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  Pat Petrillo

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Pat Petrillo

Pat Petrillo, born on November 2 in New Jersey, is an American drummer, educator and inventor, best known for his educational materials and his many years as an instructor at Drummers Collective in NYC. He holds a Bachelors and Masters Degree in Music Education from Morehead State University.

Throughout his music career, Pat has played drums for a variety of artists, including Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Patty Smyth, Glen Burtnik, Phoebe Snow, and Dee-Lite. Most recent gigs include backing American Idol artist Constantine Maroulis, Debbie Gibson, and rocker Dee Snider (“Dee Does Broadway”). A New York City session ace, his most recent recordings include the debut CD of trumpeter Al Chez, with bassist Will Lee, and the “Footloose” Broadway soundtrack. Pat performs regularly at numerous venues in New York City with “Groovallegiance”, which features bassist Gary Grainger, and guitarist Chieli Minucci, as well as his NYC Big Rhythm Band. Pat is also a veteran Broadway drummer, having played the original productions of "A Chorus Line", "Grease", "Footloose", and a National Tour of "Dreamgirls".

A popular instructional video artist for many years, Pat’s products include Hands, Grooves, & Fills, as well as his latest DVD/eBook, Learn to Read Rhythms…Better!. As an educator, Pat teaches in New York City at Drummers Collective, is a visiting faculty member at ICMP in London, England, and travels globally to teach master classes and clinics. Pat hosts drum camps, teaches online lessons via Skype, and private lessons from his facility in New Jersey throughout the year. Visit his website, patpetrillo.com, for camp details, lesson info, and video downloads.

In 2009, launched released innovative, multi-level practice pad, the Ludwig P4 Practice Pad.

In 2014, Pat launched a new educational site, Drum Studio Live, where he provides live video drum lessons and access to his archives of his past videos from his online drum lessons and classes.

Pat Petrillo endorses Ludwig Drums, (Classic Maple, and Club Date Series), Zildjian Cymbals, (K Customs), ProMark Drumsticks, (747 Nylon Tip), and Evans Drumheads (Coated G2, G Plus, G14, and eMad).