My lessons with Pat Flaherty from 92-98 as a junior high and high school student set me on a path as a well-rounded working drummer and percussionist in my adult years. I am thankful for the time that was spent on fundamentals and reading music. Some instructors can make you sound like a “good” player by teaching by rote or only focusing on a few aspects, but knowing the “hows and whys” of your hands/feet/brain with many styles and instruments has become something I have stressed to my current and past students. A lesson with Pat isn’t just instruction on the craft, you can expect to learn leadership skills, common-sense, values, and establish a great work ethic. Thanks Pat!

November 15, 2018