I took my first ‘real’ drum lesson with Pat when I was 15 years old and when I walked into his little studio on 5 Mile filled with all the different varieties of percussion instruments – marimbas, timpani, drum-sets, etc. – I knew I was in the right place. The instruction and exposure I gained while working with Pat really opened up my eyes to the overall scope of percussion (and music in general) and for that I am eternally grateful. Thank you Pat and may you continue to inspire future generations!

November 15, 2018