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Over the past 16 years Pat Garvey has become one of the UK’s most prominent player-educators. As well as nearly three decades of professional international playing experience, he has written over 300 educational articles for various periodicals including the iconic Rhythm Magazine and iDrum Magazine, gives talks and demonstrations internationally, holds the position of Head of Drums/Principal Lecturer at BU and has PTTLS, PGCert, & masters degree qualifications in learning and teaching. He also a published author and an artist in his own right.


With students that come to study with him from all over the world, in-person and online, he can count 100’s of students working successfully in different areas of the creative industries locally, nationally and internationally, as well as some playing with some of the top bands and artists in the world. They include:

Ben Thompson (Two Door Cinema Club), Joao Caetano (Leona Lewis, Incognito), Rufus Taylor (The Darkness, We Will Rock You, Jeff Beck), Perry Melius (Billy Ocean, Tricky), James Stewart (Vader, Decapitated), Adam Pitts (Lawson), Deborah Knox-Hewson (Charlie XCX, Nasty Cherry, James), Ben Thomas (Rag n' Bone Man), Evan Carson (Independent/iamthemorning/Come From Away), Demelza Mather (The Wytches/MATHER), Camille Philips (The Subways), Alex Woodward (Black Honey), to name just a few.


Pat works with established pro’s, teachers, beginners and all in between, and teaches styles, technique, reading, RSL and Trinity grades 1 -8, electronics, drum recording, drum mixing and production techniques, and personal and professional development. He also specialises in teacher development and support working with teachers locally, nationally and internationally, and works with a wide variety of learning differences.


Pat's teaching studio is a 5 minute walk from Brighton Station, close to all bus routes and major transport hubs like Gatwick Airport and Brighton City Airport, and there are several car parks nearby as well as street parking. Zoom and Skype lessons are available for students that might not be able to travel and/or those studying from further afield in the UK and internationally.

For enquiries please use the contact page  

A small selection of teaching and learning experiences with Pat, including lecturing, guest teaching, masterclasses, magazine articles, online teaching, 1:1 teaching, guest filming, live streams 

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Facebook Live stream during Covid
Pat Garvey idrum magazine video
Pat Garvey & Sabian Clinic
Rhythm Magazine article
Natal Drums Masterclass
Marshall Education shoot
Pat Garvey University lecture
Rhythm magazine drum lesson pat garvey
Pat Garvey schools teaching
Pat Garvey drum teacher BIMM
Pat Garvey online drum lesson
Pat Garvey drum lessons brighton
Pat Garvey working with metal hammer rock school
idrum magazine article pat garvey drum lessons brighton
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Pat Garvey drum lessons brighton
Pat Garvey Ralph Rolle drum lesson brighton
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