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About Master Study Studios

Master Study Studios was established by Pat Garvey in 2010, as part of a wider Creative Industries Learning Collective. As one of the UK's most prominent players and educators, Pat wanted to set up a private and professional teaching, mentoring, career guidance and consultation practice to specialise in expert 1:1 tuition, ongoing career guidance, consultation, and mentoring to all levels, beginner to advanced, amateur to professional, in a professional, purpose built studio with two full kits, full playback, a production suite, and professional recording facilities using top level professional industry standard equipment. 

The studio is easily accessible locally by bus and it’s a three minute walk from Brighton train station, which services the mainline trains from the surrounding area's across the whole of Southern England, with easy links to & from any UK town and city in the UK. Brighton City, Gatwick and Heathrow airports are all within easy travel distance and all are served by the South Coast mainline for those travelling from further afield.

In 2014 Pat also started offering the option of online lessons. Online lessons via Zoom are available and feature a multiple camera set up, full recording and playback opportunities and easy sharing of digital files. All Zoom lessons are recorded and made available to the student for further reference.

Master Study Studios provides


  • A safe, supportive, and developmental learning environment

  • Structured and constructive learning

  • 100% focus on, and dedication to your musical and professional development

  • Tailored lessons and study designed around the individual

  • The development and honing of transferable skills

  • Ongoing career support and advice

  • Connectivity to the local, national and international music scene

About Pat Garvey

Pat has worked worldwide as a professional drummer since 1993. Coming from a classical background, starting his musical journey on the cello at the age of four. He was lucky enough to study with some of the great teachers and players of the instrument including Hilary Jones, Grace Dick, Santiago Carvalho, and Elizabeth MacDonald, gaining experience of what makes not only a great musician, but what also makes a great teacher from an early age. He found the drums when he was 10, and at the age of 12 commenced his drums studies with Roy Sneddon who was at the time Principle Percussionist for the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. He had opportunities to begin turning professional at the age of 17 and since then has been fortunate enough to play all over the world, working with bands, artists, labels, producers, managers & all in between, as well as study with two other great teachers and highly respected players: Steve Kellner, and later on the great Bob Armstrong. More information is available here.

Over the last 13 years Pat has become much more involved in education, and alongside his professional playing career he has been evolving his own private teaching, mentoring and career guidance practice into what it has become today, Master Study Studios. From his role as Head of Drums/Principle Lecturer at BIMM, to developing and managing hands-on educational projects all over the UK, delivering masterclasses for Universities, shops, sponsors and different projects all over the world, writing degree course notes that are used internationally, consulting on course design, online learning methods, having his own tuitional column in iDrum Magazine for 3 years and then in the iconic Rhythm Magazine for nearly four years, as well as honours such as being invited onto the international VIC FIRTH Education Artist Roster and the SONOR international artist roster over the past decade. 

Pat is firmly committed to sharing the art of drumming and music including everything that goes with that in 2020, helping students develop their skill sets, find their footing in an ever-changing business, and providing a structured, constructive, safe, limitless learning environment. Pat has worked just as hard on his teaching as his playing over the last decade, achieving a PGCert in Learning and Teaching with distinction in 2013, and in 2021 completed his Masters Degree in Learning and Teaching, with distinction. 

Pat is proud to have some of his of his past and present students 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 (We Will Rock You, Jeff Beck, Bryan May, Queen), Perry Melius (Billy Ocean, Tricky), James Stewart (Vader, Written in Waters, Divine Chaos), Adam Pitts (Lawson), Deborah Knox-Hewson (Charlie XCX), Ben Thomas (Rag n' Bone Man), Evan Carson (Independent/iamthemorning/Come From Away), Demelza Mather (The Wytches/MATHER) to name just a few.


Pat proudly endorses SONOR drums, VIC FIRTH, SABIAN, REMO, ROLAND, sE Electronics, PROTECTION RACKET Cases, Porter & Davies Tactile Monitoring, DYNASTYU.S.A Marching Percussion, and Bill Sanders Practice Pads, and EPad Practice Pads U.S.A.  


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