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About Master Study Studios

Master Study Studios is a private, professional teaching practice, developed and run by Pat Garvey, one of the UK's most prominent educators. Master Study Studios offers expert drum tuition and career advice to all levels, beginner to advanced, in a professional, purpose built studio with two full kits, full playback and recording facilities, using top level professional 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.

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

  • 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 at the time. 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, who is widely regarded as having been one of the worlds top drum teachers.

Over the last 10 years Pat has become much more involved in education, and alongside his professional playing career he has been evolving his own private teaching practice into what it has become today, Master Study Studios. From his role as Head of Drums at BIMM Brighton 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, to writing degree course notes that are used internationally, having his own tuitional column first in iDrum Magazine for 3 years and now the iconic Rhythm Magazine, 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 few years, Pat is firmly committed to sharing the art of drumming, helping students find their footing in an ever-changing business, and providing a structured, constructive, safe, and limitless learning environment.  

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) to name just a few.

 

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

  

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