Pat Petrillo

World class drummer/educator and veteran NYC drummer Pat Petrillo is known for his deep sense of groove, uncanny technique, and his ability to cover any musical situation. Throughout his career, Pat has backed and recorded with a variety of artists, including Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Constantine Maroulis, Debbie Gibson, Patty Smyth & Glen Burtnik, to name a few. He performs regularly with Trumpeter Al Chez & his Band of Brothers, as well as his own band, Groovallegiance, featuring bassist Gary Grainger. A veteran Broadway drummer, Pat has played numerous shows over the years, including the current show Newsies, as well as A Chorus Line, Grease, Footloose, a national tour of Dreamgirls, plus numerous sessions and jingles.  Pat’s reputation as a DCI snare drum solo expert for many years is legendary, and is widely recognized as one of the top rudimental snare drummers of all time.

Pat has conducted numerous clinics and master classes around the globe, and his instructional videos, Hands, Grooves, & Fills (Hudson Music), and Learn to Read Rhythms…Better! (Alfred Music) are worldwide top sellers. Pat is also included on the latest Hudson compilation DVDs, Ultimate Drum Lessons: Fills and Chops, and Hand Technique and Rudiments.

Always at the forefront of drum education, Pat has launched a live online lesson site, Drum Studio Live, which offers live weekly broadcasts, lesson pack downloads, master class events with pro drummers, and hosts international drum camps. Visit for more videos and information.

Pat endorses Ludwig Drums, Zildjian Cymbals, ProMark Drumsticks, and Evans Drumheads.

Lesson Packs Featuring Pat Petrillo

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