Pat Petrillo

088 – Pat Petrillo: Adapting and Authenticity

In this podcast I talk to master drummer and teacher, Pat Petrillo. Pat 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 in many genres of music, including: Patti LaBelle, Gloria Gaynor, Constantine Maroulis, Debbie Gibson, Glen Burtnik. Pat has also released. 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 DVD’s, Ultimate Drum Lessons: “Fills and Chops”, and “Hand Technique and Rudiments”. He also has lesson packs available on the popular Drum APP, Drum Guru. Always at the forefront of drum education, Pat has launched a Live Online Lesson site,, which offers live weekly broadcasts, lesson pack downloads, master class events with pro drummers, and hosts International Drum Camps.

“Never overestimate someone else’s playing and never underestimate your own.” – Daniel Glass (Tweet this)

In this podcast you’ll hear Pat Petrillo talk about:

  • How he got into playing drums
  • His approach to teaching
  • How he feels about authenticity in drumming
  • Immersing yourself in styles
  • His new Ride cymbal from Zildjian
  • His online lessons
  • Much more

Resources and links mentioned:

Pat Petrillo Plays:

  • Promark Drumsticks
  • Evans Drumheads
  • Ludwig Drums
  • Zildjian Cymbals
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