If you want to learn any/all facets of drumming on the acoustic and/or electronic drum kit you’ve come to the right person, place, and thing !

Check my schedule and book yourself single- or recurring lessons HERE at my page at Learnivore NOW !


I’m Patrick Richardson; musician, teacher, and tinker-er.


I’ve been drumming for 25+ years in multiple bands, with over 10 recordings covering Rock, Soul, Rap, Funk, Metal, Jazz & Latin styles

I’m on staff as drum-instructor and electronics specialist at the Philadelphia School Of Rock teaching an average of 12 students across 2 nights a week (presently Tuesdays and Wednesdays). I have another half-dozen (and growing) students taking private lessons in my home studio.

I have been a certified teacher since 2011, adjunct-teaching at Temple University, Drexel University, and The Art Institute. I have a B.A. Psychology with training in ergonomics, injury prevention, and motivational psychology, and have experience with special- needs youth and limited-mobility clients.


I offer lessons in:

  • general drum kit: acoustic / electronics
  • rhythmic ear training: counting, notation,
  • drumming a specific song: any genre, any level.
  • drumming cross-training: speed / endurance / ergonomics / injury prevention
  • drum machine programming / beat-making : MIDI sequencing, sampling, and synthesis.
  • Recording on a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW): tracking, editing, and song-writing.
student “M” works on transcribing a drumbeat from a song



My teaching studio features everything you’ll need for an immersive musical learning experience:

  • 2+ acoustics drum kits for tandem play.
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two standard 4-piece drumkits for tandem play.
  • PA system to play along with YOUR favorite music
tandem student
play along with music and/or click that you hear through stage-quality speakers and/or studio isolation headphones
  • metronome with electronic practice pads
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the “electronic practice station” includes metronome and various pads for warmups and rudiments to improve stick control and hand speed. I installed security mirror so student and teacher can follow each other better
  • recording studio tools to document and share your progress !
beyond the acoustic kits lies the studio computer for playing songs or recording performances, and a “groovebox tower” for electronic rhythms. and melodies
  • plenty of ear-protection!



We can learn and play

  • in my home studio in West Philadelphia (49th and Market)
  • at your home/kit
  • remotely via skype
student “M” works on a counting execrcse


I am presently available:

  • Monday
    • 1-7pm
  • Thursday
    • 11am-7pm
  • Friday
    • 1-6pm
  • Sunday
    • 11am-4pm


Standard rates are $50/hour, with

  • …discounts for longer sessions (max 2.5 hours)
  • …additional (travel) fees for house-calls

Commitment !

I’m excited that you’re eager to learn new rhythmic skills with me. My promise to you is, “If you do the work, you will be supported with opportunity to succeed!” Everyone is different, and as a result, their lessons will be a unique exploration of their needs, skills, and approach. By doing it this way, you’ll find the lessons more enjoyable and you’ll find greater motivation to stay committed. I appreciate your time and interest in learning new forms of rhythms with me.

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taking a break at a drum circle in my neighborhood



To schedule in-person and/or online lessons, email me at thepatrickrichardson@gmail.com