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Passionate about education & all things drum & music related, Pat Garvey is Head of Drums at BIMM Brighton in the UK where he runs a team of 7 esteemed tutors and looks after 200 + drum students.
Pat has his own monthly column in the iconic Rhythm Magazine, the UK’s biggest drum magazine, and although already a published author having written over 100 educational articles for various drum magazines, as well as writing complete university music course notes across five different academic levels that are used internationally by some of the top universities and biggest H.E institutions in the world, his first book LAWLESS was also published in 2016. He is also works as an international clinician, and in early 2016 Pat was also welcomed onto the international VIC FIRTH Education Artist roster.

Private teaching

As well as his teaching commitments at BIMM, Pat also runs a successful private teaching and mentoring practice, teaching and mentoring students from all over the UK and Europe at his Master Study Studios facility in Brighton, UK, and 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) to name just a few.

His private teaching studio is located in central Brighton, and is fully equipped to the highest standards. The studio is easily accessible locally by bus and it’s a five minute walk from Brighton train station which services the mainline trains from the surrounding areas, with easy links from & to any UK town and city. Shoreham, 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.

For enquiries regarding private lessons please contact

Pat Garvey’s DrumWorks teaching studio is sponsored by VIC FIRTH, SONOR, REMO, SABIAN, ROLAND, PROTECTION RACKET, Porter & Davies Tactile Monitoring Systems, and Dynasty U.S.A.


As well as working as an international clinician and dedicating time to various charitable causes aimed at inspiring young people to take up playing the drums and get involved in music, Pat also runs Rhythmic Routes; a not for profit project that runs every two years which gets out into hard to reach areas and works with talented and gifted children between the ages of 8 – 13yrs, that otherwise don’t have the opportunity to spend time with a top-class working professional/s. Part of this project is working with parents and carers to help increase awareness and understanding of to how to support young musicians, as well as working with localised drum teachers to support their role in the local community.
In early 2016 Pat was invited on to the Board of Trustees of soundLINCS, the largest and leading not-for-profit community music organisation operating across the East Midlands. Working in partnership with local, regional and national organisations, soundLINCS provides and develops high quality and innovative music-making opportunities and training for all ages and communities.

Apart from his professional playing experience over the last 23 years and amateur experience with bands and orchestras prior to turning pro, he has studied privately with some truly great musicians and highly respected teachers over the last 32 odd years including Elizabeth Macdonald (Cello), Grace Dick (Cello), Roy Sneddon (Drums), Steve Kellner (Drums), & Bob Armstrong (Drums).

In 2012 Pat completed his PGCert in Teaching and Learning (Middlesex University), and will shortly commence his Masters.


Rhythm Magazine

Harvey : BIMM Masterclass

Pat UK clinic VF

Past iDrum article

Clinic shot 2016


© Pat Garvey 2018