Randy has been providing rhythm for over three decades. His background includes years of live experience, session work, drum clinics and many years or private drum instruction. He currently teaches private drum lessons in his studio in Central Florida. Randy released a full length DVD instructional drum video titled "Extreme Drum Set Techniques". He then released the follow up DVD "In the Pocket" and then Randy released his most successful DVD yet... "Off his Rocker".
Randy has studied numerous styles of music. His early focus was in marching band. You can hear a lot of that style incorporated in his playing on the drum set.
Randy also has tons of extremely cool techniques, grooves and tips for even the most advanced drummers. He breaks the really challenging rhythms down and makes it easy to understand.
Take a moment to watch some of the videos on the site and you'll agree that Randy Van Patten is a seasoned musician that any drummer can benefit from, with a teaching style unlike any other.
Randy focuses his drum instruction on hand technique and building stick control. He has a revolutionary way of applying those techniques to the drum set.
Randy's teaching style is like no other. He walks his students through the exercises in a fun and interesting way. Some of the rudiments and hand techniques can be boring and new students can lose interest. They have to be presented in an interesting way to keep them going. Randy finds ways to keep his students excited about the basics and eager to learn more.