Patrick Hanlin is an Indiana import, arriving in Boston in 2002, in order to continue his schooling. Patrick attended and graduated from the prestigious Berklee College of Music. After finishing his degree in Professional Music (a music business/performance degree), Patrick began building an extensive resume, including dozens of album credits and six national tours.
After winning a Boston Music Award for "Best New Act" in 2007, Patrick flew to Los Angeles to record a record with Mike Cosgrove (drummer of multi-platinum selling band Alient Ant Farm and producer of The Urgency, an Island/Def Jam Records band). Patrick played two shows at the world-famous South-by-Southwest Festival in Austin, TX, and another two showcases there in 2009 for Berklee College of Music and Sidehatch Entertainment. Patrick has played a showcase at the College Music Journal Festival in NYC, was the headlining act for the "Best of Emergenza" national tour, and plays regularly sold-out shows in Boston with his band KID:NAP:KIN. Patrick's band was also one of the Improper Bostononian's "Top 10 Bands you Need to Hear" in 2008.
Passing on his extensive knowledge through teaching has become a serious passion for Patrick; having studied under Dane Clark (drummer for John Mellencamp) in Indiana as well as Dave DiCenso (Duran Duran, Steve Vai), Casey Scheurell (Chaka Khan) and Kenwood Dennard (Miles Davis) at Berklee College of Music, he has had vast experience working one-on-one with some of the best drummers in the world. This extensive knowledge and training is what Patrick strives to pass onto his students on a daily basis.
Patrick also began studying piano at a very young age, and studied with both in-house private teachers and professors at Anderson University for ten years before heading to college in Boston. Patrick began teaching at the tender age of 16 and hasn't slowed down since. Private instruction has become a cornerstone in Patrick's life after nearly a decade of teaching!