Patrick McLaughlin

Patrick McLaughlin received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education (percussion concentration) with a minor in Psychology from the University of North Texas.

While attending UNT, Patrick had the opportunity to play in a variety of ensembles including the UNT PASIC drumline, percussion ensemble, gamelan, baroque orchestra, and multiple world percussion ensembles. His interest in African rhythm led him to travel abroad to Ghana, Africa where he studied traditional West African music, drumming, culture and religion with the Ewe tribe. His interest in psychology led him to conduct a study that researched the affects of perceptual organization on rhythmic performance in 2008. The study was published by the Psychology of Music Journal, one of the highest rated music psychology journals, in 2009.

After graduating from UNT, Patrick taught and freelanced in the Dallas-Fort Worth area before becoming the drumline director at West Bloomfield High School in West Bloomfield, Michigan. In 2012, he founded Drumline Chops and grew the website's audience to more than 18, 000 drummers from over 50 countries. He's written, recorded, and published a wide variety of percussion education resources that continue to be used around the world.

A collection of creative snare drum solos, each one representing a major artist of the 20th century.
Duration: various | Level: Med-Advanced