Crystal Palace Drum Teacher:
Katie Patterson

Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie Patterson performing live
Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie Patterson performing live
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About Katie

Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie Patterson is one of London’s most in demand teachers. She has a wealth of experience both in tutoring and performing, which she brings passionately to each lesson.

Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Katie moved to the UK in 2008. She achieved her BA (Hons) at the Leeds Conservatoire (formerly Leeds College of Music) before moving onto lecturing part-time at the very same institution.

Between 2011 and 2017 Katie’s work with her own trio via Live Music Now led her to bring jazz and improvisation to specialist schools, care homes and hospitals all throughout the north of England. She also worked with Doncaster Community Arts, delivering drum and percussion workshops to both children in pupil referral units, children and adults with disabilities and adults in residential rehabilitation units. Katie also has extensive classroom experience, teaching as a peri teacher in various high schools across the country.

Katie was also on the faculty of Sound & Music Summer School between 2017 and 2020. She has worked with the National Youth Jazz Collective Summer School and Create! arts.

As well as teaching privately, Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie is currently a faculty member of the Camden Light Orchestra. She also teaches on the Hitchin Summer Music Course on an annual basis.

Katie is currently working with bands such as Rafe’s Dilemma, Charlie Pyne Quartet, Ilario Ferrari Trio, L’Esprit du Jazz and is the musical director for Soul Street Productions show The History of Rock.


Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie holds a BA (Hons) from Leeds Conservatoire (formerly Leeds College of Music) where she studied drum kit under Dave Walsh. She has a huge array of experience in teaching workshops, higher education institutions, within schools and also pupils with additional considerations.

Katie has previously played with with the National Concert Band of Canada, where she won winning Most Outstanding Percussionist in 2006.

Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie Patterson performing live with The History of Rock

Notable Performances & Awards

Wembley SSE Arena, London
Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, London
The Roundhouse, London
Love Supreme Festival, East Sussex
The Arches, Glasgow
National Arts Centre, Canada
DeLaMar Theater, Amsterdam
Molde Jazz Festival, Norway
Tuscia in Jazz Festival, Italy (awarded Best New Talent)

Jazz North Futures Scheme with Rafe’s Dilemma (2020)
Best New Talent Tuscia in Jazz (2014)
Jazz Yorkshire Young Musician of the Year Award (2012)
Jazz Yorkshire Futures Scheme (2012)
John Scheerer Prize for Kit Drums (2011)
Sam Hood Rosebowl for Outstanding Performance (2011)

Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie Patterson profile shot with drum sticks

Crystal Palace Drum Teacher – Studio Location

Alternative Location – Brixton

Although Crystal Palace drum teacher Katie mainly teaches out of her own studio, she teaches once per month at Brixton Hill Studios (SW2 1RS):

Katie’s Prices

Katie’s home studio or Brixton Studio:

Local home visit:

Please note all lessons with Katie are for 60 minutes.


Crystal Palace (SE20 / Overground, Southern Rail) | Anerley (SE20 / Overground, Southern Rail) | Penge West (SE20, Overground, Southern Rail) and surrounding areas.

Katie also teaches at Brixton Hill Studios at SW2 1RS. Contact us for availability.

Interested in starting up drum lessons with Katie?

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