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Pat Gesualdo

Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo made medical, education, and drumming history when he introduced the world to his pioneering “Healing Art of Drum Therapy” techniques, and non profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). In 2004, then New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his Administration, and the New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner, helped Pat launch D.A.D. as a special education program. The WWE, several New York City School Officials, and the New York Giants helped Gesualdo launch D.A.D. at WrestleMania and WWE Raw at Madison Square Garden and the Meadowlands Izod Arena.

Pat is also the founder of the Metal Hall of Fame, which does the Annual Metal Hall of Fame Celebrity Charity Gala every January, Inducting legendary bands and music industry executives.

Monster Energy Supercross has joined forces with Pat for his “Metal Across America Tour,” which features rare items and one of a kind memorabilia from Kiss, Iron Maiden, Ozzy Osbourne, Ronnie James Dio, and Deep Purple, among other rock icons. The exhibit also includes original album cover artwork from legendary bands, major rock music artifacts, and the state of the art Metal Hall of Fame Tour Bus. The event averages 50,000 fans and 20 million media viewers at each race during the season, which is held at major sports stadiums throughout the United States.

Deko Records/Warner Music Group signed Pat for his “Metal Hall of Fame All Star CD. The CD features Pat on the drums, along with Legendary musicians Rudy Sarzo (Whitesnake), Tim “Ripper” Owens (Judas Priest), Bob Daisley (Ozzy Osbourne), Geoff Tate (Queensryche), Steve Vai (David Lee Roth), Mike Orlando (Adrenaline Mob), Bruce Kulick (KISS), guitar legend Joe Satriani, Michael Romeo (Symphony X), Joe Dell (Sleepy Hollow), guitar wizard Tony McAlpine, Chris Impellitteri (Impellitteri), Mike Tirelli (Holy Mother) and Chris Poland (Megadeth), among others. Sales from the CD go to bringing free music programs to help special needs children.

Gesualdo has also performed and/or recorded with members of Rainbow, Twisted Sister, and Winger, and for various Columbia, Sony, Atlantic, RCA, and Paramount Pictures artists and special projects. In addition, Pat was featured in a public service announcement video series with Ray Charles, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, and Todd Rundgren, which aired in rotation on MTV, VH-1, ESPN, and other major television networks.

At the Metal Hall of Fame, Pat is responsible for some of the music industry’s most legendary moments. From having Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne Join with him to arrange to have their former drummer Lee Kerslake receive his Platinum Record Awards after the two parties had 38 years of lawsuit media frenzy. The Metal Hall of Fame has Inducted numerous legendary bands, artists, and music industry executives, including Anthrax, Twisted Sister, Tom Morello, Brian Slagel / Metal Blade Records, and Sebastian Bach, among others. Metallica has Inducted Megaforce Records founders Jon and Marsha Zazula, Don Airey had a surprise Induction for Black Sabbath co-founding member Bill Ward, Kathy and Kelle Rhoads Inducted their brother Randy Rhoads, Paul Stanley has Inducted KISS manager Doc McGhee, Brian May of Queen has Inducted Joe Satriani, along with numerous other bands and artists.

Doctors, Psychologists, Neuroscientists, Special Needs Therapists, and Teachers use Gesualdo’s pioneering Drum Therapy® techniques in schools, health facilities, and community centers in over 15 Countries. He is invited to lecture and perform at major universities, medical, music, and education conferences on a global basis. His research studies have been featured in education publications and peer reviewed Journals, and he also represented the United States at the International Disability Festival.

As one of the top disability experts, Pat is often asked by lawyers, senators and congressmen throughout the United States to help draft special needs legislation. Pat has overseen some of the highest profile court cases of abuse or neglect of special needs children and adults.

Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President in an effort to help bring his D.A.D. and his Drum Therapy® techniques to wounded troops throughout the United States. The U.S. State Department has brought Gesualdo throughout the world to help disabled children. The United States Pentagon has called on Pat to train and certify U.S.Military health professionals in Drum Therapy®, so they can help troops throughout the world minimize physical and mental health issues.

Numerous celebrities, fortune 500 companies, and law enforcement agencies join with Gesualdo to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis. He was also sponsored by Sony to do all 40 tour dates of the Warped Tour.

The drum guru is the author of the breakthrough book/CD “Drum Therapy, Healing With the Drumset.” (Alfred Music Publishing), which helps special needs therapists and drummers help their special needs patients and students. Gesualdo had an exclusive Drum Therapy column in Modern Drummer magazine, and was nominated to Who’s Who In America, and as a voting member for the Grammy Awards. He has won various awards and performs and lectures on a Global basis. Pat is an artist/clinician for Pro-Mark Drumsticks, ProLogix drumpads, Evans Drumheads, and Zildjian Cymbals.

Pat Gesualdo is featured in major media outlets including: WABC TV, MSNBC, Milan TV, People Magazine, ABC Television News, Sean Hannity Show, Parents Magazine, Fox Morning Show, New York Post, MTV, NBC Television News, CNN, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone, USA Today, the Star Ledger, VH-1, Modern Drummer Magazine, China Epioch, Yahoo News, The Herald News, Talk Radio Magazine, Drum Tracks Magazine, Clear Channel Radio Networks, CBS Television News, DrumHead Magazine, the WOR Radio Network, among other major media outlets.

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