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D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities)
Drum Therapy

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We integrate our pioneering Drum Therapy techniques for special needs children and adults in schools, health facilities, and community centers in over 15 countries.

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Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo is known for pioneering the Healing Art of Drum Therapy.® He is also the founder of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities). New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Administration, and the New Jersey Department of Education Commissioner helped Gesualdo launch D.A.D. in 2004, as a special education program in New York City and New Jersey school systems. Psychologists, doctors, neuroscientists, special needs therapists, and teachers endorse and use D.A.D.’s pioneering Drum Therapy techniques, in schools, hospitals, mental health facilities, and community centers in over 15 countries. Pat was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to bring his pioneering Drum Therapy techniques to help wounded troops throughout the United States. Under President Obama, the U.S. Department of State brought Pat to the West Bank region of Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children with his groundbreaking techniques of Drum Therapy and the D.A.D. Program. In 2014, Governor Christie signed the groundbreaking disability Legislation into law that Pat wrote, to further help disabled children and adults. N.J. is the first State to add such additional protection from bullying and discrimination for the disabled population. In an extremely rare bipartisan effort, Pat’s Legislation passed the N.J. Senate 34-0, and the N.J. Assembly 74-0. Senators and Congressman throughout the United States also call on Pat to help write disability Legislation, and to advise how to help protect disabled and children and adults in their states. Numerous Celebrities, Sports Stars, Politicians, and Major Corporations have joined forces with Pat to help children throughout the world fight disabilities. Some include New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Administration, TD Bank, Xerox, the NY Giants, Pepsi-Cola, the Morris County Police, the WWE Superstars, Alfred Music Publishing, Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Hasbro Toys, Evans DrumHeads, Live Nation, Zildjian Cymbals, Modern Drummer Magazine, and Sony Music among others. The WWE Superstars joined forces with Pat at a live televised WWE event at the Meadowlands Izod Arena. Various New York City School Officials, and WWE and NY Giants Superstars, joined him to announce the D.A.D. Program. As a professional drummer, Pat fronts his prog/metal project Iceland, which debuted in the #9 position on the U.S. Radio Charts. Some of Pat’s friends join him in Iceland, including Iconic metal guitarist Michael Romeo of Symphony X, eminent guitarist Metal Mike Chlasciak of Rob Halford’s band Halford, and industry session vocalist Chandler Mogel, among others. Legendary television/radio host Eddie Trunk, of VH-1’s “That Metal Show” also helped Pat with a video promotion for his Iceland project. Pat has performed/recorded on industry projects with various Atlantic, Columbia, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Paramount Pictures artists and special projects. He was also featured in a public service announcement video series with Ray Charles, Lars Ulrich of Metallica, and producer Todd Rundgren, which aired in rotation on MTV, VH-1, and other major television networks. Sony Music also sponsored him for 40 dates on the Warped Tour. The drum guru has an exclusive Drum Therapy column in Modern Drummer Magazine, and is the author of the groundbreaking drum instruction book “Drum Therapy,” published by Alfred Music Publishing. Playability Toys also partners with Pat for the Drum Therapy Kit. It contains the necessary products and instructional dvd on Drum Therapy, which can be used for in-home use. Pat has been nominated to Who’s Who In America, and has won numerous awards. He is highly sought after for keynote speeches, clinics, and lectures, at major music, educational, and medical conferences throughout the world. He also represented the United States at the International Disabilities Festival. Pat is an artist/clinician for Pro-Mark Drumsticks, Evans DrumHeads, Alfred Music Publishing, ProLogix Percussion, and Zildjian Cymbals, D.A.D./Pat Gesualdo have been the lead story on NBC, CBS, and ABC Television News, and other major media outlets on a Global basis. He had a 4 page feature interview in Modern Drummer Magazine, and featured in major media outlets such as WABC TV, MSNBC, ABC Television News, CNN, USA Today, NBC Television News, the LA Times, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Post, Fox Morning Show, Parents Magazine, MTV, Milan TV, the Star Ledger, VH-1, Modern Drummer Magazine, Google News, China Epioch, Yahoo News, The Herald News, Percussive Notes, Talk Radio Magazine, Drum Tracks Magazine, Williamsport Sun Gazette, Kentucky Lexington Leader, CBS Television News, , DrumHead Magazine, WOR Radio Network, and Clear Channel Radio Networks among others. For more information, please contact D.A.D. World Headquarters at 973-725-5150, or Official Pat Gesualdo Websites # # #

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