White and Petrillo hit the ACM

The Academy Of Contemporary Music in Guildford have announced a couple of fantastic visitors to the school in March, just before the students' exams kick in.

On Wednesday 12 March Pat Petrillo, famous for his work with Gloria Gaynor and Patti LaBelle, will be hitting the school for a masterclass. Pat has also worked on many Broadway shows as well as producing a number of tuition books and videos including his latest, Hands, Grooves, and Fills.

A mere two days later (14 March), one of the UK's coolest drummers and recent Guest Lesson star on the Rhythm CD, Steve White will be hitting the school to offer advice, technique ideas and playing tips.

Chris Barnes

I'm MusicRadar's eCommerce Editor. In addition to testing the latest music gear, with a particular focus on electronic drums, it's my job to manage the 300+ buyer's guides on MusicRadar and help musicians find the right gear for them at the best prices. I dabble with guitar, but my main instrument is the drums, which I have been playing for 24 years. I've been a part of the music gear industry for 20 years, including 7 years as Editor of the UK's best-selling drum magazine Rhythm, and 5 years as a freelance music writer, during which time I worked with the world's biggest instrument brands including Roland, Boss, Laney and Natal.