FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PAT GESUALDO AND DRUMMERS FROM BILLY JOEL, WINGER, AND TWISTED SISTER FEATURED AS CELEBRITY JUDGES AT NEW YORK DRUMMING EVENT
MT. ARLINGTON, NJ (January 28, 2009) – Celebrity drummers Liberty DeVitto, (Billy Joel) Rod Morgenstein (Winger), AJ Pero (Twisted Sister), and drum virtuoso/D.A.D. Founder Pat Gesualdo, were the celebrity judges for the Music School’s New York drum event, held on Sunday January 25, 2009.
Spectators throughout the tri-state area attended the popular event to see some of the world’s best drummers, and to watch the brightest local drummers battle each other to win various prizes. DeVitto, Gesualdo, and Pero then battled each other in drum solos, and played together on stage to close the show.
In addition to the event, Pat Gesualdo gave a fantastic drum clinic, and described how his revolutionary D.A.D. Program is helping children throughout the world fight disabilities. His clinic and lecture were sponsored by Zildjian Cymbals and Pro-Mark Drumsticks.
“We are thrilled to have Pat Gesualdo as part of our event this year,” said Music School’s Jared Feldman. “What he is doing with the D.A.D. Program is just amazing, and he is truly helping people with disabilities everywhere.”
“This event is a great outlet to showcase some of the best local drummers,” said D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo. “It is a positive event to help drummers support each other.”
Celebrated drum virtuoso Pat Gesualdo beat a severe battle with a disability as a child, and went on to pioneer the Healing Art of Drum Therapy. Gesualdo is also the Founder/CEO of the non-profit organization D.A.D. (Drums and Disabilities.) Psychologists, neuroscientists, law enforcement agencies, special needs therapists, child protective service agencies, and teachers in over 15 countries use the D.A.D. Program to help the special needs population develop physical and cognitive functioning. D.A.D. is the top 5% most viewed profile on LinkedIn.
D.A.D. Founder/CEO Pat Gesualdo was invited to the White House to meet the President, in an effort to have D.A.D. help wounded soldiers. The U.S. Department of State brought D.A.D. to Israel, to help disabled Israeli and Palestinian children in the West Bank region. Numerous celebrities, sports stars, major corporations, and community leaders join with D.A.D. to help children fight disabilities on a Global basis.