I always loved music and knew that I wanted to be a music teacher someday however passion alone does not always produce desired results. Pat helped focus my music instruction and took my percussion playing to a new level. Pat prepared me for college auditions, sent me to the Troopers Drum and Bugle Corps which I marched for two years. He took me on my first “real” gig to play “The Living Christmas Tree” at College Church of the Nazarene! I am forever indebted to Pat for his mentoring through the years and now I “live my dream composing and teaching music.” Thanks Pat!