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Our fabulous Ms Patrice has been part of the JOY team longer than any other educator at the studio. She’s been teaching with us for 18 years! She plays the piano and the organ, but her primary instrument is her voice. She teaches private voice lessons and once performed the major role of Narrator in Joseph & the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat starring David Osmond.
Ms Patrice’s musical favorites include Josh Groban, Gentri, and the great Audra McDonald. In her personal time she loves to bake, to garden, to shop, and to eat . . . desserts. She loves being with her family and taking care of her grandson.
This woman actually likes mowing the lawn and vacuuming the carpet. And if you ever want to get on her good side, bring her an ice cold Dr Pepper.
Her favorite part of a Kindermusik class is the lap bounce as your children yell “Again! Again!” She also loves the cuddle time and observing the bonding that takes place between you and your littles. The giggles and the smiles she gets during a Kindermusik class brings her joy.
Ms Patty is the instrumentalist of our team! She also runs all the fun extra events that we do at Song of the Heart Studios throughout the year. As a kid her band teacher gave her the nickname Pattytyme. It spread throughout the class, then the school, and even followed her to college.
Her primary instruments are the clarinet and the piano, but she also plays the flute, trombone, trumpet, violin, and cello. Talk about versatile!
She enjoys listening to the relaxing music of Jim Brickman, but most of the time in her house you will see her and her boys singing and dancing to movie soundtracks. A few current family favorites include Star Wars, Harry Potter, Newsies, and Marry Poppins.
What she loves most about being your child’s Kindermusik educator is her ability to foster growth in them. It is so important to her to help each child grow physically, mentally, and emotionally.
Her favorite part of her Kindermusik classes is the creative movement. Watching your kiddos explore and use their imaginations to express themselves brings her lots of joy and they always have lots of giggles and smiles in class.
In her own time she enjoys sewing, cooking, gardening, teaching nutrition, hiking, and camping. But most of all she loves spending time with her children and husband.
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And that’s a wrap! Now you know a bit more about each of the incredible team members here at your Song of the Heart Studios. As your child advances through the Kindermusik curriculum, you can be sure that your child will be loved and in the hands of an experienced and talented educator. It can be hard to say goodbye to a beloved teacher, but it’s always exciting to move up and meet the wonderful women that teach the next level. Thank you for being part of our JOY family here at Song of the Heart Studios. We couldn’t do what we do without YOU.