Patti M. is a pianist, accompanist and teacher with over twenty five years experience working with students of all ages.  She received her Bachelor of Music from the University of Colorado in Piano Performance and Piano Pedagogy.  She utilizes her training in the Orff- Schulwerk Method as the foundation of her work with young beginning students.  This method integrates speech, singing, movement and percussion instruments to promote learning in a creative, enjoyable environment. As a piano teacher, she incorporates music theory, piano technique and ear training in classical music and other musical styles. She lends her skills as an accompanist for auditions, NYSSMA training and musical theater performance.  Patti believes that a shared passion for music begins with the connection you make with students.