Patrick Stephens, a Nationally Certified Teacher of Music, has maintained an independent teaching studio in Seattle since 1994. He has studied piano repertoire, music history, theory and pedagogy with Mordecai Shehori in New York and with Randolph Hokanson and Cassandra Carr in Seattle. He holds a BA degree in Mathematics from Fordham University in New York.
Patrick is District Vice President for the Washington State Teachers Association (WSMTA), and Chairperson of the Composition Competition. In 2004, he co-authored The Piano Un-method, a guide for piano teachers who wish to move their students as early as possible into the world of great music by great composers.
A highly regarded accompanist, Patrick has appeared in recital in Berlin, Salzburg, New York, Philadelphia, Boston, and Seattle. He has accompanied the Northwest Girl Choir, NOISE (Northwest Opera in Schools, Etc.) and the choirs of many churches in Seattle.