Patrick, a native of Statesville, North Carolina, has been a music educator and professional percussionist for 9 years in the Charlotte area. He has studied with Rick Dior (Charlotte Symphony Orchestra) and Everett Beale (Boston Pops Orchestra). Groups he has performed with include the Central Piedmont Community College Opera Theatre, the Charlotte Civic Orchestra, and the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra. At the age of 26, Patrick was made adjunct faculty at Gardner-Webb University teaching percussion. He is also the assistant band director at Ardrey Kell High School in Charlotte, NC, heading the percussion program. Patrick has also designed and written a curriculum for Percussion Ensemble class for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg School system. Currently, Patrick is focused on building up his percussion programs, doing yoga and playing table tennis.