In 2005, Patrick completed a Bachelor of Music at the University of Adelaide, majoring in Jazz Trumpet Performance, where he also performed in numerous concerts and jazz festivals with the Adelaide Uni Big Band 1. He completed his Graduate Diploma of Education through Monash University.
From 2006 Patrick taught instrumental music brass for the IMS in South Australia. From 2009 through 2015, he was employed as a classroom music, instrumental music brass and band director at Ballarat High School in Victoria.
Patrick has an extensive performance history as a trumpet player and song writer, performing in jazz, funk, hiphop and electronic bands, as well as in classical chamber groups and orchestras. One of Patrick’s earliest and most enduring passions as a musician is big band music and playing, he is therefor very excited for the opportunity to work with the Little Big Band.
Patrick joined the GCYO Team in February 2016 – welcome!