Independent Music Professional
Pianist, Synth, Music Director
(YOU CAN E-MAIL Patrick BELOW)
I am an Independent Music Professional, currently living in Palm Springs, CA. I have been a musician all my life. I started playing the piano, by ear, at the age of 4. My mother then started taking me to lessons. I graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance. After many years of classical training, I decided to pursue a career in commercial music. To that end, I later attended and received a Piano Performance degree at Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA. My greatest attribute as a musician is my ear. I have absolute pitch, which is innate. It is a real blessing and, at some times, a real pain. However, I'm grateful for the gift. Over the years, I've had incredible experiences performing and traveling all over the world. I continue to do so and am happy to be self-employed and work freelance. My Bio is included in this website. Thanks for visitng my site. : )
I am a freelance musician and
play shows, private parties, country clubs,
restaurants, weddings, bar mitzvahs,
quinceañeras, anniversaries or
any other event that you may be hosting.
My contact info is at the bottom of this page.
Just a few of my compositions. Hope you like. : )
B.M. Piano - St. Olaf College - MN
K.I.P - Dick Grove School of Music - CA
Business of Music Course - CCSN - NV
Musical Director, Keys/Synth player with Charo on tour since 2002
DaKoda Duo – Rancho Las Palmas, Mission Hills, Vintage & Monterey Country Clubs
Spencer’s Restaurant – regular gig as restaurant pianist since 2005
Numerous Casuals, Bands, Private Parties, Accompanist, Shows
Cats Chorus Line Phantom of the Opera Ain’t MisBehavin’ Pippin
Dream Girls You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown
Masses, Weddings, Funerals, Special Services
St John’s Lutheran – Palm Desert
Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Palm Desert
Our Lady of Guadeloupe – Palm Springs
St Francis of Assisi – La Quinta
2001 - Present - Independent Music Professional
2010 - Present - Music Director for Charo
1994 - 2001 - Entertainment Manager – Princess Cruises - LA
1987 - 1994 – Musical Director/Keyboardist/Conductor onboard Princess Cruises vessels
1982 - 1983 – Musical Director for Jean Ann Ryan Productions – Ft Lauderdale, FL
1982 - 1987 – Performed in Frontline and Phoenix Express Top 40 Dance Bands opening for the Righteous Brothers, Al Yankovic, Rupert Holmes, et. al.
1979 - 1982 - St Olaf Choir 3-Year Member
1982 - St Olaf College Honor Student
1978 - MTNS State winner - Piano
Patrick currently lives in Palm Springs and enjoys the desert lifestyle.
After moving here from Las Vegas 15 years ago, he finds this area to be more appealing
with friendlier people in a small town atmosphere.
He enjoys working freelance, playing locally in the valley and
performing at private parties and events. When he’s not playing with Dakoda Duo,
you may find him playing piano at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, or traveling on the road
with Charo, as her keyboardist and Music Director.