My name is Patrick. I have an unusually severe interest in everything and a passion for learning. My work in music is primarily as a keyboardist, sound designer, and songwriter who has toured and recorded with a variety of bands, solo projects, and worship teams. I love to play live and in studio. I have performed in venues spanning small recitals to leading worship at conferences of 3,000+ people for speakers and artists such as Francis Chan, Sy Rogers, Jared Anderson, and NewSong.
My formal education is in mathematics and liberal studies (biology and kinesiology). I had the privilege to study piano and arranging from Marilynn Ham while at university. I began learning synthesis and sound design from Ian McIntosh (Jesus Culture, Bethel, Kari Jobe, Chris Tomlin) in early 2016 and am still learning with him. Years of practice and continued learning enable me to play appropriate parts that support the other musicians in the band, including knowing when not to play.
I may not be the best musician or audio engineer in the world, but I have some things you do not – a second set of ears and unique tastes in music. I can bring a fresh perspective and new creative ideas to your art. Your work is important and unique; it deserves to be treated as such. I want you to experience joy as your art comes to life. I want to help you get it ready to share with the world and exceed your expectations in the process.
Growing up on a farm, I have developed a strong work ethic and sense of responsibility. I have disciplined practice times every day and blocks of sound design, active listening, and ear training times every week. I consistently arrive for load-in, rehearsal, and events early; I don’t cancel.
Here is what I am currently working on. If you want to work together, I’m available for single events and tours, session and e-session work, including programming and composing for specific projects; please contact me. If you are looking for advice and counsel on getting started with MainStage, Ableton or Reason, let’s talk!