The great joy Patrice and his daughter Mahalia (who is now 6) shared going to several seasons of Music Together and the friends he met in choir who also taught Music Together got him thinking...maybe I could do this too? Now he is!
Born and raised on Montreal, Patrice sang in choir in elementary school and loved the sense of community and joy of gathering and singing out wholeheartedly. A poster advertising an adult choir 20 years later reminded him how much he had enjoyed being in one and he has been passionately pursuing music since then. He has been performing in local choirs Simple Gifts and City Soul Choir (where he is currently a member of the baritone section of the choir) since 2008 and playing guitar and singing in the acoustic string music group Uncle Joe for nearly the same amount of time.
Patrice currently teaches yoga at Open Door Yoga and has been a kids yoga teacher for nearly ten years. Through his yoga practice, he has learned the value and benefit of deep breathing through the practice of pranayama and mindful breath and through choirs has discovered that singing is one of the most natural and effective ways of doing that...not to mention that it's a whole lot of fun too!
Patrice loves singing, making music and dancing as a way to connect with people of all ages and cultures. In 2016, he successfully completed the Music Together Teaching Workshop developed by the Center for Music and Young Children, Princeton, New Jersey.