Being raised in the Salvation Army, Patrick has been playing brass instruments since he was 6 years old. Attending a specialist music school in Adelaide, he was invited to play in the Adelaide Conservatorium Brass Ensemble when he was 15 and then the Adelaide Youth Orchestra when he was 16. Under the tutelage of Nelson Green from the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and then Russell Davis from the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Patrick gained expertise from some of Australia’s best horn players. He completed his Bachelor of Music Performance in French Horn at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1997.
As well as the Southern Highlands Symphony Orchestra, Patrick plays in other local ensembles including Brass Connections which is a brass quintet, and he regularly plays horn and trumpet at St Judes Anglican Church. He also enjoys playing in a jazz band named Shiraz Jazz. In recent years Patrick also was invited to play Mozart’s second horn concerto with the Southern Highlands Concert Band.