Pat is currently Adjunct Associate Professor of Guitar at Santa Rosa Junior College and Lake Tahoe Community College in California. He is a well-known teacher in New York, where he taught guitar for 35 years at the United Nations International School. He has also been Professor of Guitar and Music History at the Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts, in Kingston, Jamaica.

Pat performs and tours internationally with his wife, flutist, Kathleen McDonald, and has recorded a CD of music for Flute and Guitar, “Hill of Slane – Psalms, Sonatas and Sojourns”

In addition to recording, Cherry Lane Music (now Hal Leonard) and Bergmann Editions, has published his arrangements and method books written for the guitar.

He is a member of the College of Examiners of the Royal Conservatory Certificate Program. A Canadian-based music assessment program, Pat is one of the first 100 teachers chosen to be American Examiners in the RCM program. His students consistently achieve high level honors for their participation, and have been heard in honors recitals held at Carnegie Hall.

He holds a M.Mus. degree from Stony Brook University in New York, where he studied with Jerry Willard. Other teachers include Billy Bauer (jazz), Timothy Walker, and master classes with Angel Romero and Alexandre Lagoya.