Patrick Schaefer

Joseph Barker

Voice and Piano Teacher

Musicologie Certified: Level M4

From an early age, music has always been an integral part of Patrick’s life. Music lessons were the backbone of his childhood, as he began playing piano at four, violin at nine, and took voice lessons throughout high school and college. In 2012, he graduated from Otterbein University with a BFA in Musical Theatre, and moved to NYC shortly after to pursue the big city dream.

After three years in the Big Apple, Patrick moved back to Columbus to lay roots in a more comfortable, but just as creatively accessible and inviting environment. In Columbus, Patrick began working as an accompanist, teaching voice and piano lessons, and actively performing with several theatre companies in town. You may have seen in productions at Short North Stage, CATCO, Columbus Children’s Theatre, and Imagine.

As a teacher, Patrick approaches learning through the lens of storytelling and acting, and loves to work with students of all ages and abilities. Making lessons fun, engaging, and enjoyable even when music gets tough is Patrick’s core teaching philosophy.