"I want each student
to catch my love of music,
and to recognize that I see them as a unique
and special person."
Patricia King is an
accomplished music/piano educator and
composer. She trained with the most
innovative piano pedagogues of our times.
Her warmth, love of music and broad
educational background create an outstanding
atmosphere for learning. She brings years of
pioneering innovation and leadership to
- She invented numerous games to help make learning effective and fun;
- She was one of the first LI teachers to integrate computer technology
into music education;
- She was one of the first LI teachers to teach piano in groups, not
- She is a prominent teacher of the Taubman technique, a technical and
interpretive approach to the piano known for its success in curing
repetitive stress injuries, adopted by top performing pianists and teacher..
She is a great teacher for children, because of her playful, creative spirit.
For ambitious students, she offers a depth of knowledge in piano technique and
musical interpretation. (One of her students went on to win the 2010 Pulitzer
Prize in music!) In addition, she is an awards-winning, published composer.
Why choose Pat King for your piano lessons?
- She maintains a computer music lab as an integral part of her piano
- She has a deep knowledge of how the human body works at the keyboard;
- She teaches all styles of music: classical, jazz, pop; music theory
and ear training; and she seeks to share the excitement of creating one's
own music through improvisation and composition.
- She offers opportunities for performance;
- She has never lost the joy of making music, and of sharing that joy
Highlights of her credentials include:
- Faculty Chair of the Dorothy Taubman School of Piano, a school
attracting top performing pianists.
- Creator and director of Frank & Camille’s Keyboard Ensemble Festival.
Using keyboard technology, piano students from all over Long Island had the
unique experience of orchestral playing while at a keyboard.
- Active member of the Association of Piano Teachers of Long Island
(APTLI), and the Long Island Composers Alliance (LICA).
- Multiple awards-winning composer of works for piano, choir, and
chamber ensemble, published by several major music publishers;
- Composer-in-residence at the Amherst Music Festival.
- Judge for NYSSMA, the American College of Musicians Composition
Competition, and others.
- Presenter at numerous conferences; contributor to magazines; featured
in the NYTimes.
- BA in music from the University of Rochester, majoring at the Eastman
School of Music.
- Postgraduate work at Columbia University’s Teachers College.
Patricia can be reached at