Dana Patek began teaching choir at CWS in 2010 while completing the music teacher licensure program at Mary Baldwin College. Singing has been a life-long joy, especially with choirs like the Tanglewood Festival Chorus and the Virginia Consort. She has sung lead roles in musicals, fronted a jazz combo, played trombone with the University of Tennessee marching band, and worked as a dance instructor, but found nothing to rival the adventure of classroom music teaching. Dana is currently active in the music life of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Charlottesville Music Teachers’ Association, the Shenandoah Recorder Society, the Wednesday Music Club, and the James River Orff chapter. In addition, Dana thoroughly enjoys teaching elementary piano students from her home nearby.