Dana Patek has been an active musician in Charlottesville since 1998, as a member of the Virginia Consort, the Wednesday Music Club, Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Charlottesville Music Teachers’ Association, and the James River Orff Chapter. She taught music briefly in the Charlottesville City Schools, completed student teaching in the Albemarle County Schools, and served as accompanist at the Village School. When living in Boston, Mrs. Patek sang with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, the Cantata Singers, and the Boston Cecilia. While at the University of Tennessee (Knoxville), she participated in the UT marching band and UT Singers, was the vocalist of a jazz combo, played the role of Guinevere in a musical theatre production of Camelot, and directed the music ministry at the Wesley Foundation on campus. In addition to her current work at the Waldorf School, Mrs. Patek teaches about ten beginning piano students. She holds a BA in vocal performance from the University of Massachusetts (Lowell) and has completed the post-baccalaureate teacher licensure program at Mary Baldwin College and Level I Orff training.