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Patricia Melcher Bissell

Patricia received B.M. and M.M. degrees in piano and composition from Peabody Conservatory and Yale University. She also received a Fulbright Scholarship to study composition in Paris.


“Pat” has taught keyboard at Gateway Community College in New Haven, CT for 16 years. She taught K-12 music in suburban and inner-city schools, and operated piano studios.


She also served as the floor exercise arranger/pianist for two U.S. Women’s Olympic Gymnastic Teams.

See “Appropriate Arrangements” in Piano Magazine, March 2020

Also, see author’s book co-published by NAfME and Rowman & Littlefield: Classroom Keyboard


Suitable for individual, group, or remote instruction.

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