Patrick received a Fulbright Fellowship at Rotterdam Conservatory (Netherlands), earned his Master's Degree from Indiana University in Recorder, became a registered Suzuki recorder teacher, and received his undergraduate degree in Architecture at Miami University.
Patrick studied recorder with Han Tol and Eva Legêne, and master classes with Bart Kuijken, Bertho Driever, Marion Verbruggen, Bart Spanhove, and Bert Honig. His primary Suzuki training has been with Suzuki Recorder Teacher Trainers Kathy White and Mary Halvorsen Waldo.
Mr. O'Malley's philosophy is that no instrument is limited to a specific type of person or age. He believes that the recorder is suited to players of any age, the purpose being that the individual is involved in lifelong music participation.
Patrick has performed across the U.S. and Europe. He is on the faculty of the Music Institute of Chicago. He runs a private studio and teaches remote students via video conference. He has recorded and produced a double-disc CD with Lisette Kielson labeled as, 'Telemann: Canons and Duos'. He has also served as board member of the American Recorder Teachers Association, and had an article, "Applying Rhetoric and Preluding to Recorder Education", published in The Recorder Education Journal.
Additional accomplishments include: Studies in harpsichord, basso continuo, conducting, French horn, and baroque dance.
Mr. O'Malley is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas, Early Music America, and the American Recorder Society. He has performed with Lyric Opera, Music of the Baroque, Baroque Band, Rembrandt Chamber Musicians, Haymarket Opera Company, and many early music and chamber groups. He is a founding member of Chicago Recorder Trio.
Aside from his music studies, Patrick enjoys art, architecture, baking bread, yoga, and jogging.
Practice a tough passage...backwards! Slowly several times; problem (usually) solved.
Georg Philipp Telemann
Cold winter concert in the Czech Republic, visible breath coming out of my instrument! Enthusiastic audience gave me a bouquet & lovely ceramic bell.