After working as a an artist/illustrator for many years Patrice wrote her first song in late 1999, then one after another. After writing over a dozen songs she recorded "Following A Dream", produced by Jim Robeson, a Grammy award winning producer/recording engineer at Bias Studios, outside Washington, D.C. Patrice plays electric guitar and piano, does all the vocals. The music has been described as "a true melting pot of musical expression"...rock/blues/alt.country/etc... Currently Patrice has written over 60 songs, continues to write, record, and plays guitar and keyboards with her band "Hot Flash." She also taught guitar and piano privately, and at the "Bach to Rock" Music School in Bethesda, MD. She has played both instruments since she was a kid, learning sight-reading from piano lessons, but is self-taught on guitar and plays piano by ear as well. Patrice has performed solo and with a band around the DC area and some venues in NYC. She is the DC Coordinator for Mamapalooza (Moms Who Rock!) which showcases women musicians nationally. Her favorite artists are the Beatles, Joni Mitchell, Steve Winwood, Cream, Jimi Hendrix, Bach, Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin.