My Education and Professional Background
Mr. Patel is currently in his 9th year as the Director of Orchestras at Basha High School. He also is the Orchestra teacher at Payne Jr. High School, and the Accelerated Middle School at Basha High School. In addition to teaching, he is the Associate Conductor of the Scottsdale Philharmonic Orchestra. Previously, Mr. Patel was the Symphony Orchestra Director for the East Valley Youth Symphony for 8 years. Mr. Patel has a private cello studio, and has students that have had successful careers in music performance and education. He lives in Gilbert with his wife Rochel and two children, Olivia and Alexander.
My Educational Philosophy
Music is a joy and a unique discovery into one's own depths; it is my joy to serve as a guide for each student willing to take that journey, to learn and develop their potential of their character and talents.
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