Bio: Kyle, Patrick - Music from Around the World (2016)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 10/12/2016
Kyle Will Present Music from Around the World (Music Teacher – 2016)
Kyle Will Present Music from Around the World
By Todd Schmidt
New K-6 music teacher Patrick Kyle, 36, plans to present music from all around the world to students at Neillsville Elementary School.
“We will explore voices, drums, xylophones, recorders and lots of other instruments,” Kyle said. “It’s going to rock.”
Kyle lives in Neillsville with his dog, Jobi, a black and tan Tibetan terrier mix. He has a well-rounded list of hobbies, including hiking, biking, skiing, snowshoeing, camping (and anything outdoors), science fiction literature, television, movies, astronomy, star gazing, musical instruments, songwriting and home studio recording projects.
He is involved with the Boy Scouts of America (Eagle Scout), Habitat for Humanity and various trail associations.
Kyle graduated from Oconomowoc High School as valedictorian of the Class of 1998. He received a B. A. degree in 2002 from Lawrence University, with a major in religious studies and a minor in mathematics (cum laude) and a B. M degree in 2013 from Brooklyn College-City University of New York, with a double major in music education and trumpet performance (summa cum laude).
His additional trainings include Orff Schulwerk certification from George Mason University (summer courses in 2011, 2013 and 2014), World Music Drumming (summer courses in 2015 and 2016) and as independent study of Hindustani music and dance (vocals, flute, sitar, violin, table and Kathak) in India, spending summers abroad in 2001, 2005 and 2012.
For the past two years, Kyle lived in Littleton, CO, where he held his first teaching job. Before that, he resided in New York City for his music teacher training.
Kyle has also resided in Vermont, Oregon, Washington, New Hampshire, New Mexico, the District of Columbia and India.
As one might expect, Kyle has had a diversified career. His previous position before coming to Neillsville was K-6 music teacher at Acres Green Elementary in Littleton.
Prior to that, he served as environmental educator for NYC Audubon Society and Prospect Park Audubon Center in New York City, AmeriCorps program coordinator in New Paltz, NY, health food store clerk in Pewaukee, WI, organic farm worker and maple syrup producer in Rupert, VT, AmeriCorps trail crew leader in Sisters, OR, AmeriCorps habitat restoration crew member in Trout Lake, WA, AmeriCorps trail crew member in Allenstown, NH, and program counselor at Philmont Boy Scout Ranch in Cimarron, NM.
“I’m very excited to be in a small Wisconsin town again,” Kyle said. “I can’t wait to meet the kids of Neillsville, connect with their families and become more integrated in the community.”
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