Patti is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at California State University, Los Angeles, and has also held faculty positions at Western Connecticut State University, and New York University, and Hunter College.

In her private studio teaching, Patti teaches students at all levels of proficiency, and specializes in creating teaching curriculums that are adapted to the level, technical needs, and musical interests of each violin student. Her teaching approach emphasizes mindfulness of the physicality of playing, deliberate and efficient practice, contextual awareness, and personal aesthetic fulfillment for each student.

Research Interests

  • posthumanism

  • music of the Philippines and Filipinx Diaspora

  • grounded theory

  • contemporary classical chamber music

  • postmodern philosophy

  • music aesthetics

  • performance-based research and the performer's role as researcher