Patricia (Patty) Bourne is a veteran music educator, having taught all grades, from primary to graduate level, in four states. Currently, Bourne is Coordinator of Music Education at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA. Patty maintains an active schedule as workshop clinician, presenting to pre-service, novice, and experienced music educators on a variety of topics. Patty is Executive Director for Music Workshops, LLC, responsible for the organization of the World Music Drumming professional development workshops. She is the author of two texts: Inside the Music Classroom: Teaching the Art with Heart and Inside the Elementary Chorus: Instructional Techniques for the Non-Select Children Chorus. Patty was selected as the Washington Music Educator of the Year and is an inductee of the Washington Music Educators Hall of Fame. She was recently awarded the Distinguished Service award for the Northwest Music Educators Association and received the Excellence in Teaching award from Western Washington University.