Paintings regularly at the MCL Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles St., Lewisville

3705 Watermill Way, Northlake, TX 76226

(847) 275-1089

Guitar Lessons/Fine Art Sales


Now accepting new guitar students for private guitar lessons at Patty's Guitar and Art in Northlake, Texas.

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I learned to play the guitar through private lessons beginning as a child through adulthood. I have been teaching since 2005 in the Chicago area. Having just moved to Texas, I am looking forward to meeting my first new students! If you are anxious to learn, whether child or adult, I'm the one to help you.



I enjoy all kinds of guitar music! Classical music, rock, and blues are my favorite. I have performed at Chicago area churches since 2005, as a classical guitarist and as a rhythm and lead guitarist in a contemporary band. I have also performed at wedding ceremonies. 



My paintings are colorful hard edged images about spatial perception. An overriding theme is of interiors and exteriors. These paintings can be purchased on line through

About Us




3705 Water Mill Way

Northlake, TX 76226 


Credentials   IL Teaching Certificate, Art K-12, (By exam) 2001

 CT Teachers Certification, Art K-12 Central Connecticut State U. 1997

  BFA (Painting) Rhode Island School of Design 1981

  BA (Art) Simmons College 1978

Artist Exhibits in Juried shows, museum shows, street fairs, local arts organizations, schools, businesses, and art galleries in Connecticut, Chicago area, and Wisconsin, and now Texas since my move here in June 2018.

Guitarist Classical guitarist who performs at weddings, coffee shops, gallery showings, private parties, church, etc.


Teaching Experience 

Guitar Instructor

Teach students, ages four through adult about reading musical notation and guitar tablature and music theory. Teach proper way to hold the guitar, strumming, finger picking and plectrum style playing. Various types of music are taught depending on the desires of the student, such as country, rock, classical, folk, and jazz. Assess student learning on a daily basis. Alter methods to insure student learning.

Patty’s Guitar and Art Studio, My home based business, Chicago area, (August 2005-Present

Lake County Music, Lake Villa, IL (2012-2014)

Polyhedron Musical Education & Performance, Ingleside, IL, (August 2005-2012)

Engineering, Math, and Technology Instructor

Afterschool Enrichment Solutions, (AES), Banockburn, IL, (2015-2018)

In an after school program, demonstrated procedures and solutions to elementary students, in problems in engineering, math, and computer programming. 

Art Instructor

Teach students concepts of elements and principles of design, such as drawing with line, shape, harmony, painting with color or value, or texture, etc. Develop exams and methods of assessment. Develop relationships with students. Classroom management. Follow school policies, and state objectives for learning. Attend professional development classes.

Antioch Fine Arts Foundation, rt. 83, Antioch, IL and Lake County Music, (2012 to 2018). Give private instruction in art to children and adults.

St. Mathews Lutheran School, Hawthorn Woods, IL (Sept. 2007 to June 2009) 

  Developed and taught lessons to grades K through 8. Managed classroom of up   to 20 students. Helped with PTA fund raiser. Followed state based learning   objectives. Followed school policies.  Attended meetings and students science   fairs and award nights.

(Sept. 2007 to June 2009) 

Grayslake Community High School, Grayslake, IL

 (August 2003-June 2005)

Developed and taught lessons for Art Foundation, 2D and 3D classes. Completed one year Mentor Program.

Olive C. Martin Elementary School, Lake Villa, IL

 (August 2001-June 2003)

Developed and taught lessons for grades K through 6th. Planned and ordered supplies based on an annual budget.

Plainville High School, Plainville, CT

(August 1999-April 2000)

Developed and taught lessons in Drawing, Painting, Collage, with an emphasis on design. Completed two year BEST Program.

Oliver Wolcott Technical School, Torrington, CT

(October 1998-June 1999)

Developed and taught lessons in Drawing, Painting, Crafts, and Sculpture.


Let's Connect

Do you have questions, want to book a performance or want to bring your student over for a 15 minute "meet and greet"? Please give me a call.

Patty's Guitar and Art

Water Mill Way, Northlake Texas 76226 United States

(847) 275-1089