Steve Patton is currently in his ninth year of teaching at Rockwood Valley Middle School in suburban St. Louis, Missouri. Prior to teaching at Rockwood Valley, he served seven years as the orchestra director at Rockwood Summit High School and as co-director of the Rockwood Intermediate Honors Orchestra. In addition to his teaching in the Rockwood School District, he taught orchestra for nine years in Columbia, Missouri and one year in Shawnee Mission, KS.
Mr. Patton has received a bachelor’s degree in viola performance and a Master’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri. In addition, he holds a bachelor’s degree in music education from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Currently, Patton serves as the Middle School Orchestra Vice President for the St. Louis Suburban Music Educators Association. He has also served as the president of the Missouri Chapter of the American String Teacher’s Association and as Orchestra Vice President for the Missouri Music Educators Association.
Mr. Patton is married and has twins who are sophomores in high school. When not teaching, he enjoys being involved in his kids’ activities. Mr. Patton is also a free-lance violist and plays violin and electric bass in his church praise band.