Patricia is an MTNA Nationally Certified Teacher who recently returned to Tucson after living in the Pacific Northwest for almost forty years. Ms. Scordato’s piano studio in Portland, Oregon consistently produced students who successfully competed at the local, state and regional levels. And dozens of her students have earned significant scholarships to music schools throughout the country. She was Public Relations Chair, Program Chair and Portland District President of the Oregon Music Teachers Association and served on the Advisory Board of the Portland State Piano Recital Series and Portland Piano International. She was an OMTA Syllabus and Festival adjudicator and in 2010, helped to establish the Extended Study of Musicianship and Repertoire (ESMAR) program for prospective music majors.
About Patricia Scordato
As an applied piano major, Patricia studied with Edna Church at University of Arizona before transferring her junior year to the Conservatory Cherubini in Florence, Italy where she studied with Andreina Materassi Barton and Marco Vavolo. She continued her pedagogical studies at Portland State University and Linfield College.
Before embarking on a full-time teaching career, Patricia made her livelihood playing in restaurants and hotels. In Tucson, her first playing job was at the Northwood’s Restaurant and then at Scordato’s, her family’s restaurant near Gates Pass. While studying in Florence, Italy, she played classical music at the Hotel Excelsior and Hotel Croce di Malta. And in Oregon she played at the Black Butte Ranch Resort in Sisters and Amadeus Restaurant in Lake Oswego. In 1993, as Public Relations Chair of OMTA, she was instrumental in starting and organizing the Nordstrom Community Outreach Program. This popular program, which ran for 16 years, gave students in the Portland Metro area an opportunity to perform at the Downtown, Washington Square and Lloyd Center Nordstrom stores during the holidays and in the spring.