Patrice is an experienced musician, trained at the Sydney Conservatorium High School on piano, violin and viola, and at the University of Sydney (B.Mus, M.Mus (Hons). After graduating, she took up the viola da gamba, and has performed with a number of high profile groups, and taught viols across Australia in workshops and privately. She founded the Australian Viola da Gamba Society, and runs her own business Saraband Music, which specialises in early music. She is well known in the international early music community. She is currently President of the Early Music Society of Qld.