Patrick Wade has been playing violin for over 26 years. His training began with private instruction in classical violin and his studies continued whilst attending the Milwaukee High School of the Arts. Patrick obtained his B.A. in Violin Performance from UW-Milwaukee and earned his Master’s in Violin Performance from UW-Madison.
While in college, Patrick joined The Scrubbers, a Milwaukee based Irish folk-rock band whom he has played with for over 10 years. Apart from performing, Patrick also spends time exploring other aspects of music; he works as a stringed instrument repairman, in instrument and equipment sales and teaches private violin lessons to students of all ages.