Patrick McLaughlin is an east coast transplant from Pennsylvania. He spent most of his adult life living in New York City and its surrounding areas but is happy to now call San Diego home. Patrick holds an M.M. in Vocal Performance from San Diego State University, an M.A.T. in Music Education from Montclair State University and a B.A. in Music from Penn State University. Prior to moving to San Diego, Patrick was the Choir and Drama director at Roosevelt Middle School in West Orange, New Jersey. Before beginning his teaching career, Patrick worked as a performer on two national tours, a cruise ship, and various regional theatres across the country. He still loves to sing and remains active as a classical singer in Southern California. When Patrick is not teaching or singing, he loves to spend time at the dog park with his Boston Terriers, Peggy and Pearl.