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John has been teaching music and performing on the violin in Northern Michigan since 1996.  He studied at Southern Illinois University and holds undergraduate degrees in music and education.  As a founding member of the Great Lakes Chamber Orchestra he has participated in every season since its inception. John has also performed with many different chamber ensembles in Michigan, Oregon, and Illinois. In addition to private music lessons, John taught the strings programs at Concord Academy, Petoskey in 2008. He continues to teach private violin lessons, and is currently teaching English, civics, and theater at Concord Academy.  

Meet John Van Patten

DGSP Classroom Instructor Violin

Individual Lesson Teacher

Meet John Van Patten