Patti Loach Bio

Patti Loach has been playing the piano since she was six.

She is a grateful product of the vocal (low alto) and instrumental (clarinet) music programmes offered by Scarborough’s Public Schools; a graduate of the Royal Conservatory of Music of Toronto (A.R.C.T. perf.), and of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (BMus).  

In addition to loving classical music, she’s mad for the American Songbook… and musical theatre, in general.

Her recordings, Carmen UnZipped and Pull Me Through, as well as her work in shows like "The Shopping Cart of Love", "The Picture of Happiness"  and "Love, Lunacy and Longing", reflects these passions. Patti has written five shows including "What Was I Saying?", as well as “Carmen UnZipped”, which she has performed around the world with opera and cabaret diva Jean Stilwell.

Patti loves to listen to jazz and to jazz piano, in particular. Some of her favorite pianists are Glenn Gould, Alex Rybeck, Hélène Grimaud, Mike Renzi, Bill Evans, Gene Di Novi and Bill Charlap, that is,  pianists from the varying worlds of classical music, jazz, musical theatre and cabaret.

Patti lives happily and busily with her beautiful, trumpet-playing husband, John, in the Beach neighbourhood of Toronto, just around the corner from Glenn Gould’s childhood home. They are the amazed parents of three beautiful men - Will, Rob and Ned.  When they’re not making their own music, or hosting salons and soirées for musician and actor friends, Patti and John record other singers and instrumentalists in the studio they’ve built in their kitchen.

Patti's idea of an ideal evening is one spent in the company of friends and family, cooking, making music, laughing and loving.

"Loach is a chameleon of the keyboard, playing brilliantly in so many different styles I sometimes feel she should be checked out for multiple personality disorder!"  Richard Ouzounian, Toronto Star



  • The Shopping Cart of Love (as performer): with Patricia Zentilli
  • The Picture of Happiness (as music director, performer): with Brad Hampton, directed by Rae Ellen Bodie
  • Conversations at 3 a.m. (as pianist):  Lindsay Sutherland Boal
  • Love and Life (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell
  • Here’s To You (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell
  • Carmen UnZipped (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell, co-directed by Brad Hampton and Rae Ellen Bodie
  • Not Exactly Paris (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell
  • What Was I Saying? (as writer, music director, performer): Jean Stilwell






Please visit Patti's artist and cabaret sites (Carmen UnZipped and The Picture of Happiness) for more information.