300 Years at the Keyboard
by Patricia Fallows-Hammond
Patricia Fallows-Hammond was born in New York City. After moving to California, she attended Mills College from which she holds the degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music. She also studied with the late Albert Elkus of the music department of the University of California, Berkeley. Upon graduation from Mills College, she was awarded the Certificate of Proficiency in Piano and first prize in composition. During this time she began teaching and tutoring students in classical piano.
She later studied in France with Ennemond Trillat of the Lyons Conservatory and with Alfred Cortot in his Master Class at Ecole Normale in Paris. Further study included private lessons with Marguerite Long and Yvonne Lefebure. While residing in Honolulu, she was a teacher and founder of the well known Chamber of Music Series and performed extensively as the pianist of the Honolulu Chamber Trio.
Ms. Fallows-Hammond lives, performs and teaches in the San Francisco Bay Area and continues to coach with Adolph Baller, Professor of Piano at Stanford and pianist of the Alma Trio.