Patricia Bartell has studied and performed with the accordion beginning at the age of eight. She is a graduate of Whitworth College, holds a B.A. in Music Education and Accordion Performance. Currently a music teacher at Northwest Christian Elementary School, Patricia also instructs accordion students through the renowned Accordia-Nova School of Accordion in Spokane Washington. She is also the director of the Accordia-Nova Diamonds, a youth ensemble, and the Spokane Accordion Ensemble.
Patricia is a professional musician whose performances continue to receive high reviews; individual, accordion ensemble and with numerous other classical artists. As a person who has performed in numerous accordion competitions, Patricia has claimed many championships, including the prestigious Kimberley International Championship award and the Leavenworth International Championship.