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. Performance), and of the Faculty of Music at the University of Toronto (MusBachHons).

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

Her recordings, Carmen UnZipped (with Jean Stilwell) and Pull Me Through (with Patricia Zentilli), as well as her work in shows like "The Shopping Cart of Love" and "Patti with an 'i' and Patty with a 'y'" (Patricia Zentilli), "The Picture of Happiness" (Brad Hampton)"Love, Lunacy and Longing" (Lindsay Sutherland Boal), and PS: Patti and Susan,  (Susan Henleyreflect her love of music written for singer with pianist. 

She has written five shows including "What Was I Saying?" and  “Carmen UnZipped”, which she performed around the world with opera 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 and enamored grandparents of twins - Harper and Emmett.  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 a perfect 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
  • PS: Patti and Susan (collaborator, performer): Susan Henley



Please visit Patti's artist and cabaret sites for more information.