Pat Root


Pat Root, Youth Handbell Choir

Pat Root is in her first year serving as Youth Bell Choir Director after many years as a band director and music teacher.

After graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in Clarinet performance and Conducting from Washington State University, Pat’s career included teaching students from kindergarten through university including the University of Tennessee, Washington State University, Chicago Christian Schools and Holland, Michigan, Christian Schools.  She served as President of the Women’s Band Directors National Association, the Tennessee Bandmasters Association, District 11 of the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association and has conducted bands in 27 states.

Ms. Root moved to Dover four years ago and is currently a local piano teacher.

Pat has enjoyed the eagerness, hard work, and love of God evident in the Youth Bell Choir members at Wesley.