Patty Pelfrey studied piano as a child in Japan. She served as church organist during those same years, and recorded hymn arrangements on the vibraharp for radio broadcasts. She graduated from the Cincinnati Bible Seminary with a degree in sacred music, concentrating on piano and organ performance.
Since graduation, she has maintained a private piano studio and has been active in church music. She started a private piano program at East Knox Elementary school (Howard, Ohio) in 1982, She has taught piano and accompanied at Kenyon since 1984, and at Mount Vernon Nazarene University since 1987.
1979 — Sacred Music from Cincinnati Bible College, cum laude