Encouraging creativity, diversity and collaboration, I have worked in an especially wide range of music settings including Pop, Classical, Jazz and Folk.

As a composer/arranger, I have been awarded commissions and artistic residencies for distinctive pieces in contemporary, classical and popular music genres.

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Singapore (2020- )

Patrick is currently Lecturer of Popular Music at LASALLE College of the Arts. In addition to helping to create an innovative horizontal curriculum, he curates:


From 2014-2020, Patrick earned a PhD in Music Education focussing on Assessment of Improvisation in Music Examinations. He also:

  • Supervised undergraduates in Music and Education subjects.
  • Established Homerton Jazz, a music programme consisting of a jazz orchestra and the University‚Äôs only student-led music jam session.
  • Was awarded the Barton Prize for making ‘the most outstanding contribution to Homerton College life over the past year’.


In 2005, Patrick was awarded an MA in Traditional Music Performance from The Irish World Academy.  While in Limerick:

  • Developed and lectured for new courses on Improvisation.
  • Taught woodwind performance to undergraduates.
  • Toured internationally as a flute player with The Irish Harp Orchestra & Irish Chamber Orchestra.
  • Mentored and tutored hundreds of young learners at The Croagh School of Music and The Irish Harp Centre.


Email: patrick.olsen [at]


Email: patrick.olsen [at]