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Patti Niemi

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Patti Niemi has played percussion in the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1992. She graduated from the Eastman School of Music Preparatory Department in 1983 and earned a BM from the Juilliard School in 1987. Niemi was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami from 1988–1992.

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“A shattered-mirror insight into the bizarre world of hitting things with sticks.” — Neil Peart, bestselling author, lyricist and drummer, Rush

“By turns reflective and dramatic, poignant and hilarious, Sticking It Out offers an irresistible portrait of the artist as a young percussionist. In deft and swiftly drawn narrative strokes, Patti Niemi charts the formation of a career in music — the endless hours in the practice room, the stomach-churn
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What I Learned From the Students at Florida State


In a word—openness.


In many more words—they helped me to figure out what I believe is the most important quality that is essential to becoming a great musician.


It takes a lot of courage to stand up in front of an audience and perform. When you do, you are essentially saying “This is what I know.” When I was a student at Juilliard, I cultivated t...

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