as the pianist for LIVING SACRIFICE, Patty Dill has loved music
all her life. At age 4 and barely able to reach the pedals, she
sat at the piano creating melodies to some of her favorite songs.
Beginning lessons at age 6, she studied piano through college
and got involved with music whenever possible. Playing a major
role in Band and Choir in high school, she was awarded the John
Phillips Sousa Award for outstanding musician. The daughter of
a Baptist deacon, she grew up in a little country church in Mark,
IA where she enjoyed music the most. She accepted Christ early
in her life and was eager to dedicate her talent to Him. She entered
college majoring in Music, but later followed her second interest
in Business. In 1987, Kyle Dill approached her about joining LIVING
SACRIFICE as their pianist. LIVING SACRIFICE was a new group just
getting started from the campus of Truman State University in
Kirksville, MO. She not only played piano, but began honing her
skills in arranging and composing music for the group.
a child, classical music was what I learned to play. I studied
some of the great composers like Beethoven, Chopin and Bach. I
loved jazz as well and played many Gershwin pieces. At the time,
I wasn't sure what studying classical had to do with my interest
in Christian Music. Now
I appreciate it must more and have
included a touch of classical on my new piano CD." After
18 years with LIVING SACRIFICE, she began work on her first instrumental
piano project at Oak Valley Studios in Nashville. PIANO PRAISE
is available on CD through www.zionmusic.com or by visiting Patty
she still plays the piano, sings Soprano and arranges music for
Living Sacrifice. Patty married Kyle Dill, Tenor, in 1988. They
live south of Macon, Missouri. God has blessed Patty in her journey
as an instrumentalist and vocalist. "I never dreamed God
would lead me to LIVING SACRIFICE 18 years ago. It's truly been
an honor to be God's servant and to create music for His Glory!"
Find out more about LIVING SACRIFICE and visit Patty at www.livingsacrifice.org.