Among his many books Pat is the author of Trading Fours – his memoir of his founding the Musicians Institute.

Pat Hicks founded Musicians Institute in 1976. TRADING FOURS is a memoir of the Golden years of Musician Institute from 1977 to 1994. Pat was born and raised in the San Fernando Valley where he grew up making his own way. He raced motorcycles, crashed and dropped out of High School, owned a music store, played the guitar, fought fires, was a National Director of the Yamaha Music Schools, and finally founded Musicians Institute. Presently, he lives happily with his lovely wife Paula in Sedona Arizona, and occasionally playing guitar in local clubs. The passion Pat has as a musician has spilled over into the other facets of his life. Pat is a kind and loving parent

In Memory of Pat Hicks

In Loving Memory to Pat Hicks

Pure Love, made in the image (imagination) and likeness (Love) of our Creator, the essence of life itself, a perfect, whole, complete, radiant light of the universe.
Pat Hicks Heart Centered Movement


RIVER OF GRACE Rise out of the limited sense of being a separate person using their conditioned mental faculties to navigate through life unaware of the sacred life that lives in you, beating your heart, breathing you,

The Grace Affect™

The Grace Affect™ is a new book by co-authors Patrick Hicks and Cynthia Richmond. If you resonate with the questions above we’d like to include your story in our book and help you inspire and lift the hearts and spirits of others.
Trading Fours by Pat Hicks

Trading Fours

An Entrepreneur’s Story With no more than an idea and a pitiful few dollars, Pat struck out to find his dream. Hope and Wonder From the first class of 35 students in March of 1977 through its golden years of the 1980’s, thousands of hopeful students flooded up the stairs of a funky old building on Holly wood Boulevard
Elena Rising by Pat Hicks

Elena Rising

Elena’s family of tobacco growers escape from Castro’s Cuba to Puerto Rico only to have her career dream to become a dancer turn to terror as she unwittingly dances her way
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The Mystery Play

Scientifically speaking, we are literally a mass of subatomic particles expanding and moving through our universe since the Big Bang. It is condensed into form at the whim of God to act out our purpose on Shakespeare’s “stage” in a Mystery Play.

Cheating Death

He’s had several experiences where he almost died and was miraculously saved and he shares them with you in his book, Cheating Death,

Awareness a Mystifying Word

I believe as the Mystics do, that we are literally One – Waves appearing as separate, yet inseparable from the infinite universal Divine ocean of Beingness, not our puny limited egoic minds with feckless thoughts only useful to navigate us through life’s landmines of our own making.

Ever Ask Yourself, How Did I Get Here From There?

Running my life thinking it was my high school dropout pea brain doing it, like a small wave thinking I was the ocean, I finally came to an awakening: God’s Grace was always in charge, like a third base baseball coach looking over my shoulder running toward home, to an outfielder throwing the ball to the plate, and saying to me “go ahead, you can make it!”