Patti Weiss began studying classical violin at the age of six. After high school she studied for a year at Berklee College of Jazz in Boston, and spent the next year traveling from Greece to India overland through Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. Upon arriving in India she met Joi Shriwastava – a well-known Indian classical violinist and spent six months living with his family and studying with him. Patti also holds a BA in South Asian languages from U.C. Berkeley and a Ph.D. in neuropsychology from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology. Patti has guested with the Gipsy Kings on three North American tours, as well as performing and composing music for five feature films, including The Truth About Cats and Dogs.