Patrick Sallings is a doctoral student in Music Theory. He earned his Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance and Master of Music degree in music theory from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville, his hometown. He is a long-time performer on the guitar, playing for corporate events, weddings, and clubs in the classical, jazz, blues, and rock styles. He has taught private guitar lessons for over eight years and has experience teaching at multiple private schools. In addition, he has taught jazz and classical guitar and music theory for two years at the university level. His research interests focus on meter in rock music.