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Elizabeth has been fantastic at not only providing real time feedback/corrections, but also extremely helpful with clear guidance on how to practice with proper technique. The lesson format is very relaxed and it always feels like progress has been made. She's an absolute joy to work with and I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a vocal coach!Dec 20, 2018VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you for your kind review, Nelson! I’m happy that you’re feeling progress at every lesson!
Liz is a great voice teacher who tailors her lessons to me. She identifies areas that I can improve on and finds the exercises that work for me. Sometimes she will try several approaches to see which is most effective.Dec 20, 2018VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you so much for your review, Joanna! I'm glad that you're enjoying your lessons!
I have made a lot of progress since I started studying with Liz. She communicates clearly about the area that needs improvement; and also introduces me to a variety of vocalise and practice technique. Liz is very supportive and encouraging. I highly recommend Liz a singing instructor.Oct 3, 2019VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Lulu! I agree that you've made a ton of progress! You're singing great! Keep up the great work!
I’ve been singing now for just over 20 years, working with different instructors from my high school chorus teachers, to my voice instructor in college to vocal lessons by CD. NONE have been able to get the best out of me like Liz has. Her understanding of how different voices work is the greatest strength every vocal instructor should strive for. In just two sessions with her, I feel and hear a vast improvement in how my voice sounded before her and after her. So to anyone who’s looking for an instructor who works with YOU and not someone who teaches the same lessons to everyone they work with, Liz Patterson is the one you want to work with!Apr 22, 2018VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Justin! That's so nice! Glad you're enjoying your lessons!
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Elizabeth mixes a friendly attitude with serious musical instruction. My daughter enjoys her lessons very much and is growing under Elizabeth's care. Wonderful teacher!Aug 31, 2016Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing at my South San Francisco studio location is $1 per minute. That breaks down to $30/30, $45/45, $60/60 minutes. Some students pay at each lesson, and some prefer to buy in sets of 2, 4, or 5. However you prefer is fine! I provide receipts/invoices for students who request them.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I approach every new student as an individual. I like to talk to the student first about their goals and previous music training, before we do any work together. In the first lesson, I quickly assess the personality of the singer as a guide to structure their lesson. Some singers will immediately feel comfortable singing new exercises in front of a total stranger, but most singers need time to get comfortable. I adjust to the comfort level of that student. I will often begin the warm up with breathing exercises and muscle relaxation techniques, while the student gets comfortable. Next, I assess the range and color of the voice, as well as its strengths and weaknesses. I let the student know what I hear throughout the process, so they know exactly where their voice is starting from. I try to give a very balanced assessment of everything, good and bad.
- What types of customers have you worked with?I often work with students who are preparing for an audition, performance, or for college music auditions. I also work with students who enjoy singing as a hobby. Many of my students play in bands and would like to explore singing as well.