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Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano

Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano

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Introduction: Whether you are a total beginner or a seasoned pro, I will offer you the technique and tools to advance your singing to the next level! Maybe you’re brand new to singing! You’re determined to... •Reach that high note •Sing every note on pitch •Overcome stage fright and start performing •Turn your love of singing into a profession Or maybe you’re an expert singer! You’re looking for a little help to... •Book professional gigs •Create an audition package for opera and theater companies •Prepare for college auditions •Expand your range to sing more advanced repertoire •Navigate a change in voice type •Find a more resonant tone •Improve your breath support Your lessons are customized to your needs. I will choose exercises and song repertoire to help you meet your goals. Are you unsure what goals to focus on? That's okay, too! I will let you know everything I hear, good and bad, and suggest goals for you! I offer voice lessons to students ages 5 to adult, beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. Study the genres you love - opera, musical theater, pop, rock, and more!
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Hired 39 times

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11 years in business

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Jul - Dec

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Amy C.

Singing Lessons

She gives very information instructions and observes and critiques very well. She teaches a variety of singing techniques and each lesson consists of review and something new! Very encouraging as well!
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Amy! Glad you’re enjoying your lessons!
Dec 25, 2019
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Fiona L.

Singing Lessons

Liz is the best!! I’ve had some vocal lessons before and Liz is definitively the best instructor I’ve ever had. She works with my voice and really focuses on the fundamentals, which helps me get rid of the bad habits that I’ve built over the years of singing in the wrong way. Once the fundamentals are right, it became so much easier to hit the notes with clarity and stability. I love how she spend time to understand my own strengths and weaknesses, and not just trying to make me sing like everyone else. She picks the songs that work for my voice, are interesting and challenging. I love taking Liz’s classes!
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
That's so nice! Thank you, Fiona! I love teaching you, too!
Dec 16, 2019
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Duc D.

Singing Lessons

I've been taking voice lessons with Liz for about two years and couldn't be happier with how far I've come as a singer! Liz is patient, engaging and very adept at refining weaknesses in my voice. When I first started as a complete novice, she focused on stabilizing my breathing and air control. As I improved, she helped me with vowel tones, consonant placements and extending my range in both directions. I remember being super excited the first day I realized I had a stable vibrato! We've worked on a very large range of repertoire ranging from Bach cantatas to Hamilton musical. Liz also often recommends relevant auditions in musicals/operas and worked with me to prepare my audition pieces. Since last year, I've performed in my first musical and G&S operetta! I highly recommend Liz for anyone looking to become a singer, improve their voice and/or just want to experience what's it like to resonate your body with a properly controlled voice!
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Duc! You’ve done amazing work these past two years! Congratulations on your stage debuts! I can’t wait to see what you do next!
Dec 29, 2019
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Justin D.

Singing Lessons

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! UPDATE: WOW! It's going on 2 years now, and the amount of improvement and development I have gained as a singer through Liz is AMAZING. The main trait she gave me through her teaching prowess is confidence. These days, there's no song I feel I can't tackle. And it's all thanks to Liz's instructions. I can't wait to get back into lessons in 2020. Thank you for everything, Liz!
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Justin! Congratulations on all your achievements these two years! I can’t wait to see what you accomplish is 2020!
Dec 25, 2019
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Sarah C.

Singing Lessons

Liz is my voice teacher. She has helped me a lot with expanding my range and being able to hold notes longer. She has also helped me be a lot louder when I sing. She has many different exercises to warm up your voice at the start of the lesson. She is also very nice and patient, and tries to make you feel comfortable.
Feb 8, 2015
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Elizabeth Patterson

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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Pricing at my South San Francisco studio location is $40/30, $50/45, and $65/60 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.

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