Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano
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8 photos and 2 videos
General event / party,
Pop / top 40,
Rock / classic rock,
Jazz / Blues,
Country / bluegrass,
Liz has been my daghter's singing teaching for the the past four years. Besides being an amazing opera singer herself, Liz brings her professional dedication into her teaching. She is very inspiring in her punctual and pleasant manner, her attention to details and sharing her love of music and perfection with her students. I would highly recommend her a san instructor for all levels, helping her students discover their capabilities.Aug 29, 2016
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, 2016Review from GoogleElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you for the great review! I'm glad she is enjoying the lessons! I enjoy her lessons, too!
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!Dec 16, 2019VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
That's so nice! Thank you, Fiona! I love teaching you, too!
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!Dec 25, 2019VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Amy! Glad you’re enjoying your lessons!
I have been out of vocal training for ten years and I couldn’t have found a better vocal coach to get back in the game! She is so encouraging and knows exactly what she’s doing! Would highly recommend!Dec 24, 2019VerifiedElizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Carley! You’re singing beautifully, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying your lessons!
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?Pricing at my South San Francisco studio location is 45/30, $60/45, and $70/60 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.