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 40 times

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11 years in business

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Pam D.

Liz Patterson is an excellent voice teacher for many different types of music and for all ages. I have enjoyed learning and developing my voice with Liz over the past years and when we do have recitals - whether virtual or in person - the students always encourage each other, have fun, and our voices show improvement each time. Liz has a great way of teaching and achieving results. Liz is amazing and also has a wonderful voice!
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you so much, Pam!
Apr 9, 2021
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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Lora B.

Singing Lessons (for children or teenagers)

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, 2016
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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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Carley C.

Singing 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!
Elizabeth Patterson, Soprano's reply
Thank you, Carley! You’re singing beautifully, and I’m so glad you’re enjoying your lessons!
Dec 24, 2019
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FAQs

  • 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 $75/60 minutes. Some students pay at each lesson, and some prefer to buy in sets of 5 or 10. 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 education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I have a Masters degree in Voice Performance from Duquesne University. I have taught voice for over a decade. I also perform regularly with local opera companies.

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