Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth P.

South San Francisco, CA
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Elizabeth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+ and special needs

Teaching since:
May 2009

Elizabeth P. is an operatic soprano and a private voice teacher. Raised in Pennsylvania by a family of accordionists, she resisted the family tradition and proclaimed a love of singing. She has since settled down in South San Francisco with her husband, John, and her cat, Bubby.

Elizabeth teaches singing to adults and children of all genres, from rock to opera. Her students have pursued music careers, entered college music programs, and performed in their communities. Elizabeth prides herself on building healthy voices and confident individuals.

Elizabeth performs regularly in operas throughout the Bay area. She has sung with Opera Cultura, Phènix Opera, Just Opera, Verismo Opera, West Bay Opera Chorus, and Valhalla Productions. Her opera credits include Ernestina (L'Occasione Fa il Ladro), Suor Genovieffa (Suor Angelica), First Witch (Dido and Aeneas), Anna Gomez (The Consul), Giulia (La Scala di Seta), Chiquita (Coyotes and Rabbits), Waldvogel (Siegfried), Monica (The Medium), Oscar (Un Ballo in Maschera), Gerhilde (Die Walküre), and Carmela (La Llorona). Elizabeth has premiered three song cycles by the late composer Stephen Senderoff, entitled Spoon River Songs, Old American Songs, and Exits.

Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Gettysburg College and a Master of Music degree from Duquesne University.

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Soprano Section Leader
Feb 2015 - Present
Saint Paulus Lutheran Church

Voice Teacher
Sep 2009 - Present

Jul 2013 - Feb 2015
Star of the Sea Church


Master of Music
Sep 2010 - May 2012
Duquesne University
Bachelor of Music with Honors
Sep 2006 - Apr 2010
Gettysburg College


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency


Pi Kappa Lambda
Apr 2012
Duquesne University
French Cultural Counselor's Award
Apr 2010
Gettysburg College
Phi Beta Kappa
Apr 2010
Gettysburg College
Anna Marie Budde Award
Apr 2008
Gettysburg College
Drexel University Tuition Exchange Scholarship
Apr 2006
Drexel University


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Nov 2012

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

Photos & Videos

"If You Loved Me" from La Llorona  (Hector Armienta)
Opera Cultura
November, 2012
"Dis-moi que je suis belle" (Thais)
Opera Academy of California
July 2012
Old First Church, San Francisco, CA
"Ave Maria" (Gounod)
Star of the Sea Church
Photo by Elizabeth P.

Photo by Elizabeth P.

Elizabeth as Miss Silverpeal in The Impresario

Elizabeth as Carmela in La Llorona

Photo by Betsy Kershner

Photo by Betsy Kershner
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5 Reviews

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Angelique C. Jan 26, 2015
Singing · In home

We have had the pleasure of knowing Elizabeth for the past few years during which she has taught singing to our daughter, Katia, at home. Not only is Elizabeth knowledgeable, she is patient, thoughtful and considerate of her students. She puts nervous singers at ease while encouraging them to explore their full potential. We are most fortunate to have Elizabeth as Katia's singing instructor as our daughter really looks forward to her weekly lessons.

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Jennyfer H. Jan 24, 2013

Liz is great!

I'm quite nervous when it comes to singing and Liz is managing to put me more at ease with me and my voice. She is very amiable, gracious, and knowledgeable. She does her best to help me find my voice and points out where I could improve without making me feel awful or pressured. In just the few lessons I've had with Liz, I think I've made some great improvements that I can hear and feel when I sing, with Liz being enthusiastic about trying to push the boundaries of my voice gently while assisting me in reaching my full vocal potential.

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Penny T. Nov 13, 2012

Good teacher.

My daughter had few singing teachers, Elizabeth is one of the best. She is nice, knowledgeable, very patient. The technique from her is really helpful.

AndrewM1 Apr 9, 2011

Very enthusiastic, professional.

I have had many teachers, and Elizabeth is one of the best. Her personal dedication to my process is evident in every session. Her techniques produce amazing results.

MelodyN Nov 5, 2010

Hey Liz! i miss you loads

sorry i have been so busy working on loads of music in different statesthings are comming along great!i'd love to schedule something soon with you! :) you have helped me out alot and helped me become more confident that i can indeed sing.i have to wait til my schedule cools down a bit. I'm very excited to take lessons again.And i'll reach you soon to see what days you are free!hope everything is well! take care. :DMelody

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