Elizabeth Patterson

Elizabeth P.

South San Francisco, CA

Lesson Details


Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
The Singing Track offers flexibility for the singer who just loves to sing many styles! In addition to Broadway and Classical, I have taught pop, acoustic, rock, R&B, techno, and karaoke singers! Whatever your style, I'll help you reach your singing goals!

You will learn vocal technique tailored to your needs. Some areas we may focus on include vowel shape, space, breath support, forward placement, register blending, muscle relaxation, and vocal anatomy.
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Elizabeth teaches



Elizabeth delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ 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 pursued her 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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Choir Class Instructor
Jan 2013 - Present
Monastery of Perpetual Adoration

Voice Teacher
Sep 2009 - Present

Soprano Section Leader
Feb 2015 - Sep 2018
Saint Paulus Lutheran Church

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

Photos & Videos

Student recital, 2018

Monastery of Perpetual Adoration Choir, Spring 2015 Recital

Photo by Katia Hayati

Photo by Katia Hayati

"Du gai soleil" from Werther (Massenet)
"Ah forse e lui" from La Traviata (Verdi)
"Qui la voce" from I Puritani (Bellini), in concert with Phenix Opera
Elizabeth as Carmela in La Llorona

Appearing as Giulia in La Scala di Seta (Rossini), Phenix Opera


6 Reviews

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Catherine B. Jan 26, 2019
Singing · In studio

Elizabeth is very kind, encouraging, and helpful. During the first lesson I felt I learned and progressed a lot even in just a short time.

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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