Patricia is a teacher of voice technique. She is NOT a pop or rock vocals song coach. She does train singers of ALL STYLES of music.
If you are looking for a teacher who can help you find or further develop an acoustically sound and pleasing and healthy voice quality that requires no amplification to be heard, you may have found the right teacher for you.
Patricia has trained singers and and taught vocal technique and piano in Orange County, California, since 1999. She has taught privately and in public and private schools and in college and conservatory settings, vocal directed and musical directed musical theatre productions and directed choirs since 1975. She has taught singing for the Orange County School of the Arts (OCSA).
A professional classical singer, Patricia has performed as a chorister with Los Angeles Music Center Opera, with Orange County’s Opera Pacific and with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and in master classes taught by Giorgio Tozzi (Metropolitan Opera), Blanche Thebom (Metropolitan Opera) and Dorothy Warenskjold (San Francisco Opera), among other notables. She is a San Mateo County Vocal Competition prize winner. She is a former staff soloist for the televised Crystal Cathedral Hour of Power Choir and the pre-recorded annual Glories of Christmas and Easter.
Patricia trained and coached with a number of exceptional musicians including, most notably, Natalie Limonick (formerly general director of the USC Opera Program, director of the UCLA Opera Workshop and Opera Guild of Southern California President), Esther Andreas (Metropolitan Opera), Naomi Farr (New York City Opera), Nina Hinson (San Francisco Opera), Marion Cooper, Dietrich Erbelding, Charles Ross Perlee (conductor, San Francisco Opera and Bremen Opera), and several other respected teachers and coaches.
Patricia is a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Music Teachers Association of California, Music Teachers National Association, and the California Association of Professional Music Teachers. She is a Founding Teacher for the Music Development Program of the Royal Conservatory of Music.
Patricia is also an Emmy® Award-winning writer. She is a working spoken voice-over talent and an active member of SAG-AFTRA and AGMA. She is a former TV Arts & Entertainment news segment host and producer and NPR radio station affiliate host, and a former columnist for The Los Angeles Daily News.
Students who expect intelligent, formal, conventional, conservatory level training and a foundation-based approach will enjoy working with Patricia.
NOTE ABOUT AGES TAUGHT:
Piano, age 7 and up
Voice, age 13 and up
NOTE ABOUT LOCATIONS:
Thursday - private homes in the Newport Beach, Corona del Mar area
Sunday - private homes in Coto de Caza and Ladera Ranch
Wednesday and Saturday - stationary location in Laguna Hills, 5 Frwy close.
Affiliations: SAG-AFTRA, AGMA, MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT
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Piano and voice studio offering private instruction. Orange County, California.
Member MTAC, MTNA, CAPMT
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