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Welcome to Patricia Sands Voice Studio Pte Ltd. Patricia’s wealth of international teaching experience in voice, directing, and performing arts has influenced her dynamic perspective in working with high school and adult voice students from around the world.
Patricia Sands is an American soprano who lives and teaches voice in Singapore and focuses on:
Patricia’s wealth of International teaching experience in voice,directing and performing arts has influenced her dynamic perspective in working with high school and adult voice students from around the world.
Bachelors Degree in Voice and Music Education
Choral Music Education
Patricia has sung since she was very small and remembers playing piano by ear at a very young age. Hailing from Iowa, USA, she majored in Voice at the University of Iowa School of Music. After teaching vocal music in the USA for three years, she moved overseas and began teaching in American-sponsored international schools with American curricula, and the International Baccalaureate (IB). She has since lived in Honduras, South Africa, Malaysia, Taiwan, Serbia, Qatar, and now Singapore. In most of these postings she was a full-time High School Vocal/Choral Teacher, and then specialized in High School Drama and Theatre, working with students ages 14-19. Preparing students for auditions in UK, Australia, and US music/theatre degree programs was an important part of these postings. Patricia has directed over 100 theatre productions including large-stage musical productions (with large production staffs) and many dramas and comedies. Classes taught ranged from choral ensembles to IB Theatre and voice lessons. Schools included The American School of Tegucigalpa, The American International School of Johannesburg, The International School of Kuala Lumpur, Taipei American School, The International School of Belgrade, and The American School of Doha. Patricia also directed church and community choirs in the USA and Taiwan, as well as teaching private voice to adults.
During summers when not teaching, she focused on her own studies and pedagogy. After completing a Masters in Choral Music Education, and then a Masters in Theatre Production, she performed in Italy (Italian language and Opera Festival) and Spain (Spanish and Latin American Art Song). She then completed Vocology Certification from the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) in Utah, USA over three summers. While living in Taiwan, she studied extensively for three years full-time with Lorraine Nawa- Jones, soprano, who was the student of Tito Gobbi, world-renowned baritone. During this time (2003-2007) she performed numerous solo vocal recitals and gained much performance experience in operatic repertoire as well as in Spanish and Latin American Art Song. She continued to perform solo classical recitals in Serbia (2007-2012) while living there, and then following in Qatar where she lived for four years. She studied Voice during both of her Master’s degree programs (one in Choral Music and one in Theatre Production) in Kansas City, Washington, and also studied voice in Taiwan with Kewei Wang, and in Vienna with Claudia Visca. Patricia moved to Singapore in 2016 and joined the Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO). She performed with New Opera Singapore (NOS) as a featured soloist in the Cabared production in 2017. Patricia also works as a free-lance theatre director in Singapore. The Patricia Sands Voice Studio Pte Ltd opened in January 2017.
"You have been instrumental in our daughter's life in giving her encouragement to follow her passions, and by doing so we have seen her confidence improve so much. We thank you for that."
"You inspired me to put myself out there, to try harder, and to never let my character waver, both on and off stage. The amount of knowledge that you have in your work is truly inspiring."
"She works magic with the students and they respect and adore her. They know that they are in the hands of a true professional, who is inspiring them and taking them to new heights."
"We are so glad to have known you and been influenced by the level of excellence you exemplify. Thank you for your dedicated teaching."
"I have been privileged to take voice lessons from Patty in the last two years. Patty is a gifted teacher with a rich musical background and knowledge and she shares this enthusiastically with her students. She has inspired me to reach beyond myself, so I now find myself exploring music theory, ear-training, and sight-reading. Her lessons have become the highlight of the week for me, and I now feel good about my own voice."