About Patricia

Asheville Voice Teacher & Vocologist

Patricia Sands, MME, MA, Vocologist

Patricia Sands Voice teacher in Asheville, North Carolina

Patricia Sands is a Vocologist and Voice teacher. Patricia gives singing lessons in Classical Voice, Musical Theatre and Contemporary and Commercial Music (CCM) styles.  Patricia’s training includes a Bachelors in Voice and Music Education, Masters in Choral Music Education, Masters in Theatre Production, Vocology Certificate from the National Center for Voice and Speech (NCVS) in Utah, as well as continuing education including CCM (Contemporary and Commercial Music) Vocal Pedagogy Levels 1-3 at Shenandoah University.  She has also trained in Transgender Voice at Roosevelt University, Chicago. Patricia is a member of PAVA (Pan American Vocologists Association), NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) and The Voice Foundation. Patricia adjudicates for the Mid-Atlantic NATS Regional Festivals.

  • Bachelor of Voice – University of Iowa
  • Masters of Choral Music Education- UMKC Conservatory KCMO, with Graduate Level Voice
  • Masters of Arts in Theatre Production- Central Washington University, with Graduate Level Voice
  • Vocology Certificate – The National Center for Voice and Speech Utah 2014
  • Centro Studi Italiani- Italian Opera Festival, Urbania, Italy 2008
  • Barcelona Festival of Song, Barcelona, Spain 2010
  • Contemporary and Commercial Music Pedagogy, Levels 1-3, Shenandoah University, VA 2016 
  • The Singing Voice Science Workshop- Voce Vista- Montclair State University, New Jersey 2017
  • Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Speakers Clinic- Roosevelt University, 2019
  • Somatic Voicework-The LoVetri Method Webinar- June 2020
  • McCloskey Institute of Voice- Workshop  September 2022
  • Robert Eckert, University of Iowa 
  • Martha Longmire, UMKC Conservatory, Missouri
  • Lorraine Nawa Jones Marenzi
    (student of Tito Gobbi), Taiwan/Italy
  • Claudia Visca, University for Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria.
  • Recitalist in USA, Taiwan, Serbia, Qatar, Singapore: 2003-present.
  • Singapore Lyric Opera 2016-2017- “Turandot” and “Elixir of Love” Choruses
  • New Opera Singapore Soloist 2017-2020 “Dialogues of the Carmelites”- Madame de Croissy, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” – Queen Hippolyta, Cabaret I and II, Outdoor Concert
  • Performances as Soloist with Orchestra:  Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, Doha Community Orchestra.
  • Field Supervisor – Western Carolina University – North Carolina
    School of Teaching and Learning; supervising student teachers in Music Education degree programs
  • Patricia Sands Voice Studio LLC
  • Voice Instructor – Patricia Sands Voice Studio Pte Ltd – Singapore 
  • Registered Vocologist
  • Lifetime Certified Teacher in Vocal Music K-12
  • K-12 and High School Vocal Music/Choral, USA
  • K-6 Vocal Music, AST, Tegucigalpa, Honduras
  • 6-12 Vocal Music and Theatre (IB), AISJ, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Theatre Manager/Performing Arts Coordinator, 9-12 Theatre (IB)  ISKL, Malaysia
  • ICC Choir Director/Voice Instructor/Guest Theatre Director, Taipei, Taiwan
  • 9-12 Vocal Music and Theatre (IB) – ISB, Belgrade, Serbia
  • 9-12 HS Theatre (IB) – ASD, Doha, Qatar
  • Director of Music – Gashland United Methodist Church – Kansas City, MO, USA



Patricia’s students have attended the following universities for degrees in Voice, Musical Theatre, Film, Theatre, Technical Theatre, Stage Management, Music Business, Music Production, Music Performance and Music Education:

  • McGill (Canada)
  • Emerson College (Boston)
  • NYU
  • Belmont University, Nashville, TN
  • Berklee Boston
  • Boston Univ,
  • Boston College
  • BYU (Utah)
  • Exeter (UK)
  • NIDA (Australia)
  • UVIC (Canada)
  • Queensland (Australia)
  • UNI (Iowa)
  • University of Iowa
  • Sarah Lawrence College  (New York)
  • PACE (New York)
  • Syracuse University (New York)
  • Point Park (Pennsylvania)
  • DePaul (Chicago, Illinois)
  • CWU (Ellensburg, WA.)
  • York (Canada)
  • University of Hawaii (Manoa, HI)

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