Patricia is passionate about the human voice and is Australia’s only Certified McClosky Voice Technician (CMVT). She has dedicated her career to understanding and assisting her clients with achieving vocal efficiency and vocal freedom. She regularly works with clients on establishing or improving optimal vocal technique to fulfill their needs.
In order to fully underpin her practice, she has trained in the USA, Canada, UK, Germany, Italy and Australia. Patricia holds a Bachelor of Music (Classical Performance) from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Master of Music (Opera Performance) from The University of British Columbia; and completed her PhD (Under Examination) at The University of Western Australia.
She became a Certified McClosky Voice Technician in 2013 and is currently expanding her vocal knowledge with an M. Speech Pathology (part-time).
Patricia regularly performs worldwide and specialises in modern music and early music; however, she has performed across genres – from jazz to classical, cabaret to opera, and beyond.
Patricia is the Head of Music at Mount Pleasant College, where she lecturers in singing and vocal health; music business; and performance. Patricia is also a lecturer and researcher at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at Edith Cowan University.
Patricia is one of the founders of Australian Baroque, which recently debuted on ABC Classics. She is the founder of Curate, a local arts collective that is launching in 2020.