"...As a singer, I am stronger and so much more knowledgeable. I am totally aware of where every note physically lives in my body - and I know how to use my voice to belt any note. Before I studied with Patrick I was damaging my voice, now I can sing anything from Opera to Rock. In addition I also had an issue with having a light switch effect - I would get to a certain note in my voice where if I were singing a scale, every time I would get to one certain note, the transition upward or down would be very rocky and my voice would literally switch off. I no longer have that issue. Patrick taught me how to achieve an even tone, and while it took time, now every note I sing is as strong as the next.
Since I started studying with WVS/PCC, I have received opportunities that you would only find in a university; I've been granted work study opportunities and won 2 scholarships to study there. This is rare in the NYC Vocal Teaching scene. When I was cast as Veronica in Bellevue Sketches, it was a huge turning point in my career. Since then I have performed in 7 (now going on 8) productions of both Musical Theatre and other types of productions. I am continuing to get work, and truly believe that WVS was the facilitator in helping me open those doors."