Patricia is passionate about the voice. She has dedicated her life to her craft: understanding the voice and assisting those in using it more efficiently and with freedom!

​She is currently the Managing Director of the professional ensemble, New Holland Consort. It is the only Australian ensemble that specialises in early music and the creation of new music, utilising informed performance practice techniques in their interpretations and performances. 

She is the ensemble's Voice Specialist and Stage Director and regularly coaches the choruses as well as the production's young artists. 

Patricia is the also ensemble's lead singer. Thus, she practices what she preaches.

Patricia brings her professional experience to her private studio and to her voice clients, as well as to her position as a Lecturer of Music at Mount Pleasant College. 
​Patricia is an experienced musician, with over 29 years of training.
She has been working with voice clients since 2005. Patricia became a Certified McClosky Voice Technician in 2013. 
Patricia also holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice (Classical Performance) and in Cultural Studies (The Study of Power and Social Injustice) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; a Master of Music in Opera Performance from the University of British Columbia; a PhD (under examination) from The University of Western Australia and is currently undertaking an M. Speech Pathology at Curtin University (part-time).

Thus, Patricia possesses the qualifications and training required to address your needs.
What does she use to achieve vocal goals?
​Patricia utilises the McClosky Technique as the basis for achieving vocal freedom and confidence with her clients. If you're curious about McClosky, visit The McClosky Institute of Voice at www.mcclosky.org for more information. 

The McClosky Institute of Voice now offers ASHA CEUs (American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Continuing Education Units) during its Summer Seminars. ASHA certifies all Speech Pathologists in the United States of America.

Thus, you are receiving certified advice regarding your voice. McClosky Technicians train speechies!
Patricia is in high demands as a voice specialist and assists her clients in achieving a variety of vocal goals, including, for example:

- successful auditions (from community to Conservatorium entrance auditions to professional auditions);
- achieving vocal freedom in the classroom, clinic, office, etc.;
- projection of the voice during public speaking;
- gaining vocal confidence and clarity for oral examinations (i.e. OSCEs, Vivas, etc.);
- achieving clarity and support of the voice as an actor; and
- gaining confidence and clarity in English diction (ESL/EFL speakers).​​​

She is available to assist you, your ensemble or your company in achieving its vocal goals.

​Consultancy services - upon request.

Current Memberships

Patricia maintains memberships in the following organisations:

The Australian Research Council's Centre of Excellence for the History of Emotions, Europe 1100-1800

McClosky Institute of Voice (CMVT) - USA

Speech Pathology Australia (Student Membership)

Phi Beta Kappa (Lifetime Membership) - USA

Golden Key International Society (Lifetime Membership) - USA