Kelly for acceptance into the Orange County School of the Arts Music & Theatre Conservatory. Also, belated congrats for being cast in lead roles in The Little Mermaid, Jr. and Fame, Jr. Go, Kelly!
Sarah Maugaotega for winning 1st Prize, Senior Division in the 2013 Exchange Club Search for Talent Competition.
Maggie S. for winning 3rd Prize, Jr. Division, 2013 Exchange Club Search for Talent.
Nancy Livingston for snagging the choice role of Babylon, the fallen angel in the 2013 CHOC Follies.
Savannah for being cast as the Magic Carpet in her elementary school production of Disney's Aladdin Jr.
Carmen for being cast as Cogsworth in her middle school production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast Jr.
Oaklee for being cast as Mrs. Mayor in her high school production of Seussical the Musical
Kelly for being cast as Alice in her school production of Disney's Alice In Wonderland Jr.
Sydney and Trevor for winning 1st Prize in the 2012 CAPMT District 8 Vocal Ensembles Auditions.
Namrata for winning second prize in the 2012 local Exchange Club Search For Talent, and going on to win 3rd prize in the regional competition.
Aditi for receiving top honors in the Carnegie Hall/Royal Conservatory Achievement Program practical evaluation, and for being asked to perform in the gala recital at the 2012 CAPMT Convention in Northern California. Also! Congrats on receiving your MTAC Certificate of Merit Senior Medallion.
Aditi and Nikki for winning 2nd Place Medals in the CAPMT October 2011 Ensembles Auditions.
Audrey and Sophia for competing in the 2011 Exchange Club Search For Talent, and to Sophia for winning 2ndPrize in the Senior Division.
Aditi, Janani, Nikki and Sophia for successfully competing in and completing the 2011 MTAC Certificate of Merit�Evaluations, and to Janani and Sophia for receiving Branch Honors.
Aditi and Janani for being accepted to the 2011 All-State Honor Choir.
Ashley for receiving a 3rd prize in the 2010 NATS-LA Student Evaluations.
Aditi and Janani for being accepted to the 2010 Southern California Vocal Association High School Mixed Voices Honor Choir and Women's Ensemble, respectively.
Sophia Ahwazi for performing the National Anthem beautifully as guest singer at the 62nd Annual CA-NV District Exchange Club Search for Talent Competition.
Abbie Tardif for being accepted into the elite Mater Dei High School Chamber Ensemble for 2010-11.
Ashley Preuss for receiving 2nd prize in the Corona del Mar 2010 Exchange Club Search for Talent.
Aditi Sinha for receiving Branch and Convention Honors in the 2010 MTAC Certificate of Merit® Evaluations.
Patricia Shanks Voice Studio
27601 Forbes Road, Suite 45
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
If you want real voice lessons, no drama, no BS, a teacher who gets down to your voice's bizness, Patricia is your lady. She has an amazing personality, and makes me laugh sooo much, but she does not mess around. She is like a warrior queen and renaissance artist and scientist all combined - strong, focused, knowledgeable, and overflowing with passion and vigor for her art. ... She just has this overflowing respect for music. It is a fine art. ... If you merely want to "sound" good, you can go elsewhere, or teach yourself that, even, but if you are passionate enough about singing to want solid technique that will allow you to keep your voice healthy for the rest of your life, go to Patricia. Your voice will thank you. - Madoka U.
I just wanted to say thanks. My voice has made some progress and it's definitely because of your brilliance, persistence and optimism. -Desir�e P.
It's working! - Amir B.
Yesterday was awesome! Unexpected sounds came out.. it was like "wow"!!! I can't wait for next time. ... - Marissa C.
I'm pretty excited, and wanted to immediately share this with you... I was shocked when I played the tape back - I actually liked the sound of my voice!!! ... What a difference!!! I'm excited because I can now imagine how well I'll someday be able to sing :-) Thank-you!!!! - Tom B.
... I now have the confidence to sing in a small ensemble at Church. Patricia makes this learning experience so much fun. She is helping me reach my dream. For that, I am truly grateful. - Julie H.
Patricia is a rare find - a most wonderful teacher, of voice and life, who challenges and yet can laugh, and has patience beyond belief. As an amateur singer, I have learned to breathe (amazing how we forget), relax and trust myself. I look forward to laughing, as well as singing, every session. I highly recommend Patricia for anyone wanting to grow personally and vocally. - Lydia W.
Patricia was a wonderful instructor. She was incredibly personable with a thorough knowledge of the industry. She had creative ways of teaching, and always offered different techniques in case one didn't work for me. Because of the kind of instructor Patricia was, she made me want to succeed! - Dana C.
Directing the Amadeus Boys and Girls Choirs circa 1996
Teaching for the SAG Youth Conservatory 2009
After judging the event, chatting with winner of the 2011 Burbank Philharmonic
Young Artists Competition, Soprano and 2006 Miss California Jacquelynne Fontaine
Judging the Burbank Philharmonic
Young Artists Competition