Patti Blankenship-Mortier 
Teaching Philosophy
“The first act opened with a medley of romantic songs, highlighted by the enchanting clarity of Patricia Blankenship in Falling in Love.” – DEMOCRAT AND CHRONICLE, Rochester, NY

“Patricia Blankenship as Dalila proved extremely capable of singing the huge role with unerring power. Especially Act II as she explains her loathing of Samson is a marvel of controlled rage. As an actress, Blankenship is also very good, convincingly conveying both sexual fire and vengeance.” – NY PRESS AND SUN BULLETIN

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Learning to sing is a journey of both vocal and personal development.  Not only does learning to sing fulfill the intrinsic yearning in the human being to express emotionally through natural vocal production, but the act of finding one's individual voice is extremely fulfilling and a huge confidence builder.

As a teacher of singing, I believe in building a trust with my students that can allow them to find their "true voice".   A solid technique is merely a vehicle with which a singer's artistry travels, bringing communication to the audience through the text and musicality of the song.  These are the important elements in a successful singer.

Each student is an individual and requires a unique application of technique.  I have worked diligently to become a professional singer and vocal pedagogue.  I continue to study, read, go to conferences and workshops and bring in master-class presenters to improve my craft.  This benefits my students greatly in their continued vocal studies.

Lesson Lengths and Fees:

• $70 for a 60 minute private lesson
• $50 for a 45 minute private lesson

Studio Location: Spokane, WA 99218

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Patti Mortier

"The capacity of the singer to relate with emotional sensitivity depends on functional freedom.  Unless the registration is properly balanced and the resonance adjustments well-formed, vowel 'colouring' must always be contrived and artificial.  Functional freedom awakens feelings, and when this happens it is not necessary to 'put' feeling into anything.  It is there."
p. 97, Psyche and Soma - Cornelius Reid