Patricia MacMahon has earned a reputation over many years as a singer, teacher and vocal coach. She has taken many masterclasses, including visits to the Royal College of Music in London; the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester; the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in Cardiff; Samling Masterclasses and Samling Academy; the Conservatorium van Amsterdam; Portugal; and Lake Placid Institute International Voice Seminar, USA. She has adjudicated and examined throughout the UK and as far afield as Hong Kong and Singapore.
During her earlier career as a soprano, Pat specialised in concert, recital and oratorio work, frequently recording for BBC. Her profession took her to Israel, Aix en Provence, Norway, St. Petersburg and Brussels. She performed with the English Chamber Orchestra in the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Barbican and St. John’s, Smith Square in London. In Scotland she sang frequently with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and appeared often at the Edinburgh International Festival. As well as fulfilling professional engagements, Pat taught singing at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland for nearly forty years and received a Fellowship in March 2000 and an Honorary Doctorate in July 2013. She is still very much sought after by students at home and abroad.