Patrice Burgstahler's Vocal Studio

Patrice Burgstahler's Vocal Studio

Fort Collins, CO

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About Patrice Burgstahler's Vocal Studio

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My teaching philosophy consists of an individual approach with each student. Each singer has different vocal problems, and those needs are directly addressed. This studio gives private instruction for singing with, above all else, the principles of a healthy voice and sound.

Private lessons are on a one-on-one basis for ages high school age, college-age and adults students within an hour, 45-minute or half-hour lesson, with half of the time for vocal technique instruction and repertoire selection for the other half. Musical coaching is available at no additional cost, and is woven into the lesson.

Teenaged students need to be at least 14 years old. One-on-one lessons 14+ strickly observed~

Half-hour lessons are recommended for beginners. Beginner students work mainly for half an hour. For medium and advanced students, 45" lessons or 1 Hour lessons are recommended - 30" technique/30" repertoire.

Upfront monthly payment of four lessons with at least 24-hour notice prior to lesson cancellation to reschedule the lesson (switch/swap) is our company policy.

Weekly lessons are recommended in order to establish a good foundation. Voice students basically need to READ MUSIC.

SPECIALITIES: Performance-oriented students. Singers who are at least 14+, college-age level and adult singers who are committed to taking weekly private lessons. My specialties are classical techniques within musical theatre, art song, opera and commercial styles for singers who are performance oriented.
Beginning to advanced levels~

Sessions begin January 3rd for the Winter 2016 and beyond - We have limited space!
Please request a specific day: Sunday-Wednesday & Time: 12pm-3pm (afternoon), 3pm-6pm (late afternoons), After 6pm (evenings) in your message requests~

Virtual Voice lessons via Skype or Internet.
Music Therapy ("Vocal rehabilitation-type situations" need to find a music therapist).
Voice classes for any age.

Teens who are 13 years old - Please contact me, a month or two before they reach 14 years old~ There are sound scientific reasons that I would be happy to explain, "why" young singers need to be at both a certain mental and physical level to study intensively in a "one-on-one" lesson.

Voice lessons are offered at TWO locations; Private studios are located at public venues in Fort Collins, Colorado and the Arvada Center of Arts & Humanities in Arvada.

#1 FORT COLLINS 900 E. Prospect Road 80524 (LifePointe Bldg./Prospect & Lemay)
MONDAY: 1:00pm - 6:00pm
TUESDAY 1:00pm - 6:00pm
WEDNESDAY 1:00pm - 8:00pm
NO THURSDAYS@ this location Arvada Center - Metro Denver
SUNDAY: 1:00pm - 6:00pm

#2 ARVADA -DENVER AREA Arvada Center of the Arts & Humanities location: Studio 16
Private voice lessons - weekly commitment required
THURSDAYS ONLY: 4:00pm-9:00pm

Contact: Web site or e-mail address. Register by contacting the instructor via this contact link or at Thumbtack or the e-mail address on my website listed on the right hand side of this page.

Our professional memberships are in the following:

* Classical Singer - Competitions, Newsletter

* Actor's Equity Association, New York branch

* NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing) CO/WY

*Opera Pronto - Colorado's voice newsletter

* Opera America, New York

Contact the instructor to schedule private voice lessons via Thumbtack or e-mail on web site.


900 E. Prospect Road
Fort Collins, CO 80524

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  • 5/5 stars Singing Lessons Verified Review

  • 5/5 stars Singing Lessons Verified Review

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  • 4/5 stars Singing Lessons Verified Review

    She is a wonderful teacher and my daughter felt she was learning a lot.

  • 5/5 stars Singing Lessons Verified Review

    Patrice is a delight. Her love of singing and music is inspiring. I felt no pressure to perform or reach a pre-set goal but to travel at my own pace. She took time to get to know me, my voice and musical preferences. I look forward to the lessons and releasing my own music.

  • 5/5 stars

    Patrice is a wonderful voice instructor. She uses tools such as scales and tongue twisters to help warm up the voice and teach students to listen to the sound quality of their voice and helps them to improve the quality so they can more effectively reach out to the audience. She is very knowledgeable in all different types of music and is always willing to try something a little different. She has a great background in music and she has actively lived a vocal life as a singer around the world which makes her expertise invaluable. We have seen great improvements in our daughter’s voice and performance skills since she started with Patrice in February. We noticed immediate change in vocal quality and now we see greater confidence and a willingness to reach further into the musical world and try pieces that would have previously been beyond her ability or willingness to try. We have been with two voice instructors previously and Patrice out shines them all.

  • 5/5 stars Piano Lessons Verified Review

    Very well educated. Set up proper appointment was on time and ready to go. Jumped right in with my daughter. Ella was intersteaded and wanting to learn more. We will keep her on with us. Thank you Patrice. Looking forward to many years of education from you with my daughter.

Question and answer

Q. What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

A. Extensive national and international performing experience. Higher education degrees at Boston Conservatory of Music, Columbia University and University of Colorado at Boulder.

Q. How did you get started doing this type of work?

A. Music is a passion rather than a decision to participate. In my case, as far back as I can remember I sang and played the pianoforte. There is a photo of myself sitting at the keyboard, legs barely dangling over the side of the bench with my fingers on the keyboard and my mouth open singing....I was one years old.

Q. What types of customers have you worked with?

A. Voice lessons, audition preparation and tips along with performance oriented activities and stage presense. Also, recently coached stage speech preparation for live radio and convention presentations in professional settings on a national level.

My voice lessons and coaching are oriented toward ages 14-plus, high school and college level and adult students. I do not teach children under 14 years as they would benefit most by learning to play an instrument, such as the violin and piano, to develop their music skills and/or participate in choir/choral activities.

Q. Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?

A. Organized the Mike Ruckles Masterclass @ the Arvada Center, July 2014
14 Singers participated in the 4 hour master class on Vocal Techniques for Musical Theatre singers. Mike Ruckles, currently conducting for "A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder" (2014 Tony winner for Best Musical) did Q&A about auditioning for Broadway.

UPCOMING Performance Workshop on Saturday, August 30th, 2014 at 7:30pm
FORT COLLINS main stage. This workshop is for those enrolled in weekly lessons.

Performance Workshop on Tuesday - June 3rd, 2014 at 7:30pm
FORT COLLINS main stage. Performance Workshop - 1" monologue emphasis
Arvada Center of Arts & Humanities on Thursday - May 29th, 2014 at 4:30pm - This location will provide a "drop-in & sing" option for outside singers, who wish to try out their pieces, as well as weekly enrolled vocal studio singers.

Voice studio singers from the Arvada studio will perform their pieces with a professional accompanist.

Q. What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

A. Do your research & do not expect music professionals to be "amateurs" in the music business. Project-oriented singers preparing for a specific audition or event or role need to be fully prepared therefore 1 hour lessons are recommended.

Q. What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?

A. 13 year old voice students and younger need to be learning music fundamental skills in a group situation, like a choir or music camp, not one-on-one intensive voice lessons with a professional.

IT'S A PHYSICAL THING: The young persons' facial structure has not fully developed at that age or younger, not to mention their body.. no matter how mature or advanced for their age that parents feel their child might be~

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