Dr. Collins' Voice Studio
Dr. Collins' Voice Studio

Dr. Collins' Voice Studio

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Introduction: Baritone Daniel Collins has performed at Carnegie Hall and with the Metropolitan Opera chorus in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the University of North Texas and earned both his Master of Music and Doctor of Music degrees in Vocal Performance from Florida State University. Dr. Collins was a finalist in the Dallas and El Paso Opera Guild Competitions, the NATS Singer of the Year Competition, and the NATSAA National Competition. He has performed in opera, concerts, and recitals throughout the United States and as a soloist at some of the most prestigious churches and synagogues in New York City and Washington, D.C. Dr. Collins was described by Tim Page with the Washington Post as a “funny, exuberant, and enormously likable” Papageno during Summer Opera Theater’s performance of The Magic Flute. The Post also celebrated him in Opera Theater of Northern Virginia’s The Barber of Seville as a “bright and bouncy” Figaro who delivered his lines with “aplomb.” He was a young artist in the studio programs of Portland Opera, Kentucky Opera, and El Paso Opera. Dr. Collins has sung the roles of Sharpless in Madama Butterfly, Sid in Albert Herring, Figaro in The Marriage of Figaro and in The Barber of Seville, Papageno in Die Zauberflӧte, Belcore in L’elisir d’amore, Jupiter in Orphée aux enfers, Dr. Falke in Die Fledermaus, Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Masetto in Don Giovanni, Schaunard in La Bohème, Clayton McAllister in Cold Sassy Tree, the Clock in L’Enfant et les Sortilèges, the Mandarin in Turandot, and Haushofmeister in the world premiere of Dorian Gray. Dr. Collins has had the pleasure of singing in the choruses of the Metropolitan Opera, Washington National Opera, and Fort Worth Opera. He has performed roles with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, Kentucky Opera, El Paso Opera, Summer Opera Theater, Bel Cantanti Opera, Amarillo Opera, Crested Butte Opera, Portland Opera To Go, Opera Southwest, Opera Theater of Northern Virginia, Concert Royal, Ash Lawn Opera, Bay View Music Festival, and Seagle Music Colony. Dr. Collins maintains a private voice studio at his home in Durham, NC and at the National Opera Center in New York City where he teaches singers of all skill levels including those who perform on Broadway and at the Metropolitan Opera. He has a passion for vocal instruction and is dedicated to the success of each individual student. Dr. Collins keeps an active record of each student’s progress, vocal exercises, repertoire, performances, and personal goals. He is a member of the College Music Society, the American Guild of Musical Artists, the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Pi Kappa Lambda, and Opera America.

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Serves Durham, NC

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David P.

Singing Lessons

I feel like I’ve won the vocal coach lottery. Although Dr. C trains professional opera singers (among others) his methodical focus on foundations of voice translates across all genres, even to speaking. His process and delivery are relaxed so it’s very easy to experiment and explore new limits as the training opens up your voice. I looked for a long time to find a local coach who could provide one on one lessons. But I never would have hoped to find someone with such complete knowledge of music who is also a gifted teacher. It’s so very important to learn the right way to sing as early as possible so you do not have to correct ingrained problems. But if that has already happened, you could not hope for a better diagnostician. In just a couple of lessons my challenges were identified, and startling improvements resulted. I’m still very early in the process, and I’m still trying to juggle all of the new knowledge and techniques I have learned, but I’m excited about singing again. I’m rebuilding stamina and developing tone and pitch control I never knew was there. This is the best thing I have done for myself in a very long time!
Feb 29, 2020
David D.

Singing Lessons

I am extremely impressed with Dr. Collins. He is my fifth voice teacher in seven years but he's handily the best and most professional I've ever had. I had my first lesson with Dr. Collins and he helped me remember some key lessons I'd forgotten. Not only that, I was having a problem with notes in the higher end of my range and he helped me with a very simple approach that made a huge difference in the quality and ease of hitting those notes. I'm completely sold on Dr. Collins and am eagerly waiting for my next lessons.
Dec 23, 2018
Jon L.

Singing Lessons

Dr. C is great! Only one lesson in so far but he's given me a lot to work with and I'm pumped to see how far he can take my musical abilities!
Nov 30, 2018
Danica C.

Singing Lessons

Dr.Collins immediately made me feel at ease during the lesson. He made a point to make note of what my personal musical goals are and how we can address them. We did some basic warm ups at the first lesson and he described in detail the anatomy of the vocal chords. Dr.Collins was extremely encouraging which was great!
Sep 29, 2018
Emily T.

Singing Lessons

Dr. Collins was so personable and helpful each lesson, and was really flexible scheduling as well. Because of him, I was able to rethink the way I breathe while singing, which has been extremely beneficial to my performing in both singing and as a musician.
Jul 17, 2018
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I charge $75 per hour, $60 for 45-minutes and $40 for 30-minutes. I teach out of my home studio (w/a grand piano) in Durham, NC as well as on Skype.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to begin with a brief discussion of your musical background, present interests and goals for the future. I then like to do what I call a "diagnostic" to vocalize a bit and see where the range, timbre, size, vibrato, and pitch quality of the voice currently exist. I find this gives us a great foundation for which to leap off from!

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

    Bachelor's in Music Performance- University of North Texas Master's in Music Performance- Florida State University Doctorate in Music Performance- Florida State University

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