Colleen Fitzpatrick
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Colleen Fitzpatrick

Colleen F.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hi! I am a Broadway actor and singer for 35 years - with over 21 Broadway productions to my credit including the original company of ‘Cats’ , the role of DONNA in the first Nat’l company of ‘Mamma Mia!’, over 10 productions with Stephen Sondheim on the Great White Way, and many more shows throughout the USA, I’m singing as healthily and young as ever. You can too!
I’ve been teaching & coaching for over 12 years now with students from the ages of 10-68. I teach what my teacher taught me and I am passionate about a healthy voice( there is only 1 voice btw) in any style, from Broadway to Classical to Pop to Rock n Roll.
I focus on working from songs themselves. Teaching NATURAL production of vowels and allowing the breath to flow freely. No tension!
Singing Is Talking On Pitch. Yes, it is.
My teaching style is very adaptive to what each individual student needs.
I can change you in 1 lesson.
Come Sing with me!

About Colleen F.

Hi to you all!! I’m a respected 35 year veteran of Broadway musicals- and have done over 21 Broadway productions- the original company of ‘Cats’ , 10 productions with Stephen Sondheim, the role of Donna in ‘Mamma Mia!’ In the First Nat’l Company, Mother Courage w MERYL STREEP at the Public Theater to name a few. My passion is to show singers that you can have a healthy beautiful free voice for as long as you sing! No tension, natural production of breath and vowels in ANY STYLE. I work with all ages and my style is very adaptive to each student.
I work with your material - or any songs that you like to sing- not scales- and teach the technique thru that method. It works! All I need is you and your voice- and if you would like your second device w a karaoke version of your song- or an internet version.
Singing Is Talking On Pitch! Yes, it is!

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Celia
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Colleen is the consummate professional teacher, able to mine her infinite depths of experience and break down the “hows” and “whys” behind her teaching points. Great writers can rarely “teach” people how to write b/c they can’t explain their own process. Colleen is the opposite - it’s almost as if she can remember every step she learned along the way of her illustrious and colorful career and can break down and translate a teaching moment for any student, of any age, at any experience level. She can also balance professionalism and jaw-dropping credentials with a wonderful sense of humor and a down-to-earthness that gives students the confidence to go out on a limb and give her their best! In other words, she’s the kind of teacher everyone wants to please...very powerful motivation for learning!

Posted May 12, 2020
Kristina
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In a few weekly sessions Colleen has enabled me to release my thin, tight voice from a stranglehold, and I'm amazed by the volume, color and accuracy that's now possible. Apart from being a stunning performer, Colleen is a remarkable, delightful teacher. The lessons are a complete joy, and so is singing!

Posted May 12, 2020
Alex
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Colleen has coached our band, including musicians and three vocalists, to a level we could never have achieved without her. She gets measurable results in just one session!

Posted May 11, 2020
Caroline, Colleen's student for more than ten years.
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Colleen is the best singing instructor I have ever had the pleasure to study with. She is enthusiastic, talented and committed to improving the vocal quality of all of her students. She teaches at all levels and is prepared to meet you wherever you are in your vocal development. She is particularly helpful with her suggestions for techniques to help with breathing and pitch issues. Most of all, she is upbeat and positive in her attitude and inspires students to reach their potential.

Posted May 11, 2020
Luisa
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Colleen is a wonderful voice teacher!! I've been taking private lessons with her for a few years now, and I've advanced tremendously since I first started. I leave each lesson having learned something new, and am always excited to schedule another because I know I'll see real improvements in my voice. Colleen uses a very helpful and positive approach, while still pushing me to reach my full potential as a singer. I've taken lessons with her both at my house and online. I highly recommend her!!! :)

Posted May 9, 2020
Susan
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Fabulous teacher/coach for voice! Completely professional and personable, Colleen teaches a method like no other. Her practice is clear, working with your bodies natural rhythm, diction and breath. Her techniques are simple and completely sensible and work for everyone, no matter your age or style! And she's so fun to work with!

Posted May 9, 2020

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Experience

Resident Vocal Performance Coach
Jan 2019 - Present

ACT of CT theater

I am the Resident Vocal Performance Coach at ACT of CT- an Equity theater in Ridgefield, CT USA. ACT has been recognized with many awards already (They opened the theater a mere 1 year ago)— Including Broadway World’s best Equity theater in Connecticut!

Private Vocal Performance Coach
Jun 2008 - Present

Singing Is Talking On Pitch

Private studio Vocal performance coach in NYC, lower CT, and Los Angeles- since 2008 Focusing on the health of the voice, through natural production. No tension and no straining. Ever.

Singer/ leading Actor
Nov 1982 - Present

Broadway

Original company of ‘Cats’ ‘Jerome Robbins Broadway’ ‘Company’ revival ‘Into The Woods’ original company ‘Bye Bye Birdie’ w John Stamos revival ‘Lestat’ ‘Passion’ ‘Sunday In The Park’ revival ‘Mamma Mia!’ 1st Nat’l Company ‘110 in the Shade’ ‘Sunday in the Park’ revival ‘’Road Show’ The Public Theater ‘Mother Courage’ w Meryl Streep- Delacort Theater ‘Follies’ ‘

Singer
Feb 1995 - Oct 2016

Carnegie Hall

Broadway Concerts: ‘A Sondheim Celebration’ ‘Anyone Can Whistle’ Scott Bakula & Bernadette Peters ‘South Pacific’ w Reba McIntyre

Actor
Oct 2012 - Oct 2014

The Metropolitan Opera NYC

Les Troyens. Director Francesca Zambello Lady Macbeth of Mtsensk. Director Graham Vick

Education

Theater
Sep 1973 - Jan 1975

University of Southern California

Awards

Miss Teenage America 1972
Nov 1971

Miss Teenage America Pageant Company

Affiliations

Actors' Equity Association
May 1982
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.

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