Colleen is a three time Grammy award winning recording artist and professional singer. She has been teaching and performing for over 15 years, training singers of all ages and ability levels.
Classical technique: Colleen has studied classical technique under Sherri Greenawald, the Grammy winning Artistic Director of the San Francisco Opera.
Contemporary technique: Colleen has studied with some of the top voice teachers in the music industry. She studies directly from Linda Septien, a legend in the music industry. Linda is ranked as one of the top 5 talent coaches in the world. Some of Linda's students include: Beyonce, Miley Cyrus, Selena Gomez, Demi Lovato, Ryan Cabrera and Hunter Parish and more. She is an adviser for American Idol, The Voice and America's Got Talent. Colleen continues to pass on Linda's stellar methods to her students.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Voice lessons consist of a tailored curriculum created specifically for each student, targeting areas that will have the most impact for each individual artist. Learn to expand your range, using your diaphragm properly; learn scatting, breathing techniques, belt, mixed voice and head voice. Learn how to add texture and style to your performance.
Great entertaining is also about presentation, visual energy and staging. Learn how to be an all around entertainer through timed movement, staging and story telling.
YOUR FIRST LESSON
Lessons can be booked by clicking the green "continue" button. Want to talk first? Click the "Ask A Question" button at the top of your screen.
It would be great if you could come to the first lesson with a song you can perform, either on your own without music or using a karaoke track from YouTube also works great.
Member of the award-winning a cappella group Prime Time. Performing both nationally and internationally.
I've loved teaching for years. Watching a student grow and discover their talent brings me a deep joy and fulfillment. I put my whole heart into my students.
Singing with the San Francisco Symphony has been a life changing experience, including winning three grammy awards.
Experience in teaching ages 5-10. Vocal music, instrumental music and music theory.
Performing and recording world premiers and choral classics.
Had a great time teaching middle school students. I gain expertise in work with ages 11-13. I am experienced in teaching prepubescent or developing voices and boys changing voices.
A great experience of teaching students ages 14-18. We won top ratings with ACDA and CMEA as well as regional competitions.
Lead rehearsals for Prospect High Schools annual musical. Help teach leads their parts and taught non-singers how to sing in four part harmony.
An American labor union that represents 8,000 current and retired opera singers, ballet and other dancers, opera directors, backstage production personnel at opera and dance companies, and figure skaters.
National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.
Since 1907, NAfME has worked to ensure that every student has access to a well-balanced, comprehensive, and high-quality program of music instruction taught by qualified teachers.
Founded in 1959, the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) is a nonprofit music-education organization whose expressed purposes outline the associations dedication to the advancement of choral music. The mission of ACDA is to inspire excellence in choral music through education, performance, composition, and advocacy.