Singing Lessons in Denver and Lafayette
stage performance, songwriting, artist development...
Want to sing better, higher, lower, more powerfully, without a break?
Got an audition for a rock band, musical, or music school?
Want to take your live show to the next level?
Need help with your songwriting and turning your songs into recorded demos?
Want to find YOUR place in music?
Ready to take your music career seriously?
We work with professional, not-yet-professional, and "just want to have fun" singers and musicians to help with voice, performance, songwriting, and both live and recorded production. Our team has worked with Casey Abrams and Jaden Carlson, various Colorado musicians in bands like the Getting Betty, Guitar Villians, Some Friends of Mine, Vacant Throne, the Omnibuds, and the Porch Pickers; many singer-songwriters including many with one or more released albums; auditioners for shows like The Voice and American Idol; and bands signed to labels including Atlantic, Elektra, Immortal, Wind Up, Curb, Blind Bat, S-Curve, Victory, Blues Legacy and J Records.
- Voice instruction and vocal coaching: Rock, pop, jazz, country, soul, R&B, opera, musical theatre
- Stage performance instruction through a structured curriculum
- Customized live performance coaching
- Songwriting consultation and assistance
- Demo song development, arrangement, instrumental and vocal production, and mixing
Hear it from Others
Marcus Carlzon, lead singer and guitarist in Swedish hard rock band Firstborn:
"I did expect a lot more from Adrienne than any other vocal coach I’ve had over the past 10 years, and I’ve had like 10 or 12 of them. It seemed like she knew a lot more than any other coach I have approached during the years, and also I have a lot more demands on a vocal coach nowdays than when I started out. And she lived up to them all.
"The most important thing I’ve learned is to relax more, that singing should not be as a workout at the gym. I’ve personally struggled a lot with tension and we resolved a lot of that in our lessons. I’ve always been taught that singing should be “hard” and like you’re on some kind of work out. Adrienne taught me the right way in my opinion.
"I learned a lot about how the voice works and how I should approach singing in general. I unlearned a lot of bad habits I had in a very short time and also Adrienne is very good with explaining things so you understand what is happening.
"I would recommend all types of singers to take lessons with Adrienne, to me it doesn’t really matter what style you sing or what genre. It’s the same basic concepts throughout all styles of singing and to get to the next level you really need to learn your voice, and Adrienne can help you with that!"
"Before going to Performance High, I had taken singing lessons from various teachers around Denver. After working with other teachers for over a few years, I had felt that I plateaued and that I needed to find a teacher who knew how to pull my voice out of me. My voice has improved radically in the three months I've been taking lessons at Performance High. My "bridge" (the spot between head and chest voice) was absolute no-man's land for me, and I avoided it like the plague. Now I can sing cleanly through it and have no fear of that zone. My head voice sounds like a normal singing voice now - and not like a Monty Python character. I can also "feel" where I'm singing and control vocal placement.
"Performance High's teachers are creative; they think on their feet. Past singing teachers I've worked with had their standard vocal warm ups and bucket of vocal exercises. It seemed that there was always a canned diagnosis. My teacher at Performance High is very quick to identify what you have going on specifically with how you are trying to sing and has a vocal exercise to work it out. In our lessons, we've never had a problem where we couldn't identify and fix any challenge.
"The last thing I'll say is that my teacher at Performance High knows how to sing like I imagine most people taking singing lessons want to sound like. Many singing teachers are classical singing teachers. If you want to sing show tunes and Bach, that's probably where you should go. If you are inspired by the great singers of the past 50 years as I am, there's no sense wasting your time and money at someone who doesn't know how to sing like those people (let alone teach you how to sing that way). I highly recommend that people "graduate themselves" up to Performance High and buckle down the voice that they've always wanted."
- Chad Gordon, vocalist
Jesse Nemitz, a Brett Manning Master Associate in Nashville, says...
"Adrienne has an incredible ability to focus on the details with voice training. Her technical foundation, coupled with her magnetic personality, cause me to give her a hearty thumbs up."
Casey Harding-Brown, CU student, says...
"The people I've worked with—Kristen, Adrienne, and Justin—have all been really awsome to me and definitely have not only helped me with my talents and made my singing better, but they've also made me a lot more confidant and comfortable...In all aspects of music, I've really improved and really opened up to and become more creative."
|Ryan Miller of Denver band Starcar Sunday says...
"I was really intrigued by the performance aspect of this, and making it something you could easily translate to a live music situation with a full band... I used to be happy being a backup singer, but now I definitely want the limelight a little more, in terms of a lead singer role..."
Ready to Learn to Sing Better, Perform Better, Write Your Songs?
Whether you've never had a voice lesson, never been on stage, or have 100 gigs under your belt but are ready to go to the next level, contact us.
We serve singers all over Colorado's Front Range: Boulder, Denver, Longmont, Niwot, Gunbarrel, Louisville, Lafayette, Erie, Frederick, Superior, Westminster, Broomfield, Thornton, Arvada, Golden, and Fort Collins.