PAULA BAACK, VOCAL COACH
PEAK PERFORMANCE VOICE STUDIO: Established in 2006
The Peak Performance Voice Studio offers vocal, choral and theatre arts instruction. Both IN PERSON and ZOOM lessons are available. All genres of singing are encouraged. Click Here for my recording of the duet Sull Aria performed with a former student. Even though I am a classically trained singer, I also enjoy singing pop, musical theatre and jazz as heard in my rendition of “Sooner or Later” from the movie Dick Tracy.
WHY CHOOSE PEAK PERFORMANCE VOICE STUDIO?
A wide range of voice coaching in classical, musical theatre, pop, jazz and other genres provides a well balanced learning opportunity to best meet your needs.
Currently accepting students ages 9-adult (beginning, intermediate and advanced) in all singing styles.
If I cannot fly, let me sing! (Stephen Sondheim)
Singing is not just in the moment but encompasses a lifetime.
Studies show students who commit to music lessons score higher on achievement tests. Imagine experiencing the exhilaration of singing and strengthening cognitive skills! There are even more benefits to singing: creativity; confidence booster, better public presentations, and a general feeling of happiness!
Singing becomes a form of therapy. (Placido Domingo)
With sound vocal pedagogy and positive mentoring, measurable progress should be experienced within 60 days. This will be achieved through daily practice and weekly lesson attendance.
The Lesson of the Turtle
Singing is risk-taking! In order to get anywhere in life, you have to stick your neck out! The studio awards turtle replicas to those students who are ready and eager to get out and sing! Enroll today and find out what potential you or your child may have in singing. It’s a risk but worth it!
This past year, several students from the studio were cast in leads, supporting roles, ensembles and tech in their high school musicals. Astral: ensemble of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers ; Claire: (lead) in Xanadu; Griffin: (supporting role) in Matilda; Harry: ensemble in Matilda; Jacquelyn: ensemble in Nice Work If You Can Get It; Lyndon: ensemble in Matilda; Makena: (supporting lead) in The Drowsy Chaperone; Riana: (ensemble/choreographer) in Once Upon a Mattress; Zoe: (lead) in Spamalot.
This slideshow is a compilation of the many faces who make music here every week. In 2019-2021, Peak Performance Voice Studio was chosen the Best of Monument Voice Studios.
THE PEAK PERFORMANCE VOICE STUDIO
ZOOM LESSONS WORK! CONGRATULATIONS TO Tatiana, age 20, who auditioned and was accepted into a Division I university as a music education major! She studied virtually with the studio, enrolled in a community college music program on the west coast. As a singer, her goal this year is to accompany herself on piano. Give a listen to Georgia which Tatiana recorded recently, accompanying herself on piano. She just recorded “Motherless Child” working on a more classical sound. Eventually Tatiana hopes to accompany herself on this piece as well. She has a band which covers rock and jazz. They are gigging about three to four times per week. Tatiana is about to finish a movie in which she is featured.
Watch the Trailer Below
Sitters: Roxanne (2021) – First Look Starring Tatiana Magdaleno
Congratulations to JACQUELYN ERICKSON for her past high ratings in the National Association of Teachers of Singing competitions. Additionally, Jacquelyn placed second in the American Protégé Music Competition. She qualified to perform her solo “Someone Like You” at Carnegie Hall in NYC this past December. Jacquelyn won Semi-Finals in the regional Music International Grand Prix competition. Most recently she earned a HIGHLY SUPERIOR rating from the Pikes Peak Music Teachers Association. Her success is due to talent, integrity and practice, practice practice!
Enjoy her repertoire:
I Dreamed a Dream from Les Misérables
I Cain’t Say No from Oklahoma
Morning Person from Shrek, the Musical
Honey Bun from South Pacific
Someone Like You from Jekyll and Hyde.
Congratulations to Michael Amodeo for being accepted into the CU-Denver Singer/Songwriter program for the fall of 2021. Michael and Riana collaborate through joint lesson times.
Enjoy “The Prayer”
Congratulations to Riana McHugh, for making Semi-Finals in the regional competition of the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Riana will also be appearing as Pennywise in her high school’s production of Urinetown. Riana and Michael (Exit158) perform their duo set “Black Horse and the Cherry Tree.”
Enjoy her repertoire:
How Could I Ever Know from The Secret Garden
Stay With Me from Into the Woods (starring as the witch in her high school production)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again from Phantom of the Opera
Congratulations to TAYLOR BIRD, Finalist in the Hal Leonard National Voice Competition.
Enjoy his performance of “Fight the Dragons” from Big Fish.
Peak Performance Voice Studio is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and developing students.
Monologue Preparation – for school or local, state and national auditions
Audition Preparation – for theatre, school choir, school musicals, collegiate music major/minor, American Idol, The Voice, or America’s Got Talent
**In 2009 I attended American Idol to watch my former student Scott MacIntyre make Top 10!**
Colorado All State Choir Preparation – assist with sight reading, scales/arpeggios, interval practice and art song solo
All singers, no matter the skill level, will find validation! Our mission is to encourage performers to interpret the written page into the beauty of singing. This is a lifetime experience.
Young and old alike can sing! With sound vocal pedagogy, positive mentoring (and parental support of younger singers), the goal of singing is not only attainable but within two months of study, there should be a noticeable improvement in the quality of the voice and self-confidence.