Vocal-ease Music Studio's owner, Patti Graetz, has had more than thirty years of professional experience as a voice and piano teacher, classical singer, pianist, contemporary worship leader, choral and orchestral conductor. She has sung lead roles with major opera companies, performed numerous concerts and recitals, sung with major orchestras and conducted choirs of all ages. For more information, visit www.pattigraetz.com. Conveniently located in the West Valley 2 miles east of the University of Phoenix (Cardinals) Stadium.
I am passionate about helping my students develop into the best they can be. I use a variety of methods knowing that a "one-size-fits-all" approach does not work. Everyone learns differently. Every student has different strengths and weaknesses. My job is to ultimately put myself out of a job by teaching my students to have enough tools to self-correct once they have enough experience to do so. Because I am a pro- performer, I know what it takes to succeed. This brings a unique skill set that not many teachers have.
Learned so much!! Patti is a professional and a great communicator.
Taking piano lessons from Patti is something I look forward to each week. I am committed to practice every day for an hour & a half. And although I will probably never play in Carnegie Hall, I will be able to play carols, oldies but goodies and in general enjoy the music! Patti is making it an enjoyable and attainable experience for me! I recommend taking lessons the way Patti teaches them whether you are young or older (like I am!).
This wonderful, beautiful, smart, talented lady taught my daughter to sing opera. She took lessons for about five years, got into a wonderful college and earned her degree in music education. Thank you Patti for your excellent training!!
I absolutely loved my lessons with Patti! She has helped me prepare for auditions for a university music degree, and was a great encouragement while I studied my degree. Patti taught me so much about healthy singing technique, and many of her ideas and exercises, I now use with my own singing students. She is an exceptionally gifted teacher, with clear communication, a kind and empathetic manner, and a commitment to excellence.
I believe that laying a solid technical foundation is the key to success. I also know from my own experience that understand how the voice works with the body is essential to developing the best sound possible. I require that my students record all their lessons so they can hear themselves and the progress they are making.
I attended Concordia College in Moorhead, MN for a bachelor's degree in voice performance. I trained in New York City after college and spent 30 years on the professional operatic and musical theater stage. I KNOW what it takes to have a pro-career.
$60/hour, $45/45 minutes. I do not teach 30 minute voice lessons, but will teach 30 minute piano lessons. I work with voice students age 13 and older and piano students from 1st grade and up.
Since I was a little girl, I have taught. When we played school, I was ALWAYS the teacher. I started teaching voice, piano and conducting choirs when I was still in college.
I work with all levels from baby beginners to working professionals. I have students singing opera professionally all over the world.
Finding a teacher who really knows the voice, can sing well and convey the very abstract concepts that build a solid singing technique is essential. Also, no two voices are alike and so the teacher must adapt to each student's frame of reference.
Are you willing to practice every day? Are you willing to take a risk? How strong is your commitment to learning to sing/play well? Do you understand that learning to sing/play well is a life-long journey?
Audition Prep Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Choir Teachers Classical Piano Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Ear Training Lessons Music Performance Lessons Music Teachers Music Theory Lessons Musical Theater Classes Opera Voice Lessons Piano Lessons Singing Lessons Speaking Voice Training Vocal Training Lessons Voice Lessons Acoustic Guitar Lessons