• Happy Clients

  • Vocal Coaching
  • Kara Johnstad is the most amazing coach and person that I have ever met. My singing guru, my friend, my inspiration.

    Natalia Klitschko

  • Kara’s mentoring and coaching skills extend far beyond vocal instruction. Her in-depth understanding of the voice-body-spirit connection is impressive and effective, as client well-being is her first priority. I highly recommend her for all matters of the voice.

    Jacqeline Harmon
    Artist, Author, Educator

  • As a vocal coach, I experience Kara as a powerful shaman and humorous companion that brings out the best in me.

    Eva Nowak
    Singer-songwriter and Healer

  • Kara is an amazing gift for so many on their JOURNEYS... Thank you so much my dear... You are so much a part of mine….

    Jocelyn B. Smith
    Singer-songwriter, Vocal Coach, Producer

  • Great coach, Kara !!!
    Highly recommended for all those who love to dive deeper into the art of singing,
    the first musical instrument on the planet. :) ))

    Rhani Krija
    Percussionist Sting

  • It’s been said that what makes Kara Johnstad different is her microscopic honesty. She doesn’t hold back. Her work is about the objective truth, and you can feel her laser beam clarity cut through to your inner most core and awaken the deep rich landscapes that have slumbered. Guiding you to find your voice in this world.

    JaiJai Jackson
    Creator of the Jazz Network Worldwide

  • Kara, you are an amazing teacher, singer and woman!!!!! I am so blessed to be in contact with you and I am learning so much in just a few lessons. Thank you, from GODDESS to GODDESS <3

    Eva Nowak
    Singer-songwriter and Healer

  • Kara Johnstad has helped me voice my essence, voice my message, voice my songs and voice my vision. She has changed my life. I broke out of my cocoon and appeared to be a butterfly with the heart and voice of a lioness.

    Car.Rie, Chansonette and Singer-songwriter

  • Voice Your Essence rocks!
    There is nothing like it in Berlin. I love it.

    Ricarda Magduschewski
    Singer, Actress, Producer

  • You are the first voice teacher I have ever met who really listens to the heart of a human voice. And therefore I`m deeply thankful. Thanks so much for your presence and listening to the real sound in us.

    Lena Grabowski, Inner Potential Facilitator. Studio for Creativity & Holistic Health

  • Personal Stories
  • Get inspired with real-life stories of people from all walks of life, who achieved life-changing positive transformation following Kara Johnstad's teachings.

  • I have had lessons for over 15 years with various teachers in Los Angeles and after all that time and all those teachers no one has ever improved my voice more quickly than Kara.
    I am already a professional singer but I knew I could be better. I never knew how to reach those higher standards of singing until now. Kara made such a difference even after the first week! I heard my range improve and it was already easier to sing with less effort. Her technique is clear and precise and it really works. I intend to continue my lessons with Kara with great anticipation!

    Joyce Mordoh - Professional Singer & Songwriter

  • I got to know Kara Johnstad as a very sensitive and professional coach.

    She draws on a vast repertoire of techniques, psychological knowledge, and spiritual wisdom according to the requirements of the moment and demonstrates how to pass it on in a wonderful way. Her philosophy is that training and coaching can only be successful if they are tailored specifically to each individual, promote personal strengths, joy of learning and encourage longterm personal change.

    The best thing about Kara Johnstad is of course her credibility. Did you ever hear of any other vocal coach with such a strong, sensitive and flexible voice? Pure Hollywood!

    Kara Johnstad - A must for any singe

    Karin Kuschik - C Level Business Coach

  • Kara Johnstad is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met in my life. A fantastic singer, a brilliant coach. She’s one of a kind. Kara is well-experienced in “pearl diving” as I call it: She’s true, authentic, sensitive and kind. You can feel her warmth, her joy and her wisdom when she walks into the room. She can sense your inner pearl, your true essence,
    and with great care and sensitivity, she will help you uncover it, unfold it. She will pick you up where you are and be your attentive guide on that journey to your true voice and your distinctive signature sound. Not only does Kara understand voice perfectly, she also understands life, and working with you, she will always keep the bigger picture of you in mind. Kara Johnstad has helped me voice my essence, voice my message, voice my songs and voice my vision. She has changed my life. I broke out of my cocoon and appeared to be a butterfly with the heart and voice of a lioness.

    I’m looking forward to every “Voice Your Essence” session, I always pick up new things, and I always leave inspired, motivated, stronger and smarter. Working with Kara is a blessing, and I am really happy that I have been able to make it happen.

    Carina Riethmüller - Singer/Songwriter / Coach

  • If you are wondering if an intensive with Kara is worth it, the answer is an unequivocal yes.

    I had no idea that my singing voice had everything to do with my personal ability to express myself whole heartedly in all areas of my life. As a film director, communication is key, specificity is paramount to getting the vision in my head out and onto film.

    I had no idea when I began Kara's Voice Your Essence™ program "for fun" that it would have such an impact on my work and in my personal life, it was a result that was completely unexpected.

    I travel a great deal. I am thrilled that Kara is live streaming her workshops and coaching sessions so that I can train where ever I am in the world, be it LA, NY, or Berlin.

    Kara is the real deal, you will learn to use your "voice" in more ways than you could ever imagine.

    Mattio Martinez | Filmmaker, writer, chief designer of motion picture spectacles

  • Kara helped me find the “authentic me,” and my true musical essence! …” I see Kara Johnstad not “just” as a vocal coach. She managed with me to really enter into my way of thinking and help me on my journey in the process of finding the authentic “me” and my true musical essence. She was able to build up the necessary trust, allowing the freedom to try out and discover and yet also being critical and analytical in a constructive way. I see a part of her vast abilities as a compositional and vocal artistic advisor, which she indeed demonstrated to me in the work we achieved together on my own compositions for piano and voice. Thank you, Kara!

    Annette Yashpon, Singer-songwriter, Presenter and Producer

  • As I began training with Kara Johnstad, I never dreamed how much my life would change! What a voice! What an incredibly fulfilling feeling to experience individual classes. Coaching without constraint, without pressure and aiming for goals. It was for me then and remains for me today, an unbelievable experience! I have gained the confidence to know, that my voice is not only heard, but that in can inspire. If one feels, the voice open up. I don’t know how Kara does it, but she does it. She keeps a perfect balance between so free, so possible, so accurate and so important. I have become familiar with various schools of training, even in NYC the home of musical. I have never felt so uplifted at any of those schools as I have with Kara. She has supported me in ALL phases of my artistic path. Voice building, interpretation, repertoire, performance, songwriting, goal setting, album production and recently I have ventured into writing books and that too, with great success! I am now a published author and working on my third novel! WOW ! It just keeps getting better. Yes, Kara motivates and inspires. As a coach and mentor, she removes all doubts.

    HaDi, Best selling author, Singer, Songwriter

  • What a gift it has been to find Kara. As a professional singer and voice teacher I've worked on my voice for many years with various highly renowned teachers. I am lucky to have a three octave vocal range, up to high Fs, yet I've struggled with a weakness between my head and chest voice throughout my career. After years of singing and teaching arias, I secretly wanted to understand the technique behind belting and the "pop" sound. I longed for the freedom I heard in other singers when they improvised and scatted and were able to switch styles between pop and classical sounds with ease. Try as I may, with many hours of delicate work, I was not able to find that balance alone. Within a short time of studying with Kara my voice began to integrate and balance in a new way. My break weakness improved and I was not only singing my classical arias with more ease, but, for the first time, I was able to sing popular music reasonably convincingly. I took the first steps in discovering the sound of blues, soul, country etc and learned how to improvise and sing riffs. Kara has a special way of coaxing her students to sing straight from the heart. Once you tap into that incredible energy and truth, the opening experience is amazing. My voice, my teaching, and indeed my very being, has opened up miles through working with Kara. I highly recommend anyone looking to find their true voice to work with her. It’s a life changing experience you’ll never forget.

    Christine Barker. Lyric Coloratura Soprano. L.R.A.M, L.T.C.L, L.L C.M, B.A. Head of Singing, Musicals, Music Theater, Dance and Movement. Musikschule Reinickendorf, Berlin

  • I want to express my deep gratitude for your wonderful voice classes and your gentle guidance. It has meant more to me than you might expect. The last years were besides being a crazy adventure, sometimes also quite difficult and dark. I mainly felt very lost in life and extremely out of place in this world. I didn’t really know what to do with my life and couldn’t really see the value of it either. Let’s say, it was the typical -quarter life Saturn return- crisis. Yet, I was determined to get answers to so many questions. Why am I here? what is my purpose? etc. But for me to get to the answers, it meant I had to emotionally and spiritually grow enormously. And so, I was challenged a lot to heal old traumas and emotional wounds and blocks. I started to try many things that could possibly help me further, and so, I also found you. I knew that my fear to sing came from a fear of being seen and a fear of not being good enough. Your voice classes have contributed significantly to overcoming these fears. Not only by your voice exercises and the joy of singing together but also by your radiant presence and subtle comments of wisdom in between. Considering the power of words and intentions, the importance of raising vibrations, interconnectedness, and other universal truths. It often confirmed to me that I was on the right track, it stuck with me. And together with all the other lessons, I learned on this journey, I can now say that I truly understand, I can really see now what you meant. And I can say I have found my purpose, or I remember it, that is maybe better. I am here to contribute to raising the consciousness of humanity, together with many and set an example for a better earth. And so, I am able to passionately start my life project and I am soooo super happy. Therefore, I want to say: thank you very very much! I can’t really put into words how incredibly valuable this is to me.


  • Working with Kara is something special. When I began to have problems with my singing voice during my work at Theater des Westens, a prominent theater in the center of Berlin, someone sent me to Kara. I had never received singing instruction before and had no idea what to expect. I had to explain to her that I had no classical education, but she did not let that get in her way. By drawing from within me she helped me bring my voice back. Kara taught me that vocal training is not solely about technique, but also about the importance of inner sense and emotional presence. A good singer is not made up by technique alone.It takes emotion and honesty together.

    Vaile Fuchs, Actress, Singer-songwriter, Author and Producer

  • I could not ask for a better teacher. Nadine was the first person who I was able to sing in front of. Before, the only person who ever knew I wanted to sing and heard me was my sister. Nadine doesn’t just teach me how to control and expand my voice, but also how to overcome my doubts, not to be afraid of expressing my thoughts, and believe in myself as an artist. Since I have started the classes with her, I got to write my own songs and perform in public. Every lesson is like a journey and I’m extremely grateful to be sharing it with Nadine.


  • I'm learning to get out of my comfort zone and listen to my gut. Suddenly I feel my songs more. When there is a problem with songwriting, Nadine gives me strong impulses. I am very grateful for her inspirations, which are very good for my songs and also for me. I take valuable learnings from every lesson. I look forward to more lessons full of motivation, inspiration, and appreciation. Thank you, Nadine!


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    Kara Johnstad's Voice Your Essence™ Training Programs are committed to the growth and empowerment of luminaries, independent artists, change agents, and the next generation of light bearers. Whether young or old, your voice is the missing link to personal power, authenticity, and presence.

  • Make friends with your powerful voice and awaken to your true calling.