• Programs

  • School Of Voice specializes in Voice Training and Vocal Coaching, and we are experts in teaching how to play an instrument, offering a variety of private music lessons. We have a diverse staff of highly qualified music instructors and highly experienced professional musicians to match the diversity of our students.
  • Professional voice training & vocal coaching. Learn the secrets behind a big, powerful voice. Take your voice and your life to the next level.

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    Voice
    Voice

    Professional voice training & vocal coaching. Learn the secrets behind a big, powerful voice. Take your voice and your life to the next level.

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  • Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting. Discover effective songwriting techniques. Receive expert feedback. Start writing really good music.

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    Songwriting
    Songwriting

    Immerse yourself in the art of songwriting. Discover effective songwriting techniques. Receive expert feedback. Start writing really good music.

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  • One-on-one private coaching with a professional musician in all contemporary music genres. For children and adults of all levels and abilities.

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    Music Lessons
    Music Lessons

    One-on-one private coaching with a professional musician in all contemporary music genres. For children and adults of all levels and abilities.

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  • Create a Rich Musical Environment. Help your kid to develop essential music skills, while exploring the joys of music. Music Classes & International Choir.

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    Kids Music
    Kids Music

    Create a Rich Musical Environment. Help your kid to develop essential music skills, while exploring the joys of music. Music Classes & International Choir.

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  • Experience the thrill of playing in a group. For teens and adults. For beginners to advanced students.

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    Ensemble
    Ensemble

    Experience the thrill of playing in a group. For teens and adults. For beginners to advanced students.

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  • Online lessons via video meetings. Get access to School Of Voice wherever you are.

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    Online Programs
    Online Programs

    Online lessons via video meetings. Get access to School Of Voice wherever you are.

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  • Create consciously. Write from your heart. Bring your true authentic voice out into the world. Your thoughts, feelings and ideas matter.

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    Creative Writing
    Creative Writing

    Create consciously. Write from your heart. Bring your true authentic voice out into the world. Your thoughts, feelings and ideas matter.

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  • We frequently have workshops, and special events that provide an exciting opportunity to explore voice & music and so much more ...

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    Workshops + Events
    Workshops + Events

    We frequently have workshops, and special events that provide an exciting opportunity to explore voice & music and so much more ...

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  • Shape your destiny! Creative Entrepreneurship, Self-Marketing, Business Systems, Get support from industry professionals.

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    Artist Development
    Artist Development

    Shape your destiny! Creative Entrepreneurship, Self-Marketing, Business Systems, Get support from industry professionals.

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  • Entirely devoted to the pursuit of healthier, more creative and fulfilling lifestyles.

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    Body, Mind, Spirit
    Body, Mind, Spirit

    Entirely devoted to the pursuit of healthier, more creative and fulfilling lifestyles.

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  • For children and teenagers, lessons are usually once per week in a regularly scheduled time slot. For adults, we offer both a weekly recurring reserved lesson time option, or a flexible book-as-you-go lesson structure that allows you to fit in your music time conveniently around the rest of your busy schedule. Registration is ongoing throughout the year.

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  • Types of Programs

    • Private Lessons & Private Group Classes (2-3 students):

      typically 1 lesson (30/45/60 mins) per week.

    • 10 Pack Lessons for Adults with flexible or recurring appointment times.
    • Kids Music Classes for ages 3 - 5 and ages 6 - 12

      e.g. Mini Singer-Songwriters, International Berlin Kids Choir, etc.

    • Group Classes for Adults

      An open and ongoing group structure allows to join in at any time, e.g. Women's Singing Circle, Chant Wave, etc.

    • Workshops, Courses & Special Events
    • On-Demand Workshops

      We offer on-demand workshops to any interested party! Workshops range from 90 minutes to 3 hours and can be tailored to fit your needs. These interactive workshops are presented by a staff member or by Kara Johnstad upon request. Workshops can be presented to any type of audience but require a minimum of 5 participants.

  • 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.

    A life-changing experience! 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

  • Before I met Kara, I felt very insecure about my speaking and my singing voice.

    Then during a public speaker’s workshop, that Kara designed the publishing industry, I had a major breakthrough. I decided to commit to voice coaching with Kara. What happens during the sessions?

    Kara always makes me feel safe and cherished. She gives me a much better understanding of how the voice works and how it is connected with my whole body … and my soul. My voice grows and that has been a very rewarding process not just for my voice, but for … all of it, my creativity, my writing, my professional work as an editor and a teacher. I’m so much more connected with my voice now and I feel that I’m continually growing, learning, expanding.

    I really love my classes with Kara - I love where I am now and excited where voice coaching might take me. I highly recommend Kara’s VOICE YOUR ESSENCE method to everyone who wants to improve their voice.

    Major Breakthroughs! Susanne Zeyse - Literary Agent and Editor