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    • Work with Kara

    • I’ll tell you exactly what you need to know and do, and how to become an unstoppable, undeniable singer and artist, that will bring industry and fans to your feet with your powerful voice!
    • Kara Johnstad - singer-songwriter, voice expert and mentor to voices changing our world

      Whether you're just starting out singing and looking to quickly improve your voice  or you are already a professional singer but you know you can do better and just don't know how to reach those higher standards of singing, you've come to the right place.
      You will feel a vast difference even after the first week! You will hear your range improve and it will already be easier to sing with less effort. My technique is clear and precise, very effective and it really works.
      Everything is created through vibration. My gift is to hear your sound and bring your body, mind and spirit back into your natural alignment.

    • If you're interested in working in a one-on-one setting with voice expert Kara Johnstad, the founder of School Of Voice, select the link below to start a conversation and find out more.

      Apply for a Personal Vocal Coaching Session with Kara Johnstad
      All experience levels welcome, in all contemporary musical styles.

      WORK WITH KARA | GET STARTED

    • This voice program of voice expert, master vocalist and singer-songwriter Kara Johnstad is a proven method that she has developed and taught around the world with success. It is based on 30 years of experience as a professional singer, composer, university voice faculty member, author, visionary, and founder of the Voice Your Essence™ coaching programs. Kara has guided and mentored voices from all walks of life with success, from emerging artists to top recording musicians, from professional speakers and presenters to visionary leaders.

    • mentor to voices changing our world

    • "Kara Johnstad helps others recognize and connect with their own intuition, potential and purpose. An acclaimed singer, songwriter, voice expert and healer, charismatic personality, poet and recording artist, Kara uses her extraordinary spiritual gifts to empower clients to live lives that are 'awake and authentic' and to create a reality that is spiritual, deliberate and meaningful."

    • ABOUT KARA


      Kara Johnstad is an acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, expert Voice Trainer + Vocal Coach and trusted Mentor to seasoned stage performance pros and upcoming artists alike. She empowers audiences around the world via concerts, lectures, and one-on-one coaching. Kara is passionate about helping her clients create a powerful voice to connect to their inner stories and bring their truth telling and loving spirit out into this world. As a top voice expert Kara has helped thousands with her Voice Your Essence™ training programs. As a singer-songwriter Kara Johnstad has written and composed more than 100 songs, and to this date has recorded and produced 6 albums and numerous EPs as an independent producer. As an author she publishes the Voice Your Essence™ articles and podcast series, and is hosting the OM Times radio show "Voice Rising."
       


       
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    • Create Consciously. Live Fearlessly. Voice Passionately. Dare to be a Free Spirit.

    • 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!

      Rapid Improvement 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 singer!

      Longterm Personal Change Karin Kuschik - C-level business 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 wholeheartedly 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.


      The REAL DEAL Mattio Martinez - President of Twistville, Comedian, Writer, Producer Los Angeles

    • When I first went to Kara I wanted to work on my stage fright, But I quickly realized that I actually wanted to hear my true voice that I hadn’t heard for a long time.
      Kara is a remarkable woman, full of power and energy. It was amazing being around her.
      She quickly understood and heard what my problems were and already in the first session I could hear a difference. I had 10 sessions and I have to say my VOICE has improved and is clearer. I went to a lot of teachers and Kara is the first one that really understood my voice and also gave me tools that I can use on a daily basis.
      Being around Kara also allowed me to dream again and honestly, I would totally move to Berlin just to work with her, because it is rare to find someone like her. Not only is she a vocal teacher but also a life teacher, a healer, a therapist. at least for me, and a beautiful person. had a lot of realizations. One was that I have stage fright because I didn’t trust my voice to work the way it needed to be. Now I know with Kara that I’m going to learn the right technique and this knowingness gives me hope to actually do what I want with my future and that is to sing and connect with people. A big thanks, Kara!

      No more stage fright! Leslie Philbert - Singer-Songwriter Zurich, Switzerland

    • I love what you do with your work. Kara, You do such great work with opening people with their voices. There is such a lot of damage and shame and fear around the voice for many people.


      It is a great service that you do. Thank you for that.

      Great Work Miten - grammy-award winning recording artist and producer

    • 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 innermost core and awaken the deep rich landscapes that have slumbered. Guiding you to find your voice in this world.

      Microscopic Honesty Jai Jai Jackson - Founder of Jazz Network Worldwide

    • 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 it can inspire. If one feels, the voice opens 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.

      Profound and Lasting Change Hans Meyer zur Düttingdorf -
      author, singer, songwriter, speaker, coach

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

      When I first met Kara, I didn't trust myself and lacked self-confidence. I didn't really know what a gift I am carrying inside of me ... My Voice.

      Kara has reconnected me with my heart... She taught me to trust
      in the love of my life, my voice, and actually to trust and believe in me.
      She taught me that we are all unique and beautiful how we are ...
      And that our voice is a mighty instrument...

      Kara makes me SHINE from inside out ... She told me as soon as I
      will find my voice, my life will change - and it is absolutely right, I suddenly
      become very clear what I want in my life! I know where I am going.

      Even of course, sometimes I am losing the belief. But then I will always remember Kara. "Trust your voice! Your voice is always connected to your heart, and only there is
      your real profound truth !!!" When I am singing, I am alive! When I am
      singing, I am not afraid of anything that life has prepared for me.

      All these years, when thinking of Kara, I'm feeling very honored and full of respect when mentioning Kara's name.
      She is not only my voice coach, but she is also my mentor, my teacher.
      She is a beautiful woman with an amazing heart and spirit. Love You, my Dear. Your Natalia

      A Million Thanks Natalia Klitschko - singer-songwriter, producer

    • 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