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    Marc Allen - Empowering Visionary Voices

    Voice Rising radio show with Host Kara Johnstad
    May 10, 2021, at 11 am PST | 2 pm EST | 7 pm GMT 8 pm CEST

    The ultimate purpose of creating a visionary business is not to make money. It is to transform the world by doing what we love to do and what we need to do to bring about a new era of peace and prosperity. It takes courage and commitment to materialize dreams into matters that matter. It also takes a bit of playfulness and magic. This is where Marc Allen comes into the game. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Marc Allen, Author, Speaker, Teacher, and CEO of New World Library, as they talk about the role that our voice plays in manifesting our dreams.


    OMTimes Radio

    To discover more about Marc Allen, go to http://marcallen.com




    Kara Johnstad - LIVE ONLINE CONCERT

    at Patrick's Mother's Day Cabaret

    Sunday, May 9, 2021 - online
    8 pm CEST (Berlin), 1 pm Central Time (Minneapolis), 2 pm ET (New York), 11 am PT (Los Angeles)

    Join the show. I will share with you songs from my new Moon in Capricorn album, a powerful circle song that unites women worldwide, and a few sweet surprises.

    Living The Fierce Tender Wisdom of The Singing Poets

    Bring your mom! Or any mom!

    Fantastic people are awaiting you, so please come along and enjoy the evening. All you need is a good internet connection, a computer, tablet, or smartphone.

    We look forward to seeing you at the show!

    Stay Gold,





    We Are Partially Open Again For Face-to-Face Classes!

    initially limited until May 16, 2021.



        Dear parents and students,

    At the end of last week we received the long-awaited and then somewhat surprising news that as of May 3, private face-to-face lessons can once again take place at the School Of Voice.

    Now, a few days later, with the publication of the Second SARS-CoV-2 Infection Control Measures Ordinance of the Berlin Senate, clarity has come.

    We will continue to give preference to online classes. In individual consultation with your subject teachers, private face-to-face lessons can take place again from Monday, May 3, initially for a limited period of two weeks. 

    It is painful for us that singing lessons and lessons on wind instruments will continue to be forbidden as face-to-face lessons.

    Please talk to your teachers about how to proceed. All teachers are asked to contact you directly so that you can organize the way back to face-to-face lessons together.

    Our teachers and staff are there for you as soon as you show up "in person" for your classes, freshly tested and demonstrably healthy - please do the same! 

    Each participant of the face-to-face classes must present a negative test result of an examination for infection with the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 carried out by means of a recognized test for each class day, which is not older than 24 hours in electronic or written form.

    Please click this link for detailed information




    Wir haben wieder teilweise geöffnet!

    Vorerst befristet bis zum 16. Mai 2021.


        Liebe Eltern und Schüler:innen,

    Ende letzter Woche erreichte uns die lang ersehnte und dann doch etwas überraschende Nachricht, dass ab dem 3. Mai auch in der School Of Voice wieder Einzelunterricht in Präsenz stattfinden kann.

    Nun, einige Tage später, mit der Veröffentlichung der Zweiten SARS-CoV-2-Infektionsschutzmaßnahmenverordnung des Berliner Senats, ist Klarheit gekommen.

    Wir werden weiterhin dem Online-Unterricht den Vorzug geben. In individueller Absprache mit Euren Fachlehrern:innen kann ab Montag, 3. Mai, wieder individueller Präsenz-Einzelunterricht stattfinden, zunächst befristet auf zwei Wochen. 

    Schmerzlich für uns ist, dass der Gesangsunterricht und der Unterricht an Blasinstrumenten als Präsenzunterricht weiterhin verboten bleibt.

    Bitte sprecht mit Euren Lehrern:innen über das weitere Vorgehen. Alle Lehrer:innen werden gebeten, sich direkt mit Euch in Verbindung zu setzen, damit Ihr den Weg zurück zum Präsenzunterricht gemeinsam organisieren könnt.

    Jeder Teilnehmer des Präsenzunterrichts muss für jeden Unterrichtstag ein negatives Testergebnis einer mittels eines anerkannten Tests durchgeführten Untersuchung auf eine Infektion mit dem Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 vorlegen, das nicht älter als 24 Stunden ist!

    Klicke diesen Link für detaillierte Informationen!




    Valerie Gilpeer – Miraculous Breakthrough Frees Trapped Strong Voice

    Voice Rising radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad
    Aired at OMTimes Radio - FREE ARCHIVE


    “I have been buried under years of dust, and now I have so much to say.”

    These were the first words twenty-five-year-old Emily Grodin ever wrote. Born with nonverbal autism, Emily’s only means of communicating for a quarter of a century had been through physical gestures, sounds, or a one-word response. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Valerie Gilpeer, author, attorney, and proud mom, as they talk about autism, communication, unconditional love, and the miraculous breakthrough moment where Emily finds her voice. Discover more about this mother-daughter team and their remarkable memoir, “I Have Been Buried Under Dust.” After over two decades of being trapped inside, Emily’s rich and creative interior life is finally revealed. A story of courage, persistence, and hope. Finally, Emily can share her deepest thoughts and feelings. Now a poet and university student of journalism, psychology, and creative writing, it’s impressive to see how Emily’s life has changed since she found her voice!

    To connect with Valerie Gilpeer go to https://valeriegilpeer.com




    NEW ONLINE-WORKSHOP: Healing the Voice - Healing the Heart
    Online Voice Workshop with Kevin Kortan (90 min)
    On Apr 25, 2021, at 17:30 CET (Berlin), 
    08:30 am PT (Los Angeles) | 11:30 pm ET (New York) | 13:30 BRT (Rio) | 16:30 GMT (London) | 19:30 MSK (Moscow)



    Fred Matser – Glimpsing Beyond Infinity

    Voice Rising radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad
    Aired at OMTimes Radio - FREE ARCHIVE


    How does a human being continue living on earth after experiencing oneness? Exploring what lies beyond the bounds of his own thinking, Fred Matser had an unexpectedly profoundly moving experience that transformed his vision on life, death, and the human condition. Join radio host and voice master Kara Johnstad and Fred Matser, founder & chairman of the Fred Foundation and a leading Dutch humanitarian, in a heartfelt conversation on what lies beyond us. Explore together why many of us lose touch with ourselves and each other and how we can live successfully healthy lives. Learn how to tap into your intuition and inner wisdom. Explore the possibility of living our true nature of unconditional love collectively. Fred has been active in social and ecological transformation. He is the founder or co-founder of a wide range of charitable foundations that span health, environment, nature conservation, peace, and global change. Beyond Us, Fred’s latest book is a collection of essays that confront us with unpleasant truths about ourselves, acknowledging which is imperative if we are to heal and improve our lives.

    To discover more about Fred Masters, go to https://www.fredfoundation.org/




    Kevin Kortan – Healing the Heart, Healing the Voice

    Voice Rising radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad
    Aired at OMTimes Radio - FREE ARCHIVE



    You’re not alone if you have ever felt self-conscious about your voice.. Whether speaking or singing, your voice is one of a kind. Yet many of us have been wounded when it comes to finding our voice and letting it ring and resound, speaking our truth. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and evolutionary yogi Kevin Kortan in a heartfelt conversation on the heart and its connection to healing the voice. Understand that your voice is ultra-sensitive to criticism. Cruel and careless comments can shut a voice down for years. Even performers with trained voices struggle with feeling “good enough.” Most of us even know when that zinger came that silenced us for a time. Rest assured, there is a way to heal your voice and heart from these wounds—Discover Sound Healing for your Soul with Kevin and Kara.

    To connect with Kevin Kortan go to https://evolutionaryyoga.com/




    NEW ONLINE-COURSE: Frame Drumming - Level 2
    For people with some experience.
    A Hands-On Frame Drumming Experience with Borys Slowikowski - from April 7 to May 12, 2021
    Six weekly 90-min classes on Wednesdays, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm, starting on April 7, 2021
    The course is for people with some experience, and those who have completed Level 1.
    We'll explore the vast possibilities of the frame drum in different playing styles, practice group playing and accompanying the melody, work on the rhythmic development - enrichment of the inner pulse, focus, timing, composing, and improvising. All in an accessible way, step-by-step, according to one's own rhythm. LEARN MORE ...



    don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz - The Artistry of Being

    Voice Rising radio show with host Kara Johnstad
    Aired at OMTimes Radio - FREE ARCHIVE


    "All human beings are artists, and as artists, we create a masterpiece that is the story of our life. In our story, we are the main character, the one who interprets and controls every movement and expectation. If you don't like the story of your life, as you are the author, you can change it. And that is exactly the challenge; to take control of our creation." don Miquel Ruiz.

    Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad, don Miguel Ruiz, renowned spiritual teacher, and internationally bestselling author of the Four Agreements and Totec Wisdom series, and son, don Jose Miguel, author, artist, and healer, in a heartfelt conversation on Toltec Wisdom, the value of the voice, and the importance of our stories and rituals in these changing times.

    To learn more about don Miguel Ruiz and don Jose Ruiz go to




    Start of Easter School Holidays

    There are no lessons and classes for our students on a monthly BASIC plan.
    Lessons and classes are ongoing for all other students.


    Start date: Mo, 29 March 2021
    Last day of class: Fr, 26 March 2021

    End date: Sa, 10 Apr 2021
    First day of class: Mo, 12 Apr 2021




    Phyllis Cole-Dai – Poetry of Presence

    Voice Rising radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad

    Mindfulness poems invite us to bring our whole self to whatever moment we’re in and truly live it. They encourage us to be more present, more attentive and compassionate, in the living of our days. They grant us a taste of being good enough, just as we are, in this world, just as it is. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Author, Poet Phyliss Cole-Dai, in a heartfelt conversation on the poetry of presence.

    How can we live more undefended lives? How may we embrace living more deliberately and consciously, opening ourselves to Divine Intimacy? Can reading and writing poetry be a path to deeper communion with our world?

    Especially in times of challenge, poetry offers us comfort. It expresses the ineffable – that which is beyond logic and linear thinking. It allows us to make friends with mystery.




    Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow – Grounded: Remember Who You Are

    Voice Rising radio show hosted by Kara Johnstad

    Connect with the earth. Uncover your hidden paths. Reveal your value. Develop and deepen your creative flow. Remember who you are. And drop into healing. These are the words of Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow, one of the true voices of our generation. An earth advocate, author, and growth coach, Dr. McMorrow’s most recent book, Grounded, shows us how disconnected we have become from the natural cycles of life and how important it is that we not only listen to the signs but take action.

    Join in a heartfelt conversation with Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad Erin Yu-Juin McMorrow as they talk about restoring the feminine as an act of sacred responsibility. Returning to the cycles of nature as an act of love. Creating regenerative systems that celebrate the natural world of diversity, resilience, and abundance as an act of hope. Free your creativity and heal while we ground.





    Julia Cameron - The Listening Path

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad

    Commonly referred to as “The Godmother” or “High Priestess” of creativity Julia Cameron, author of the explosively successful The Artist’s Way, is credited with starting a movement that has brought creativity into the mainstream conversation. From Eat, Pray Love author Elizabeth Gilbert to Alicia Keyes and Pete Townsend, to Dancing With the Stars’ Julianna Hough and Brandy, she has inspired millions of people to find a deeper connection to themselves by doing their Morning Pages each day. With her new book, THE LISTENING PATH: The Creative Art of Attention, Julia reveals how deeper, more profound listening can open a path to creative and personal transformation. Join Kara Johnstad and Julia Cameron in a heartfelt conversation on the rewards of listening. Discover how healing ignites creativity and creates connections that will resonate throughout every aspect of our lives. Fine-tune the quality of our voice through active listening.




    Berlin extends Corona pandemic lockdown until March 28, 2021

    We are there for you, 24/7. Together, we keep singing, making music, keep laughing, and learning, and thriving in a creative and supportive environment. And, if it needs to be online, so be it - we enjoy that, too.




    Zoë Beck: Storytelling Activist

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad


    Like all science and all religion, all art is in its very essence the search for truth. The truth about the human condition and what it is like to live in a complex world is changing rapidly. Join voice visionary Kara Johnstad and best-selling award-winning author, translator, director, publisher, speaker, and activist Zoë Beck in a heartfelt conversation on why we love stories so much. Listen in as Zoë shares her own writing process with us.

    Discover how Zoë’s values and vision for a more just world led her to start the independent publishing house, CulturBooks, together with Jan Karsten. As an advocate for women’s voices and authors who have their own sound and something to say about our everchanging world, CulturBooks, gives voice to first-class, award-winning, exciting international literature from Europe, America, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. In its short time on the market, it has won a myriad of awards. Whether she is writing, speaking, or empowering others, Zoë understands how important our voice is.




    Amy B. Scher – Discover the Truth About Depression and Reclaim Joy

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad


    If you or someone you know has any form of depression—from feeling exhausted or blue to not being able to get out of bed—you are not alone. Our current approach to medicine and therapy doesn’t always offer all the answers. Yet you can release the root causes of depression and reclaim your inherent joy.




    How to become a better musician? Interview with Kara Johnstad

    On the podcast, we regularly hear from upcoming artists. Don't get me wrong: there are some interesting, compelling stories there. I love them all. But what we don't hear all that often about is how to become a better musician - what pros are out there to help you tap into your potential.

    bpm podcast | Interview with Kara Johnstad of the School Of Voice in Berlin




    Muriel Anderson – Graceful Joy

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad


    One of the world’s foremost fingerstyle guitarists and harp-guitarists, Muriel Anderson’s evident joy of music, humor, and facility across the genres of folk, classical, bluegrass, popular, and international music is revered by guitarists worldwide. An engaging performer, Muriel’s unique approach to the instrument virtually transforms the guitar into a lyrical choir, then a marching band, then a Japanese koto, then a Bluegrass band, one-minute launching into a Beatles’ tune and the next, a Spanish classic.




    Regula Curti – Same Planet: Uniting Cultures Through Music

    Voice Rising radio show with Kara Johnstad



    Music is the universal language that unites people, nations, and cultures. As the world experiences a global pandemic, continued poverty, wars, systemic racism, climate crises, species extinction, and a mountain of pressing problems to solve, there are communities of people worldwide that are working on solving problems, raising consciousness, and focused on change. One organization is the BEYOND FOUNDATION, which helps musicians worldwide stay in contact with each other, collaborate, and produce songs for the planet. Join Voice Visionary Kara Johnstad and Singer, Recording artist and Co-Founder of the Beyond Music Project, Regula Curti, in a heartfelt conversation on the role that music plays in raising awareness on issues of social justice, climate change, and unity consciousness. Listen is as Regula speaks for the rising voices of the planet. The mission of BEYOND is to live values like understanding, compassion, tolerance, and mutual respect beyond all cultures and perceptions of the earth. Music and voices weave the world together. We are honored to take this journey together.



  • I've been waiting so long
    For you to come along and have some fun
    And I gotta let you know
    No you're never gonna regret it…

    ~ Meat Loaf, Album: Bat Out of Hell