»Great coach, Kara!!!! Highly recommended for those who want to dive deeper into the art of singing, the first musical instrument on the planet! «
percussionist Sting, Al Di Meola, Herbie Hancock
»If you are wondering if an intensive with Kara is worth it, the answer is an unequivicol yes.
I had no idea that my singin voice had everything to do with my personal ability to express myself whole heartedly in all areas of my life. As a 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 course "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 in L.A., N.Y. or in Berlin.
Kara is the real deal, you will learn to use your "voice" in ways you never imagined.«
artistic director and founder of Twistville Films.
»When I met Kara, I was a young singer-songwriter-to-be, ready to walk that path, yet stuck at the very beginning. I was surrounded by "Don't!" people who never seemed to get tired of reminding me of what I couldn't do and who I couldn't be. So I locked up my true voice in order to protect me and my fragile vision.
I was a caterpillar. My singing voice was sweet and soft like that of a mouse. People liked it, yet it didn't seem to fit my message. It didn't fit me. I knew there was more to it, there was more in me, but it was well-hidden underneath the shell I had built, and I knew it would take a deep dive to find it. I needed some help, some guidance, someone brave enough to take that deep dive with me, someone to help me unfold my true colors and reveal my true singing voice.
So I started looking for someone like that, and after two long years of looking, I finally found Kara and joined in on her "Voice Your Essence" coaching program.
And with that, all of a sudden, things started to fall into place.
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 thankful for having her as my coach.«
»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 finding the authentic "me" and my true musical essence. She was able to build up that necessary trust, allowing the freedom to try out and discover, and yet also being critical and analytical in a contructive way. I see a part of her vast abilities as a compositional and vocal artistic advisor, which she indeed demonstated to me in the work we achieved together on my own compositions for voice and piano. Thank you, Kara!!! «
singer / songwriter
»Kara, you are an amazing singer, teacher and woman. I am so blessed to be in contact with you and am learning so much in just a few lessons. From GODDESS to GODDESS«
»Kara is not only a passionate singer and exceptionally gifted songwriter. With her texts and very personal moving stories she presents in her weekly eZine, she takes me on a journey of my soul. As a vocal coach I experience her as a powerful shaman and humorous companion who brings out the best in me.«
singer / songwriter / healer
»As I began my training with Kara Johnstad, I never dreamed how my life would change! Whaat a voice! What an incredibly fulfilling experience with individual coaching. Coaching without constraint, without pressure and aiming for high 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 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've become familiar with various schools, even in New York, the home of musical. I have never felt as uplifted at any of these schools as I have with Kara.
Kara has supported me in all phases of my artistic path: voice building, interpretation, selecting of music, form and preparation. She motivates and inspires. She removes all doubt.«
singer / songwriter / author
»Kara has shown me how to put more emotions into my voice. Once you've heard her sing herself, you know exactly what I'm talking about!!! «
Pop Star and Entertainer
»I got to know Kara Johnstad as a very sensitive and professional vocal coach.
She draws on a vast repertoire of techniques, psychological knowledge, and spiritual wisdom according to the requirements of the moment and deomonstrates 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 encourare long-term personal growth.
The besst thing about Kara 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!«
President and founder of Coachange - a leading training and consultancy firm
»Kara helped me discover my singing voice, overcome my insecurity with singing and taught me how to use concrete techniques to make my singing voice bigger, stronger and more controllable. A lesson in her round room was truly an empowering, stunning experience.«
Quentin Blake School Berlin
»KARA JOHNSTAD is intergalacticenormgigantic!!!!!
What a voice, professional knowledge and sensitivity.
Thanks a million for a very special workshop in my "der Gesangsladen"(The Song Shop).
singer-songwriter and coach
»I have come to realize that it's necessary to also have a spiritual approach to the whole job, especially when you are a singer.
That is something I really learned from working with Kara Johnstad!
It's not just the instrument »voice that you play, it's getting to know to know it and finding trust in it.«
singer | songwriter QUARTER MUSIC
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