Kara Johnstad

Kara Johnstad

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Available Upon Request

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Los Angeles, CA, United States

Kara Johnstad is a singer-songwriter, author, voice specialist and owner of the successful company "VOICE YOUR ESSENCE™"

Kara empowers audiences around the world and helps independent artists and singer songwriters become more successful.

She supports her clients to reconnect to their own “essence” and shows them how they can  have a  strong clear  voice that resonates with their audience in a record amount of time.

Her lectures and workshops include: How to Mend a Cracked and Broken Voice, The Energy Behind Emotions, Voice Care and Repair 101 and Your Personal Anthem - how to write an anthem that changes the world."

A successful  singer-songwriter and passionate lecturer,  Kara is no stranger to transforming hearts through her words and music. She is an advocate for change in ways that heighten the human spirit

Her music speaks volumes and  touches on universal themes that affect us all.  love, relationships, life, death, sexuality and inner healing. Her most downloaded songs include Love Never Fails, Message of Hope, Open Up and Receive, Heal Me Hold Me and Thank You.

Kara performs,speaks and teaches what she believes are the core elements of a successful and highly creative life.  Integrity, honesty. awareness, passion and kindness.

Her mission is to help our world understand the role our voice plays in fine tuning our body-mind-spirit system.

Kara Johnstad Testimonials

  • SINGER | SONGWRITER

    »Kara’s performance is in a word masterful. It isn’t merely Johnstad’s outstanding voice that helps sell the songs that might crumble in the hands of a lesser artist, but her ability for phrasing that is at times other-worldly in its brilliance, as well as unquestionably perfect pitch and definitive command of the stage. This humble writer couldn’t possibly express more strongly the importance of seeing Kara Johnstad when next she graces New York with an on-stage appearance. In point of fact, and for lack of a better expression, she will simply blow your mind. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, she is THAT good.«  Andrew Martin, NYC journalist, Nightlife

    »Johnstad, who has something of a female Leonard Cohen song writing sensibility with a bit of Renee Fleming mixed in, is a veteran jazz musician who is truly hard to categorize.«  Paul Wolfle, “Suite 101″

    »Simply Perfect Passion, Sexiness and Grace!«       Billboard

    »Kara, you are such a catalyst! During my most trying times Open up and Receive and Let Go and Trust were my constant companions. The river of song made the tides so much easier to navigate, definitely “boat songs” for me, carrying me through what I was going through feeling lifted and safe and touched when I was alone. Love you!«   Victoria Willoughby, Reverend and Healer, NY, USA 

    »Rich with emotion & very captivating in vibe. Kara Johnstad is a true translator of songs from the heart with masterful delivery.«
    Women of Substance Radio, USA

    »She is known to take us with her powerful voice and deep musical soulful expression by blending folk, jazz, classical, pop and new age and touches on universal themes that effect us all, such as love, relationships, life, death, sexuality and inner healing so that the hearts cry can be spoken to and released to its natural form and rediscovered for an empowering existence«  Jaijai Jackson, Creator of The Jazz Network Worldwide 

    »A superior voice that can melt and touch any heart! Kara’s music is exceptional, and highly sought after by everyone who hears the smooth, beautiful and haunting sounds of perfection. We love her tunes at BBS Radio, so will you!!!«
    Doug Newsom, president BBS Radio, Paradise, California

    »Once again, your performance was breathtaking. I closed my eyes and soared with your voice. You reach beyond thoughts, beyond words, to a basic truth and wonder.« Jennifer Toth,  Author of “The Mole People”, Journalist L.A. Times

    »Explosive! What a voice! Kara Johnstad is brilliant… a total range of feelings!« BILD, Germany’s largest and most read newspaper

    »Kara Johnstad is all that a jazz lover´s heart desires. Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, beautiful music..« TIP, Berlin

    » Kara reveals me, heals me. Her beautiful voice sears through my very spirit. When I listen to Kara’s artistry -.hear her lyrics, I KNOW we all share so much we cannot or do not put into words. With this album, you won’t have to try to explain, because it is all there – the highs and lows of human thought and emotion – beautifully expressed in her own special way. Kara is simply an AMAZING gift for me!  Five Stars***** «
    Janet Durgen, San Francisco, California

    »She sings from her heart and gives every song an earthiness and truth that only a person who has lived the experiences can share. You can FEEL her sensuousness with her crafting of every phrase and every nuance. Kara creates art and it feels like she is completely nude while creating that art. She is willing to expose her very essence with the listener. Kara creates soul, and her soul is HOT!«
    Kabin Thomas, Producer and Playwright,  Los Angeles, California 

    »Kara’s songs speaks volumes. A soulful, rich voice.. A powerful songwriter. Thank you for your song “Thank You.« 
    Nette Radio 
    Women Artists from around the world!
     - LA, California, USA

    »Your voice is out of this world. I hear a great soulfulness, and incredible power. You can blow up the world with that voice. « Brunie Feliciano, NYC, NY

    »Kara Johnstad places each tone with such feeling… Blue Note at its best!«
    Stern, Hamburg, Germany

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  • COACH

    »Great coach, Kara!!!! Highly recommended for those who want to dive deeper into the art of singing, the first musical instrument on the planet! «  

    Rhani Krija 
    percussionist Sting, Al Di Meola, Herbie Hancock
    www.rhanikrija.com

    »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.« 

    Mattio Martinez

     

    artistic director and founder of Twistville Films. 
    http://www.twistville.com


    »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.«

    Car.Rie
    singer-songwriter

    »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!!! « 
    AnnetteYashpon 
    singer / songwriter 
    http://www.yashpon.com

    »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« 

    Sanna Pirita 
    singer /songwriter 
    www.sanna-pirita.com  

    »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.« 

    Eva Nowak
    singer / songwriter / healer
    www.evanowak.at

     

    »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.« 

    Hadi 
    singer / songwriter / author
    www.hadi-music.de

     

    »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!!! « 

     

    Ben 
    Pop Star and Entertainer
    http://www.wichtel.ag 

    »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!« 

    Karin Kuschik

    President and founder of Coachange - a leading training and consultancy firm
    http://www.coachange.de
    http://www.kuschik.de

    »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.«

    Heidi Klotz
    educational consultant 
    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).

    Yeahhhh, scrumptious!«

    KLARA
    singer-songwriter and coach
    http://das-ist-klara.de
    http://dergesangsladen.de

    »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.«

    Florian Kanzler
    singer | songwriter QUARTER MUSIC
    http://www.quarter-music.de

     

     

     

     

     

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  • 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. 

    Car.Rie
    singer-songwriter 

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