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
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
Johnstad, who has something of a female Leonard Cohen song writing sensibility…. is truly hard to categorize.
Paul Wolfle, Music Interview Magazine
Explosive! What a voice! Kara Johnstad is brilliant… a total range of feelings!
BILD, Germany's largest newspaper
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, Nitelife Exchange, New York City
The voice of Kara Johnstad is really outstanding It doesn't matter whether she soars into the beyond or whispers like an angel. One understands fully that she must have trained a long time and with success.
Kara Johnstad easily transcends the gap between pop and jazz, fusing her own gentle compositions with music styles from the many corners of the world resulting in songs with a personal flair – entertaining but not pretentious, inviting but not simple.”
TAGESSPIEGEL, Berlin's leading newspaper
Simply Perfect Passion, Sexiness and Grace!
Kara Johnstad offers everything from jazz ballads to Brazilian samba rhythms, all that a jazz lover´s heart desires. Beautiful voice, beautiful woman, beautiful music …
TIP, Berlin's leading city magazine
Kara Johnstad is one of the greatest artists and women I have ever known. A songwriter and a performer of the highest level possible. Warmness, power, technique, soul, sensuality, deepness, heart, and light. This is Kara Johnstad.
Fabrizio Pigliucci - Film Composer
Kara's songs speak volumes, A soulful, rich voice. A powerful Songwriter. Her song Thank You is a top request on our station.
Warm, powerful and full of secrets ... like the earth , moon and skies.. this is your voice and you!
I really adore your excellent music and your great voice: It is just FANTASTIC!
Amir Baghiri Producer and Composer
you are the voice that connects to the spirit as one, a conduit for supreme cosmic love
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… I believe you are the most beautiful person I have met, certainly one of the strongest and most powerful.
Jennifer Toth, Journalist LA Times
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
I simply LOVE your music!! 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, California
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 affect us all, such as love, relationships, life, death, sexuality and inner healing so that the heart's 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
warm, powerful and full of secrets... like the earth, moon and skies
What a magnificent voice you have!
Marcomè - New Age Recording Artist, Canada
When you hear Kara’s voice in her song ‘Message of Hope’, you’ll know that Kara has exceptional ‘heart coherence’ – a connection with Source that conveys co-Creation through sound. She is a conduit for Supreme Cosmic Love.
Dr. Christopher Rudy Cosmic Love Radio
I call Kara Johnstad a Voice Magician, since she is turning around the myth about voice and making it so easy, effortless, yet so powerful... thank you again, Kara, you are a great gift to the world.
Magdalena Winkler Conscious Thought With Leo Radio
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 emotions - beautifully expressed in her own special way. Kara is simply and AMAZING gift for me!!
Janet Durgen, San Francisco
The voice of Kara Johnstad is truly outstanding. Whether soaring and exploring beyond the imagination or whispering gently as an angel, her lifelong training, and love for her art are obvious.
Kara Johnstad has left the stylistic boundaries behind her in every genre and instead carried through what suits her best, her Ideas!
If you want to soar like the angels, if you want to cry with the clouds, listen to this woman sing!!! Kara's voice touches me like no other singer's voice ever has...a celestial song sung here on earth. Kara Johnstad sings in a way that so few in this world do.A singer with heart, head, and guts - a true STAR!
Kevin Kortan, Founder of Evolutionary Yoga
Kara Johnstad places each tone with such feeling. Blue Note at its best!
get inspired with real-life stories of people from all walks of life, who achieved life-changing positive transformation following Kara Johnstad's teachings.
Kara Johnstad is the most amazing coach and person that I have ever met. My singing guru, my friend, my inspiration.
Natalia Klitschko Singer-songwriter
Kara’s mentoring and coaching skills extend far beyond vocal instruction. Her in-depth understanding of the voice-body-spirit connection is impressive and effective, as client well-being is her first priority. I highly recommend her for all matters of the voice.
Jacqueline Harmon Artist, author, educator
Kara is not only a passionate vocalist and gifted songwriter. She takes me with her texts and very personal moving stories in her weekly eZine on a journey of my soul. As a vocal coach, I experience Kara as a powerful shaman and humorous companion that brings out the best in me.
Eva Nowak Singer-songwriter
Kara is an amazing gift for so many on their JOURNEYS... Thank you so much my dear... You are so much a part of mine….
Jocelyn B. Smith Singer-songwriter, producer
kind words, warm thanks, big love & applause
Kara, you are an amazing teacher, singer and woman!!!!! I am so blessed to be in contact with you and I am learning so much in just a few lessons. Thank you, from
GODDESS to GODDESS <3.
Sanna-Pirita Singer-songwriter, healer
Great coach, Kara !!!
Highly recommended for all those who love to dive deeper into the art of singing,
the first musical instrument on the planet. :) ))
Rhani Krija Percussionist Sting
Voice Your Essence rocks! There is nothing like it in Berlin. I love it.
Ricarda Magduschewski Singer, actress, 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 inner most core and awaken the deep rich landscapes that have slumbered. Guiding you to find your voice in this world.
JaiJai Jackson Creator of the Jazz Network Worldwide
Voice Your Essence
Voice Your Essence™ coaching programs are committed to the growth and empowerment of luminaries, independent artists, change agents, and the next generation of light bearers. Whether young or old, your voice is the missing link to personal power, authenticity, and presence.
make friends with your powerful voice and awaken to your true calling
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!
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.
Karin Kuschik President and founder of Coachange, a leading training & consultancy firm
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 whole heartedly 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.
Kara is the real deal, you will learn to use your "voice" in more ways than you could ever imagine.
Mattio Martinez President of Twistville; filmmaker, writer, chief designer of motion picture spectacles.
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 in 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 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.
HaDi Best-selling author, singer, songwriter
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.
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
trust in your voice to give you insights in tender times
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.
Car.Rie, Chansonette und Liedermacherin
You are the first voice teacher I´ve ever met who really listens to the heart of a human voice. And therefore I`m deeply thankful. Thanx so much for your presence and listening to the real sound in us.
Lena Grabowski Inner Potential Facilitator. Studio for Creativity & Holistic Health
“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 the process of finding the authentic “me” and my true musical essence. She was able to build up the necessary trust, allowing the freedom to try out and discover and yet also being critical and analytical in a constructive way. I see a part of her vast abilities as a compositional and vocal artistic advisor, which she indeed demonstrated to me in the work we achieved together on my own compositions for piano and voice. Thank you, Kara!”
Annette Yashpon Singer-songwriter, presenter and producer
Working with Kara is something special. When I began to have problems with my singing voice during my work at Theater des Westens, a prominent theater in the center of Berlin, someone sent me to Kara. I had never received singing instruction before and had no idea what to expect. I had to explain to her that I had no classical education, but she did not let that get in her way. By drawing from within me she helped me bring my voice back. Kara taught me that vocal training is not solely about technique, but also about the importance of inner sense and emotional presence. A good singer is not made up by technique alone.It takes emotion and honesty together.
Vaile Fuchs Actress, singer-songwriter, author and producer
Deep, immense, encompassing, the bow, the power of the bow to capture the rapture and the soaring sweetly, hauntingly, embraces the broken pieces of my mountain aka called a heart, stripping me down to the bare bones and purity of my beginnings had I not lived and loved. Here you go with that beautiful voice about to take off and soar and keep me hovering, and then, a shower of wonder takes me up to a kiss the sky.Thank you. You are grand and so is the bow. Precious ,
Lady Grange Haig Rutan - Author of Death of a Bebop Wife
Kara Johnstad is a soul who understands beyond understanding.
Richard Oritz - Composer, Los Angeles. USA
Kara Johnstad has left the stylistic boundaries behind her in every genre and instead carried through what suits her best, her ideas!
Kara Johnstad is a wonderful soul and a stunning singer/composer. Working as an orchestrator for her new album, Moon in Capricorn, was one of my best experiences, I lived those days inside of all her incredibly deep emotions, sensations, and colors that she gives us through her music and her voice, A pure joy to fly with.
Fabrizio Pigliucci Film Composer / Sony, Warner Brothers
Kara reveals me, heals me. Her beautiful voice sears through my spirit. When I listen to Kara's artistry - here her lyrics, I KNOW we all share so much we cannot or do not put into words. With the album, you won't have to try to explain, because it is all there - the highs and the lows of human thought and emotion - beautifully expressed in her own special way. Kara is simply an amazing gift to me.
Janet Durgin - Head of School at Sonoma Academy
In Kara Johnstad's CD, Pages of Sand, her voice is heavenly, soulful, passionate and very sensuous! It is rare to find all those qualities in one voice, but Kara has just that!! 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. With Pages of Sand, 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!