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Do you...

* want vocal resonance, clarity, power, range, rhythm, accuracy and emotion?

* have problems with your voice like hoarseness, weakness, allergies, enlarged tonsils, vocal cord paralysis, spasmodic dysphonia, or laryngitis?

* need help learning to speak or sing healthy?

* want to avoid wasting time and money on approaches that don't work?

* enjoy many styles of music, like pop, folk, jazz, gospel, oldies, rock, blues, R&B, soul, Latin, world music and more?

* get a kick out of connecting online by Skype, Facetime or Google Hangout video chat?

* hope for a fun, creative holistic voice coach and voice expert that may have 18 years of experience helping absolute beginners to untrained pros get major results?

What Karen Offers as a Holistic Voice Coach

  1. The focus is on fun, simple and inspiring ways that work to help you improve your voice.

  2. Your body is your instrument - taking care of your body and changing unhealthy body habits can help you have a healthier voice with more range, breath, clarity, power and stamina.

  3. Learning body awareness is key, so that you physically notice what works and doesn't work - to get it in your body memory.

  4. Your voice is part of your identity and your soul that you share with the world every day of your life.

  5. There are no "bad" voices, only voices that need effective training, practice and health care.

  6. Starting out performing at a farm auction fundraiser in Iowa for a little boy with cystic fibrosis, Karen's singing has been featured on National Public Radio, MN Public Radio, Democracy Now, documentary film, TV, radio, cable, and on all kinds of stages.

  7. Work with a woman who studied with over a dozen voice instructors, has been to master classes, conferences and tried every voice program she could get her hands on to find the best voice solutions.

  8. Karen switched majors to get a BSS in Jazz Studies with an Emphasis in Vocal Performance from Cornell College in Mt. Vernon, IA, even though she wasn't able to get a music scholarship.

  9. Get tips from an award-winning vocalist and songwriter who's sung over 20 styles of music, with 10 music groups, in over 20 years.

  10. Karen has recovered from breaking down on stage in front of hundreds - and also performed up to 4 encores for one performance!

  11. Work with a woman who knows what it feels like to be considered a "hopeless case" and can be compassionate when things feel tough.

  12. Karen was known for years as the head voice instructor at the acclaimed West Bank School of Music, "The People's Music School" in Minneapolis, MN with legendary musician teachers.

  13. You can trust a voice expert recognized by,,,, and

  14. Karen welcomes students of all ethnicities, ages, races, classes, LGBT orientations, and education levels!

  15. Karen is a member of the Voice and Speech Trainers Association, an international organization whose mission is to advance the art, research, and visibility of the voice and speech profession. Member Logo

"People will tell you all kinds of things, but nobody else tells you how to talk, how to make your voice get better. This is exactly what I was looking for. My voice doesn't get so tired anymore! I can roll my Rs now, and I've been trying since I took my first Spanish class in 1982! My singing is much better! I think Karen can teach anyone to sing!"
Joelle Maria Cowen Key - Nashville, TN

"I've spent years battling with a voice that always seemed to betray me when I needed it the most. I avoided social gatherings, telephone calls and all forms of public speaking simply because I feared that my voice would not cooperate. After fruitlessly spending hundreds of dollars on Ear, Nose and Throat doctors and speech therapists, I decided to try a vocal coach. I found Karen and what a godsend she has been. Using a variety of tools and techniques, Karen has shown me how powerful my voice can be when it is used properly. Because of Karen, I've found that speaking before one or many is now a challenge I am willing to face."
William B. Patton (diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia) - Seattle, WA

"Everyone goes through times of weakness when you lack confidence and are filled with doubt. I was experiencing this and facing an important gig. My upper range was losing it's power and my confidence in hitting particular notes was waning. I was filled with anxiety. Karen got rid of my doubt and filled me with the knowledge, technique and, yes, the confidence I needed to sing unfettered and powerfully. She is truly a teacher you can trust to find the missing ingredients in your professional performance. Being a performer, Karen knows what it takes and can pass this on to her students."
Jerome Lawrence Michael Beckley - South St. Paul, MN

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