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What vocal dreams do you want to reach?
Looking for guidance to sing, speak, act, and write songs ~ like a pro?
Need help with vocal health, vocal technique, musical styles, emotional expression + singing on pitch?
Want to learn as much as possible, as soon as possible?
Are you surprised that 10 minutes of practicing holistically with the latest technology
— can help you more than 1,000 hours of incorrect practice?
Are you creative, committed, and tech-savvy?
Seeking to better your skills with songs/sides/scripts/speeches — that inspire you?
Wish you could just prepare for the music industry - and skip the unnecessary, expensive music degree?
IF YES, Karen Lyu could be the one for you!
If SHE can do it, YOU can, too!
Original Pro Music Videos by Past Voice Students
"Don't laugh. Never say never, because limits, like fears, are often just an illusion."
~ Michael Jordan, basketball legend
"There are no bad singers, just bad singing habits!"
~ Cheryl Porter, YouTube voice coach
"I really hope that my music and my life can encourage people not to give up!"
~ Mandy Harvey, AGT Finalist and 100% DEAF singer/songwriter
"If you can copy speaking sounds...you can copy singing sounds!"
~ Karen Lyu, Holistic Voice Coach and jazz singer/songwriter/actor
"I will sing to the Lord as long as I live."
~ Psalm 104:33
"Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens."
~ Maria Von Trapp
"The strongest trees grow in the strongest winds, not in the best soil."
~ Peter Sage
Karen Singing in NYC on Tour
Karen singing Nina Simone's "Feeling Good" with wonderful, veteran New York City jazz musicians:
Lonnie Plaxico (bass), Marcello Pellitteri (drums), and Misha Tsiganov (piano) at the Rockwood Music Hall on 5/19/2019.
Voice Student Successes
Newbie High School Musical Theater Student Gets a Part in a HUGE All-Ages Production
Sebastian Malkavage is a promising high school student with ADHD. His only performing experience was a little acting in 2 school musicals and singing in freshman choir. He wanted help auditioning for a BIG Paradise Community Theater production ~ competing for the first time with experienced adults. He took two 60-min voice lessons per week to improve his singing, acting, dancing, and auditioning skills. And, he got a part in a major production with over 50 cast members!
Supposedly Tone-Deaf Retiree Becomes Pro Singer and Gets EIGHT Encores in 1 Night
Bill Harris began studying with Karen at age 67. He had a limited voice and was unable to sing "Happy Birthday" in tune ~ after 5 voice coaches in 12 YEARS. Within 9 months of voice lessons, Bill was able to get his first professional paid singing gig with a band ~ and a year later, he got 8 ENCORES in one night! Bill is now a full-time blues/soul/jazz singer - and he got booked at the HOUSE OF BLUES in Houston, TX!
English Teacher Accepted Into Mahidol University Musical Theater Program in Bangkok, Thailand
Christina Jacobs had been teaching English in South Korea for years, but was longing to quit and become a professional actor/singer/dancer! I helped her prepare for a difficult 7-PART audition process, plus an intense interview to get into the prestigious Mahidol University in Bangkok, Thailand ~ and she made it!
Asian-American Woman Learns General American English Diction + Singing and Becomes an Audiobook Narrator
Carmilla Jo / Jo Wu is a second-generation Taiwanese-Chinese-American who grew up in an immigrant household, so her Californian accent had heavy influences from Taiwanese and Chinese Mandarin speech patterns, so she wanted to learn General American English diction. She also had trouble singing in rhythm and in tune. After about 2 MONTHS of voice lessons, her diction dramatically improved, she got her first professional audiobook project, and she is now having fun singing with more accuracy ~ in rhythm!
Retired PLATINUM Songwriter Gets Hits on International Charts Recording His Own Songs
Co-writer of the PLATINUM Oak Ridge Boys hit "Fancy Free", Roy August's voice got weak and raspy during retirement. After training with Karen, he got 5 SINGLE HITS on UK, Europe, and other countries' indie charts and made his producers at Universal Sound Records proud!
Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor VO Actor Gets SAG-AFTRA Card
Andy Garcia-Ruse started out struggling with her voice, and only being able to record audiobooks 45-min per day. In less than 2 months, Andy learned vocal health tips and warm-up techniques that enabled her to easily record up to 7 HOURS per day! She is now signed with Simon & Schuster Publishing Company, and just got her SAG-AFTRA card!
Shy Shower Singer from Spain Becomes Recording Artist
Natalia Laguens from Madrid, Spain, was too shy to sing in public - even though she was a passionate instrumental composer and pianist. She had ZERO voice training or experience - an had only sung in the shower until she met Karen. Within a matter of MONTHS, Natalia wrote and sang her first original song ~ as well as Alicia Key's #1 HIT "I Ain't Got You" ~ on stage with a mic in a packed theater.
Elementary School Student Becomes an Animation VO Actor
When 8 year-old Jasmine Almond moved from Thailand to Korea, she lost her mojo. After taking singing and acting lessons with Karen, she got to the FINAL of her school poetry reading competition and did a voiceover for a Korean CARTOON!
Voice Student With Spasmodic Dysphonia Speaks Clearly and Confidently at Work + at Play
William Patton struggled with a serious vocal disorder called Spasmodic Dysphonia so much that he rarely answered the phone. After over a year of working with Karen, he was able to speak clearly and confidently in conference rooms, crowded bars, and at sports games! He even got PROMOTED at work!
Karen Lyu Jazz Experience SK Concert Highlights Pro Video