“I trained with Kara Howard for more than 12 years, during which time she transformed my inherent passion for singing into a reality. I’ve never met or trained with someone so optimistic and inspiring – and that made all the difference.”
– Heather Youmans –

“I have had many voice instructors over the years but Kara Howard is still my favorite. She helped me lay a solid foundation for my voice and I still use many of her techniques years later. Kara is a big reason why I have continued to pursue singing as a career.”
– Tara Danae –

“Music together® has brought out a spark in River and has become a fun activity that he looks forward to each week! Miss Kara makes music fun and keeps the class interesting by moving with the music, dancing throughout the room, and using instruments.”
– River’s mommy –

“Kara is a great music teacher! My son loves going to her classes and talks about her at home. She has a beautiful, soft voice and pays attention to every child in the class. We love going to Kara’s class and would strongly recommend it to everyone.”
– Ryan’s mommy –

“Music Together® has brought so much song and joy into our lives both during class and at home. My little girls love listening to the music in the car and singing and dancing at home. Class always feels like a safe space to learn connect and grow together.”
– Chloe and Veronica’s mommy –

“A class with Kara Howard is like a hug from Julie Andrews. She is the kind of teacher a parent hopes for. It is a privilege making Music together with her.”
– Coco’s mommy –

“I trained with Kara Howard for more than 12 years, during which time she transformed my inherent passion for singing into a reality. I’ve never met or trained with someone so optimistic and inspiring – and that made all the difference.”
– Heather Youmans –

“I have had many voice instructors over the years but Kara Howard is still my favorite. She helped me lay a solid foundation for my voice and I still use many of her techniques years later. Kara is a big reason why I have continued to pursue singing as a career.”
– Tara Danae –

“Music together® has brought out a spark in River and has become a fun activity that he looks forward to each week! Miss Kara makes music fun and keeps the class interesting by moving with the music, dancing throughout the room, and using instruments.”
– River’s mommy –

“Kara is a great music teacher! My son loves going to her classes and talks about her at home. She has a beautiful, soft voice and pays attention to every child in the class. We love going to Kara’s class and would strongly recommend it to everyone.”
– Ryan’s mommy –

“Music Together® has brought so much song and joy into our lives both during class and at home. My little girls love listening to the music in the car and singing and dancing at home. Class always feels like a safe space to learn connect and grow together.”
– Chloe and Veronica’s mommy –

“A class with Kara Howard is like a hug from Julie Andrews. She is the kind of teacher a parent hopes for. It is a privilege making Music together with her.”
– Coco’s mommy –

NEWS AND EVENTS

Music Together Update

After 11 AMAZING years of teaching Music Together, Miss Kara has decided to pass the torch. The new teacher for both the Escondido and Fallbrrok/Bonsall areas is Miss Keila Collins. Miss Keila grew up here in North County San Diego doing lots of activities...

Tara Danae

"I have had many voice instructors over the years but Kara Howard is still my favorite. Not only is she an excellent teacher but she is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She truly cares about her students in every aspect of their life. She helped...

Heather Youmans

  "I trained with Kara Howard for more than twelve years, during which time she transformed my inherent passion for singing into a reality. I've never met or trained with someone so optimistic and inspiring - and that made all the difference. Kara always stayed...

Music Together Update

After 11 AMAZING years of teaching Music Together, Miss Kara has decided to pass the torch. The new teacher for both the Escondido and Fallbrrok/Bonsall areas is Miss Keila Collins. Miss Keila grew up here in North County San Diego doing lots of activities...

read more

Tara Danae

"I have had many voice instructors over the years but Kara Howard is still my favorite. Not only is she an excellent teacher but she is one of the kindest people I have ever met. She truly cares about her students in every aspect of their life. She helped...

read more

Heather Youmans

  "I trained with Kara Howard for more than twelve years, during which time she transformed my inherent passion for singing into a reality. I've never met or trained with someone so optimistic and inspiring - and that made all the difference. Kara always stayed...

read more

Harness

Your

Vocal

Technique

Harness

Your

Vocal

Technique

VOCAL LESSONS

Since beginning my teaching career in 1997, I have come across almost every type of voice. And during this time someone always asks me, “Can anyone learn how to sing?” After all of my years of training, continuing education and experience in training hundreds of singers, I can honestly say that anyone who has the drive and passion for singing can most definitely learn how. All it takes is a little training, practice and a lot of heart. The technique that I offer is one that can be learned by all ages. Its basis is simple. Singing is so closely related to speaking, but is seldom thought of as the same. How simple would it be if it were just as easy to sing, as it is to speak?

Through a series of vocal exercises we train the voice to relate singing with speaking. As a singer I am sure you are all familiar with that ever-difficult switch in the voice that happens when you go from your chest voice (the low voice) to your head voice (the higher voice). That switch happens as a result of your larynx reaching too high to compensate for the notes getting higher. With vocal exercises we learn how to re-train the larynx to stay in it’s “speaking level” as we sing higher. By keeping the larynx at the same level, it makes the voice sound the same when you go through the switch. The result is one smooth continuous voice.

Over the years my students have sung just about every style out there, ranging from Musical Theater, Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Motown, Christian Contemporary, even Classical. This technique is so versatile you can sing just about any kind of music you have your heart set on.

VOCAL LESSONS

Since beginning my teaching career in 1997, I have come across almost every type of voice. And during this time someone always asks me, “Can anyone learn how to sing?” After all of my years of training, continuing education and experience in training hundreds of singers, I can honestly say that anyone who has the drive and passion for singing can most definitely learn how. All it takes is a little training, practice and a lot of heart. The technique that I offer is one that can be learned by all ages. Its basis is simple. Singing is so closely related to speaking, but is seldom thought of as the same. How simple would it be if it were just as easy to sing, as it is to speak?

Through a series of vocal exercises we train the voice to relate singing with speaking. As a singer I am sure you are all familiar with that ever-difficult switch in the voice that happens when you go from your chest voice (the low voice) to your head voice (the higher voice). That switch happens as a result of your larynx reaching too high to compensate for the notes getting higher. With vocal exercises we learn how to re-train the larynx to stay in it’s “speaking level” as we sing higher. By keeping the larynx at the same level, it makes the voice sound the same when you go through the switch. The result is one smooth continuous voice.

Over the years my students have sung just about every style out there, ranging from Musical Theater, Country, Folk, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Motown, Christian Contemporary, even Classical. This technique is so versatile you can sing just about any kind of music you have your heart set on.

MUSIC TOGETHER® UPDATE FROM MISS KARA

After 11 AMAZING years of teaching Music Together, Miss Kara has decided to pass the torch. The new teacher for both the Escondido and Fallbrrok/Bonsall areas is Miss Keila Collins. Miss Keila grew up here in North County San Diego doing lots of activities involving music, dance, and theatre. She was one of Miss Kara’s very first vocal students and saw her weekly until Miss Keila grew up and moved to LA. Then in 2014 Keila moved back to San Diego. She was invited to attend a Music Together class with Miss Kara, and when she did, she fell in love!

Miss Keila loves the kiddos! She is the eldest cousin in her family, the eldest sister, and is now a very proud Auntie. She loves working with children and for 2 years was a birthday party host at the Urban Jungle Fun Park, creating memorable parties for kids of all ages. Miss Keila also made some “special appearances” as various famous Disney Princesses at Birthday Parties all over San Diego. Miss Keila spent most of 2017 living and working on a Cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Lines in an acoustic variety duet (The Journeybirds) with her fiancé David Jenson. Music is a big part of her life and she’s excited and honored to be taking over for Miss Kara Howard. Miss Keila is happy to be putting down some roots here and looking forward to singing and making music with all of the beautiful families participating in the Music Together Program.

A Note from Miss Keila:  “I know how much everyone enjoyed the way Miss Kara did things, and as a big fan of Miss Kara myself, I will do my best to keep her traditions and rules. And I won’t be offended to be reminded of special things Miss Kara did to make class extra special. I can’t wait for our Music Together adventure to begin!”

MUSIC TOGETHER® UPDATE FROM MISS KARA

After 11 AMAZING years of teaching Music Together, Miss Kara has decided to pass the torch. The new teacher for both the Escondido and Fallbrrok/Bonsall areas is Miss Keila Collins. Miss Keila grew up here in North County San Diego doing lots of activities involving music, dance, and theatre. She was one of Miss Kara’s very first vocal students and saw her weekly until Miss Keila grew up and moved to LA. Then in 2014 Keila moved back to San Diego. She was invited to attend a Music Together class with Miss Kara, and when she did, she fell in love!

Miss Keila loves the kiddos! She is the eldest cousin in her family, the eldest sister, and is now a very proud Auntie. She loves working with children and for 2 years was a birthday party host at the Urban Jungle Fun Park, creating memorable parties for kids of all ages. Miss Keila also made some “special appearances” as various famous Disney Princesses at Birthday Parties all over San Diego. Miss Keila spent most of 2017 living and working on a Cruise ship for Carnival Cruise Lines in an acoustic variety duet (The Journeybirds) with her fiancé David Jenson. Music is a big part of her life and she’s excited and honored to be taking over for Miss Kara Howard. Miss Keila is happy to be putting down some roots here and looking forward to singing and making music with all of the beautiful families participating in the Music Together Program.

A Note from Miss Keila:  “I know how much everyone enjoyed the way Miss Kara did things, and as a big fan of Miss Kara myself, I will do my best to keep her traditions and rules. And I won’t be offended to be reminded of special things Miss Kara did to make class extra special. I can’t wait for our Music Together adventure to begin!”

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Music Together art and logo design © 1992-2017 Music Together LLC. Music Together is a registered trademark. “Center name” is licensed by Music Together LLC. For more locations: www.musictogether.com – (800) 728-2692

KARA HOWARD

Experienced Vocal Teacher

Kara Howard began performing on stage as a child with Christian Youth Theater (CYT). During her time with CYT she played many lead and supporting lead roles. She then created a children’s tour group that traveled throughout San Diego County, performing at such venues as Sea World and Qualcomm Stadium. Kara herself has sung the National Anthem for many sporting events including the Padres. She has also directed and music directed shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Seussical, Aladdin, Jungle Book, Aristocasts, and A Year With Frog and Toad. In 2005, Kara played “Belle” in Broadways Beauty and the Beast in San Diego, CA.

Kara has extensively trained in Speech Level singing and has been teaching private voice lessons since 1997. She specializes in character development for theater as well as vocal performance. She has also had extensive training in Education Through Music from the Richards Institute. In addition to teaching voice Kara is currently the Center Director for the Escondido and Fallbrook Music Together as well as the Jr. Musical Theater Director for The Classical Academy since 2014. You can also see her as a part of the worship team at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, CA.

KARA HOWARD

Experienced Vocal Teacher

Kara Howard began performing on stage as a child with Christian Youth Theater (CYT). During her time with CYT she played many lead and supporting lead roles. She then created a children’s tour group that traveled throughout San Diego County, performing at such venues as Sea World and Qualcomm Stadium. Kara herself has sung the National Anthem for many sporting events including the Padres. She has also directed and music directed shows such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Peter Pan, Pocahontas, Seussical, Aladdin, Jungle Book, Aristocasts, and A Year With Frog and Toad. In 2005, Kara played “Belle” in Broadways Beauty and the Beast in San Diego, CA.

Kara has extensively trained in Speech Level singing and has been teaching private voice lessons since 1997. She specializes in character development for theater as well as vocal performance. She has also had extensive training in Education Through Music from the Richards Institute. In addition to teaching voice Kara is currently the Center Director for the Escondido and Fallbrook Music Together as well as the Jr. Musical Theater Director for The Classical Academy since 2014. You can also see her as a part of the worship team at Emmanuel Faith Community Church in Escondido, CA.