“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 attuned to my genre interests and goals. What was even more impressive is that she was able to skillfully modify her instruction to my voice type – helping me harness power and precision. Although Kara and I studied music across genres, she’s an ace pop and musical theatre vocal instructor.

Since receiving her instruction, I’ve worked professionally in musical theatre and theme park shows; received a golden ticket to Hollywood week on American Idol; and I currently sing at live events and recording studios in Los Angeles for commercials and major motion picture soundtracks. Kara gave me the tools I needed to achieve my dreams, find my sound and write / record my own music too – and that’s something I can enjoy for the rest of my life.”

– Heather Youmans –