Kara Alfano

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Voice, Classical Voice, Audition Prep, Voice Diction, Pop Voice, Musical Theatre, Singing, Opera, Chanting, College Audition Prep, Jazz Voice, Singing for Actors
(36 reviews)
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from $40.00 / 30 Minutes

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Now Accepting Students for the New Year!

Kara Alfano has served on the voice faculty of Concordia University in Ann Arbor since 2005, teaching voice lessons to music and non-music majors. She has also developed and taught courses including Voice Pedagogy, Voice Diction, Opera Workshop, and Vocal Arts Lab. She also taught voice at the Ann Arbor School of Performing Arts, the Chelsea Center for the Arts, and area high schools.

She has performed with opera companies and vocal groups throughout Michigan, including Michigan Opera Theatre, Opera Grand Rapids, Arbor Opera Theatre, Motor City Lyric Opera, Comic Opera Guild, Lakeshore Chamber Singers, and Vox Early Music Ensemble. She received her training at the University of Michigan School of Music, earning both Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Voice Performance. She studied under Carmen Pelton, Freda Herseth, Edward Parmentier, and Martin Katz.

Kara is the creator/curator of the educational YouTube channel, Alfano Studio of Voice (ASV).

***To inquire about lesson availability, please send a message to Kara at Lessonface.***

My voice lessons are tailored to the needs of each student. During each lesson, I use a variety of vocal warm-ups, along with posture and breathing techniques, to foster a free and healthy tone production. Based on the student’s voice, and goals that we establish together, appropriate songs will be assigned. If requested, lesson time can also be spent on sight-reading and music theory.

I am a classically-trained singer myself, but I love a variety of genres! I have taught musical theatre, classical art song, jazz, folk, popular, and contemporary Christian music. I enjoy working with students of a wide range of ages (13+) and experience levels - including beginners!

Feel free to inquire about availability case-by-case (even beyond what may be listed as my "regular" availability).

Reviews from Group Classes

The Vocalist
on April 15, 2021

Kara is a pro, great class!

The Vocalist's Workshop
on April 29, 2021

Excellent tips and exercises for developing the high notes.

The Vocalist's Workshop
Aaliyah T.
on May 13, 2021

Great teacher! She has made more confident for when I sing and I can reach does notes that I did not know I could do. Thank you!

The Vocalist's Workshop
Sharon M.
on July 29, 2021

Very informative.

Master of Music in Voice Performance, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2005; Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), 2001; Affiliations: NATS, AGMA

Reviews of lessons with Kara Alfano

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