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Singing Straight-ahead, Latin and Original JaZz...

... with some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest!

Visit the Videos page to see Carolena and her musicians in action!

Upcoming Public Gigs

The Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
w/ Bill Anschell (piano)
and Osama Afifi (bass)
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
200 110th Ave., NE
Bellevue, WA  98004

Please visit Carolena's Calendar page for additional upcoming public performances.

PLEASE NOTE:  Private events are NOT reflected on the calendar.  Please use the Contact Artist page to inquire about open dates and booking Carolena for your special event.

Tunes - with John Stowell, guitar

Offering Online Voice Lessons

Technology makes it possible for Carolena to teach students from all over the world via the platform Zoom in real time.


What is necessary is a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, an external mic (unless your computer is equipped with a good one) and Voila!  External speakers for your computer are likewise helpful.  Then you can enjoy the benefits of private voice lessons in the comfort of your own home.

Voice Studio Gift Certificates

Voice lessons make the Perfect Gift for friends and loved ones!  Purchase your Gift Certificates today and give the gift of song.

There are no halfway measures in music.  If you really want to go pro, you have to do what it takes to get there.  TV programs like "The Voice" and "American Idol," etc., give the impression that stardom can be instantaneous but that is a fallacy, a one in a billion chance.  And even if you were one of the lucky few, you would still have to master the skills to maintain your success.  Either that or risk being a "one hit wonder" or one of those whose voice has to be electronically altered via artificial means, which in turn would mean that you cannot stand on your own two feet musically-speaking.

The reality is sweat equity.  It means doing the work. It means hours upon hours of practice.  It means going "ALL the way!" Quoting Yoda from the feature film "The Empire Strikes Back," "Do or do not.  There is no try."

"Roll the Dice"

Bono recites poet, novelist and short story author, Charles Bukowski

The above video is
not intended to romanticize hardship, suffering or "starving in a garret for your art."  It is, however, intended to illustrate the fact that one must be serious if one wishes to succeed in any worthwhile venture, be it music, art or any other rewarding enterprise.