Climate Strike – 9/20/2019

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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.

So many times I have met with prospective students – in our instant gratification society – who at some point during their initial consultation ask me, in regard to the process of learning to sing, "How long is it going to take?"  I never cease to be astonished at this question.  However, over the years I have learned to ask in response, "It depends, how good do you want to be?"


The sad fact is that so many people these days are untrained singers who either (a) wind up sustaining vocal injury or (b) can't carry a tune in a bucket with a lid! The video below would be very humorous if it weren't so tragically true.  And the reality here is that unless this person is willing to travel with a sound engineer and portable sound studio, they will never be able to sing live in a public performance or even, for that matter, get the gig.  Sobering thought, isn't it?