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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.

In the spirit of new beginnings at the top of the New Year, the very best advice that I can offer in regard to your life, is to tell you to follow your calling and do whatever it is that you love to do most.  You will do yourself no favors in life if you force yourself (or are forced by another) to do something that you either hate or about which you feel apathy because in doing so, you will choose a life of misery.


If whatever you are doing gives you joy regardless of whether you are a musician, artist, computer programmer or shoe repair person then it won't feel like work.  If you are an admin and the organizational skills it takes to do the job leave you happy, proud and satisfied by the end of the day, then by all means, do that!  If you get your high from playing the piano, then master that skill and give your all to it.  But whatever it is you choose to do, make sure that you master the skill; don't do whatever it is half-way.  Half-way doesn't serve anyone, especially not yourself.