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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

Capital Food and Wine Festival
March 24, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)

and Osama Afifi (bass)
5000 Abbey Way SE
Lacey, WA  98053

Patriot's Landing Jazz Festival
June 2, 2018 @ 5:30 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
and Osama Afifi (bass)
Patriot's Landing
1600 Marshall Circle
DuPont, WA  98327

C.I. Shenanigans
August 8, 2018 @ 6:00 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
3017 Ruston Way
Tacoma, WA. 98402

Hotel Sorrento
September 22, 2018 @ 7:00 p.m.
w/ Randy Halberstadt (piano)
900 Madison St.
Seattle, WA. 98104

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 Skype, ooVoo and FaceTime 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!  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.