Kara Shidemantle

Kara S.

Jacksonville, FL
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Kara delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2009

I am a vocal and piano instructor based in Jacksonville, FL! I also teach essay writing. I went to the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where I obtained a masters and bachelor's in voice. I have been teaching voice and piano for 7 years. I am upbeat and excited about sharing my passion for music with my students!


Vocal, Choral, Early Childhood & Piano Instructor
Jun 2016 - Present
Local School

I teach piano, voice, pre-k private lessons and pre-k group classes in addition to choir and piano group classes!

Vocal & Piano Instructor
Jan 2015 - Jun 2016
Music Training Center

I taught voice and piano to students of all ages in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I taught various genres and enjoyed the position very much!

Vocal & Piano Instructor
Aug 2014 - Jun 2015
University of the Arts

I taught voice and piano to students of all ages, focusing primarily on popular music.

Junior Professor
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Community College of Philadelphia

I taught vocal majors private and group lessons.

Teaching Assistant
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
University of the Arts

I taught undergraduate music students during my masters degree.

Music/English Peer Advisor
Sep 2011 - Dec 2014
University of the Arts

I peer taught and advised students at the University who were struggling in Music Theory, Music History, Ear Training, Non-Major Vocal Classes, Piano, Jazz Piano and essay writing.


Master of Music - Vocal Jazz Studies
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
University of the Arts
Bachelor of Music - Vocal Performance
Sep 2009 - May 2013
University of the Arts


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Vocal Faculty Award
May 2013
University of the Arts
Promising Artist Scholarship
Sep 2009
University of the Arts

Photos & Videos

Nearness of You
The Masquerade is Over
Zueignung - Strauss
Photo by Kara S.

Photo by Kara S.

Happy/Put On A Happy Face

3 Reviews

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Jade May 31, 2017
Jazz Voice · In studio

I am a college level jazz musician.
My primary instruments are jazz guitar and upright bass.
Growing up I have always wanted to sing but never could find a qualified teacher.

Luckily, after extensive research online for vocal teachers I discovered Kara.
I have been taking lessons with her for a while now and she's wonderful.
I always have many questions for her in my lessons and she always has a knowledgable response.

I feel like I'm progressing and finally learning how to sing properly with someone who knows their stuff.

I would highly recommend studying with her.

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Les May 31, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

I enjoyed our first voice lesson last week. Kara is a gifted music professional with great teaching ability. She has the ability to pick up on things that help facilitate the learning process. Great job!

James Oct 30, 2016
Singing · In studio

Kara taught me singing for over a year when she lived in Pennsylvania. She not only helped me with technique, but helped me find confidence in myself. Now I sing in front of my family and friends without getting so nervous.

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