Kara Shidemantle

Kara S.

Doylestown, PA

Lesson Details



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 Doylestown, PA! 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 8 years. I am upbeat and excited about sharing my passion for music with my students!


Vocal, Piano & Pre-K Instructor
Jun 2018 - Present
Kara Smith Music Studio

Music Lessons in Doylestown, PA

Vocal, Choral, Early Childhood & Piano Instructor
Jun 2016 - Jun 2018
Jacksonville School of Music

I taught 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.

Teaching Assistant
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
University of the Arts

I taught undergraduate music students during my masters degree.

Junior Professor
Sep 2013 - Dec 2014
Community College of Philadelphia

I taught vocal majors private and group lessons.

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


National Association of Teachers of Singing
Aug 2017

Founded in 1944, National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. (NATS) is the largest professional association of teachers of singing in the world with more than 7,000 members worldwide.

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
The Trees on the Mountain
Photo by Kara S.

Photo by Kara S.


4 Reviews

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Ben Goldstein Aug 25, 2017
Singing · In studio

My teenager son loves his singing lessons with Kara. He has been going for a couple months and I have noticed a rapid improvement in his singing. I highly recommend Kara she is a great teacher and very friendly. My son is always looking forward to his next lesson, it is the highlight of his week. Thank you so much Kara for the great work you do!

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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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