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Karmyn T.
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Gain vocal balance and improve muscular strength with a professional singer.
In each lesson, I will identify immediate issues then put you on a weekly regimen to move you toward vocal balance. I use Gary Catona’s Vocal Building technique to improve your muscular strength. After that, I will use a two-fold system of vowels (Catona) and consonant-vowel speaking combinations (Bauer) to balance your voice by training the articulators to work in tandem with your vowel placement enhancing your natural sound, support, and create balanced breath pressure. Specific to learning the Catona Method: This is an intensive vocal workout learning the fundamentals of Gary Catona’s Vocal Building method. We will cover all mouth positions and how to execute each exercise properly. It usually takes two 1 hour lessons to get a grasp on the Basics. *Please note I do not have to teach you the Catona method, but I highly recommend trying it.* Practicing is imperative to building your vocal muscles, stamina, breathing, support, and performance skills.
About Karmyn T.

If you do not see a time available, please reach out. Currently a grad student at NYU Steinhardt for Speech-Language Pathology. Hi! My name is Karmyn! Being a professional singer and actress, I understand the need for an effective vocal technique that enables you to sing or speak consistently and confidently using all of your emotional range without compromising the health of your vocal cords. I can help you do just that! My love of teaching began in vocal pedagogy class at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. For over 20 years I've honed my teaching skills in vocal science, ear training, and positive communication to help students of all ages do some amazing things! Therapeutically I have helped students: -significantly increase their range (higher and lower) -dramatically increase control of vocal volume and tone -smooth vocal tone throughout the register: paying special attention to smoothing the mix -heal voices of vocal nodules or polyps with no need for surgery -heal vocal issues associated with psychological stress -learn how to find pitch easier with confidence -learn how to find their authentic voice and not imitating another artist -how to be creative in their songwriting styles -control asthma and panic issues through the Buteyko Breathing technique -increased breath control with the Buteyko Breathing Technique My technique is two-fold: First, I use Gary Catona’s Vocal Building method to build your cords. I've used his technique in my studio for 12 years. It is the most unique and powerful method I have ever used, and it works 100% of the time. It uses Italian Vowels with specific mouth positions to scientifically build your voice and make it more powerful, effective and controlled. Second, I use consonant-vowel combinations for your specific vocal diction issue. Many of the exercises come from my training with Master teacher Bill Bauer of Dallas, Texas. Many times diction gets in the way of vowel placement. This technique eliminates that problem. I am so blessed to teach students who have received full scholarships to some of the best music schools and summer programs in the world, appeared on American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Grand Ole Opry, Off-Broadway shows, Regional and National tours, State and National Pageant competitions, and in National Commercials, Television shows and film. I'd love for you to join that list! All you have to do is take a lesson and practice! **COVID-19 UPDATE** **Online lessons only!** As soon as the studios open back up, Live lessons will be available again. Live lessons are available upon request at Ripley Grier Studios on 72nd in NYC. You must message me for more info. There is a $15 per hour studio fee - besides the usual lesson amount. ($7.50 per 30 minutes; $11.25 per 45 minutes) If you have any questions, please feel free to message me!

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Karmyn T.
Teaches Online
Gain vocal balance and improve muscular strength with a professional singer.
In each lesson, I will identify immediate issues then put you on a weekly regimen to move you toward vocal balance. I use Gary Catona’s Vocal Building technique to improve your muscular strength. After that, I will use a two-fold system of vowels (Catona) and consonant-vowel speaking combinations (Bauer) to balance your voice by training the articulators to work in tandem with your vowel placement enhancing your natural sound, support, and create balanced breath pressure. Specific to learning the Catona Method: This is an intensive vocal workout learning the fundamentals of Gary Catona’s Vocal Building method. We will cover all mouth positions and how to execute each exercise properly. It usually takes two 1 hour lessons to get a grasp on the Basics. *Please note I do not have to teach you the Catona method, but I highly recommend trying it.* Practicing is imperative to building your vocal muscles, stamina, breathing, support, and performance skills.
About Karmyn T.

If you do not see a time available, please reach out. Currently a grad student at NYU Steinhardt for Speech-Language Pathology. Hi! My name is Karmyn! Being a professional singer and actress, I understand the need for an effective vocal technique that enables you to sing or speak consistently and confidently using all of your emotional range without compromising the health of your vocal cords. I can help you do just that! My love of teaching began in vocal pedagogy class at Centenary College in Shreveport, Louisiana. For over 20 years I've honed my teaching skills in vocal science, ear training, and positive communication to help students of all ages do some amazing things! Therapeutically I have helped students: -significantly increase their range (higher and lower) -dramatically increase control of vocal volume and tone -smooth vocal tone throughout the register: paying special attention to smoothing the mix -heal voices of vocal nodules or polyps with no need for surgery -heal vocal issues associated with psychological stress -learn how to find pitch easier with confidence -learn how to find their authentic voice and not imitating another artist -how to be creative in their songwriting styles -control asthma and panic issues through the Buteyko Breathing technique -increased breath control with the Buteyko Breathing Technique My technique is two-fold: First, I use Gary Catona’s Vocal Building method to build your cords. I've used his technique in my studio for 12 years. It is the most unique and powerful method I have ever used, and it works 100% of the time. It uses Italian Vowels with specific mouth positions to scientifically build your voice and make it more powerful, effective and controlled. Second, I use consonant-vowel combinations for your specific vocal diction issue. Many of the exercises come from my training with Master teacher Bill Bauer of Dallas, Texas. Many times diction gets in the way of vowel placement. This technique eliminates that problem. I am so blessed to teach students who have received full scholarships to some of the best music schools and summer programs in the world, appeared on American Idol, America’s Got Talent, The Grand Ole Opry, Off-Broadway shows, Regional and National tours, State and National Pageant competitions, and in National Commercials, Television shows and film. I'd love for you to join that list! All you have to do is take a lesson and practice! **COVID-19 UPDATE** **Online lessons only!** As soon as the studios open back up, Live lessons will be available again. Live lessons are available upon request at Ripley Grier Studios on 72nd in NYC. You must message me for more info. There is a $15 per hour studio fee - besides the usual lesson amount. ($7.50 per 30 minutes; $11.25 per 45 minutes) If you have any questions, please feel free to message me!

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Teaches all skill levels

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Teaching since 1998

Education

Meisner Technique Intensive Studies

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Speaks English

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Great third lesson. We covered a lot of material and I can tell that I'm making progress.

Posted Jun 6, 2020
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A wonderful beginning to my first voice lessons, feel less strain already!

Posted May 31, 2020
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Great first lesson

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Private Studio
Sep 1998 - Present
KT Vocal Studio
-10 years of teaching Gary Catona's Vocal Building Method. -Developed proven vocal techniques in collaboration with Dallas vocal teacher/composer William Bauer -Special training in child vocal pedagogy with Scott McCoy, DMA (NATS) -Strong background in IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet) -Successfully coordinate and record live streaming vocal lessons -Lifetime member of Sigma Alpha Iota Music Fraternity at Centenary College -Member National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) over 15 years -Member AEA, SAG/AFTRA over 15 years -Member of NARAS (The Grammy's) for over 10 years
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Oct 2008 - Sep 2012
Burbank Music Academy - Burbank, CA
Had the most fun experience working at BMA! I worked with some amazing talented (and yes famous) young musicians. Also had a blast working Summer Rock Camp with group voice lessons and mentoring band soloists. - Vocal Teacher - Beginning to Advanced Contemporary Commercial Music - Piano Teacher - Level 1 and 2
Stand-in
Oct 2007 - Jul 2011
ABC Studios - Hollywood, CA
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High School Career and Technology Teacher
Aug 2002 - Jun 2003
Texarkana ISD - Texarkana, TX
I had the opportunity to teach Broadcast Journalism and Mass Communications at my alma mater with the CATE (Career & Technology) program. Being a graduate of the Tigervision Media program, I was able to teach both linear and nonlinear editing, story writing, television producing, on-air presentation, diction, filming techniques for media, photography, as well as the history of mass communication and its current role in society. Classes Taught: -Intro to Media Technology -Intro to Visual Communications -Recognized PDAS (Professional Development and Appraisal System) evaluation score. -Managed 150+ students in 3 classes of Introduction to Media Technology and 3 classes of Introduction to Visual Communications. -Professional Development training in Teaching to Multiple Intelligences. -Co-produced student news show Tigervision syndicated through the Ark-La-Tex -I was locally certified.
Vocal Teacher
May 1997 - Aug 1998
First United Methodist Music School
My first experience as a paid vocal teacher. I taught men and women of all ages and skill. I honed my teaching skills and helped many students prepare for solo performance.
Meisner Technique Intensive Studies
Jun 2008 - Jul 2008
Elizabeth Mestnik Acting Studio
B.A.A.S. Administrative Leadership
Jan 2000 - Dec 2003
Texas A&M Unversity
B.M. Vocal Performance program
Sep 1994 - Jun 1996
Centenary College
A.F.A. Music
Aug 1993 - Sep 1994
Texarkana College
A.F.A. Theatre
Aug 1993 - Sep 1994
Texarkana College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Vocology and the Singing Teacher
Jan 2006
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Specialized vocal pedagogy studies for young children, teens and adults.
Professional Development training in Teaching to Multiple Intelligences
Mar 2003
State of Texas - Texas High School
Teaching techniques for all types of students as well as autistic students.
Grammy Nomination
Jun 2005
NARAS
Grammy Nomination
Jun 2004
NARAS
Miss Louisiana
Jun 1995
Miss America Organization
Screen Actors Guild/American Federation of Television and Radio Artists
Oct 2004
An American labor union representing over 160,000 film and television principal and background performers, journalists, and radio personalities worldwide.
Actors' Equity Association
May 2003
Actors' Equity Association, founded in 1913, is the labor union that represents more than 49,000 Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. Equity seeks to advance, promote and foster the art of live theatre as an essential component of our society.
BMI
Apr 2003
Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.
National Association of Teachers of Singing
Oct 2001
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.
National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences
Jun 2001
Celebrating music through the GRAMMY Awards for more than 50 years, The Recording Academy continues its rich legacy and ongoing growth as the premier outlet for honoring achievements in the recording arts and supporting the music community.
Sigma Alpha Iota (ΣΑΙ)
Sep 1994
Sigma Alpha Iota is a professional International Music Fraternity for women. Formed to uphold the highest standards of music and to further the development of music in America and throughout the world, it continues to provide musical and educational resources to its members and the general public.Sigma Alpha Iota operates its own national philanthropy, Sigma Alpha Iota Philanthropies, Inc.
National Honors Society
May 1987
The National Honor Society (NHS) is the nation's premier organization established to recognize outstanding high school students. More than just an honor roll, NHS serves to honor those students who have demonstrated excellence in the areas of scholarship, leadership, service, and character. These characteristics have been associated with membership in the organization since its beginning in 1921.

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