Karmyn Tyler
New York, NY
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Karmyn Tyler

Karmyn T.

New York, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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.

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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!

**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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33 Reviews
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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
Svetlana P.
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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

Posted May 15, 2020
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Karmyn is great. She really tries to focus on my issues and guides me through my voice exercises. She is patient and kind too, which is perfect for an instructor.

Posted Jun 27, 2018
Takara B.
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I love her personality and expertise. She makes learning easy and comfortable. I am happy to have found the perfect vocal professional.

Posted Jan 29, 2018
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Excellent 1st lesson. She was very nice, very knowledgeable, and very understanding. Explain things throughly and actually works with you. She's very organized and has a system that seems fail proof. I feel like I will definitely be making great progress and will achieve all the goals that I set out for myself plus more. I don't usually write reviews but this one was well deserved. Definitely looking forward to my next lesson and many more to come

Posted Jul 3, 2017
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Karmyn is an excellent singing instructor and an excellent educator. She has clearly put a lot of thought into how to convey ideas to students of different ages and skill levels. Karmyn has a warm and engaging manner. We couldn't be happier to work with her.

Posted Jun 16, 2017
Emily M.
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Her excercises really work and make sense i am already feeling a difference when i sing. Thank you so much Karmyn you are very supportive. I am excited to be working more with you.

Posted Apr 21, 2017
Fernande L.
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Had a wonderful first lesson with Karmyn.. I'm so looking forward to the next. Thank you so much!

Posted Apr 20, 2017
Emily M.
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thank you! :)

Posted Apr 6, 2017
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My first spoken voice lesson was great! It was like getting a glimpse on a set of new and totally unknown tools that I could eventually find out how to use them for my expression. Though it was only a short lesson, it felt intense and concentrated and after the first excercises we did, I already felt that my throat had opened up a bit and that everything felt more clear and more connected. In a situation where I had to suddenly speak publicly right after the session, I remembered that I could reach a slightly deeper pitch after the excercises. It helped me relax my voice right in the situation. It's really great working with you, Karmyn! I'm looking forward to the next lesson.

Posted Mar 5, 2017
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Karmyn is just incredible. She's personable and works so well with kids. Understanding, patient and encouraging. I found like I found a real gem of an instructor. If I had 5 hands, I'd give her 12 thumbs up. ;)

Posted Sep 15, 2016
Noel W.
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Karmyn was very sweet and encouraging to my 12 year old daughter.

Posted Jul 9, 2016
Dana Wahlbeck
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Karmyn is a joy! Her experience and knowledge is incredible, which makes me feel confident in her teaching. I've grown tremendously in a short time, and am excited to continue down this road with her!

Posted Nov 1, 2015
Joseph H.
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With just only a few lessons I can really tell a big difference, she is teaching me so much more than just singing,how to do great stretches and exercises to get the best sound possible,plus she has a very encouraging and up lifting spirit about her that gives you the confidence you need to do your best with every lesson,I'm truly blessed to have found her and hope that she will be with me on my journey towards a successful career for years to come.karmyn truly wants to help you succeed and that is priceless. Joseph

Posted Sep 25, 2015
Kelia A.
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I loved how you taught me. I understood what you were teaching me thank you.

Posted Sep 13, 2015
Marlee Z.
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Marlee had an amazing first lesson. She made Marlee excited how to use her voice. Can't say enough good things!

Posted Sep 10, 2015
Jenny P.
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She's the best, she's the very best out there. THIS HUMAN BEING, is like no other. She'll make it worth your time and money. I have learned a lot and my voice has become stronger & powerful. She does genuinely want you to get better and she'll help you, she's very patient, understanding, nurturing, she's a GODSEND. If you don't take her, I understand if it's cause of financial issues, but she's very much worth it. I will follow her as far as possible, she's really been a great help. I do not know how will I ever repay her back.

Posted Aug 14, 2015
Julie D.
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First initial experience was amazing! She was great and teaches a lot. Very kind and funny, glad to be working with her.

Posted Aug 12, 2015
John N.
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I learned so much in my lesson. looking forward to next one.

Posted Jul 26, 2015
Liz N.
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I liked everything about her and the lessons.

Posted Jul 26, 2015
Natalie V.
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Went well! Gave us some great tools!

Posted Jun 1, 2015
Sophia S.
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Amazing! My daughter enjoys every minute of the session with Karmyn. She is fantastic to work with.

Posted May 19, 2015
Angelique B.
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Wonderful vocal teacher! Smart, knowledgeable, sweet and VERY positive.

Posted Nov 13, 2014
Sarah H.

Karmyn taught me how to sing correctly!

SO grateful to have Karmyn as my vocal coach . I decided to take voice lessons at around 50 after wanting to sing all my life, but never having the courage. I LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!! And, with much thanks to Karmyn, who has supported me from the start and who has taught me how to sing correctly. I will sing the rest of my life.

Posted May 14, 2014

Taylored to the Student

Working with Karmyn is a pleasant experience; she's an incredibly nice lady and -- unlike some teachers -- sets her ego aside to focus on the student's desired outcomes. To that end she allowed me to choose my own song for evaluation so that she could help me move in direction I wanted to go. Honestly, it was a little unnerving singing in front of such an accomplished singer, but Karmyn is very kind and gentle with her guidance. I'm not a professional singer, nor do I ever intend to be; I do it for my own joy and entertainment of friends. I sought Karmyn because I wanted to make small improvements in what I was doing, and ensure that I if I had a bad habit or problem, it could be eliminated.

Karmyn is the real deal; one only has to listen to her music (you can find it on line). What she brings to her teaching is her southern kindness, and a genuine desire to help her students reach their goals, no matter what those goals might be.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

A dynamic vocal instructor!

When I was ten years old, I was given my first voice lesson from Karmyn, and today, as an 18 year old, I cannot begin to tell you how much my voice has grown: my range has increased, my control has strengthened, and my overall sound has developed in an amazing way. Karmyn is a dynamic vocal instructor who critiques and explains what I am doing wrong with effectiveness. Karmyn has taught me the importance of taking care of my voice and has never pushed me farther than she felt I could go. With her positive attitude and continuous smile, Karmyn has also made a great impact on my life. It is for these reasons and others that I will continue to take voice lessons from Karmyn. Karmyn cares, is a great person, and continues to give me the tools I need to increase my vocal ability.

Posted Mar 6, 2014

She is the best!

I would like to say a very special thank you to one of my very best friends, Karmyn for having me try out her new vocal warm-up for tenors! I used them this morning prior to performing in church and I could really feel the difference in my voice. Karmyn, is one of the most talented vocalists and teachers I have ever known and I love her so much! I encourage any vocalist who needs good warm-up exercises or other vocal resources to contact Karmyn or check her out! She is the best!

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Unique Professional Vocal Teacher

I have had the pleasure of working with Karmyn for over 20 years. As her manager I am constantly overwhelmed with her versatile talent in singing and acting. I have also seen her work with students to bring them to a level of professionalism without losing who they are as an artist. She teaches a student to tap into their uniqueness as an artist and not become a carbon copy of someone else. I have even signed a few of her students into my agency. Simply put: When you take lessons from Karmyn, you take from the best.

Rita Edwards, Manager

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Laura W.

An excellent teacher and mentor!

f you have the opportunity to take vocal or piano lessons with Karmyn you should jump at the chance. Karmyn has years of experience working with a variety of age groups. She is patient yet detailed in what areas need improvement and practice techniques. She will discuss the goals with the parents and the students and work toward those goals. She has real world experience with students in competition shows like American Idol, live theatre and television actors working on auditions and shows. While living in Los Angeles, she had a steady gig singing and playing and had a loyal following. She understands the demands of the entertainment industry and has great resources for her students. Karmyn is organized, reliable and motivating. We were lucky enough to have her as a teacher here at Burbank Music Academy and were very sad to see her move to New York. Her students miss her and the teachers that took over her students see a solid foundation they continue to build on. Karmyn will be an excellent teacher and mentor to students of all genres and backgrounds.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Vicki C.

First Class Teacher

Having had Karmyn as a student, then a colleague, I can say, without reservation, that she is a gifted performer and top-notch teacher. Her vocals are impeccable, and she has the pedagogical skill to impart her own method to other singers. Karmyn is a delight to work with, and will ensure her students a bright future in music, whether the goals are professional or personal.

Posted Mar 6, 2014
Klancy J.

The best of the best!!!

I would not be the vocalist I am today without Karmyn!!! I started taking voice lessons from her when I was just 6 years old (I am in my early twenties now). Every time I establish a goal, Karmyn is there for me every step of the way until I achieve that goal!! Through her instruction, I have won many awards including several talent awards in the Miss America system, placed top 10 at the state level, placed 2nd in Loretta Lynn's talent search, and debuted my first CD with original songs at the age of 13. I wouldn't trust anyone else. She's AMAZING and truly the best of the best. Her methods are genius. Karmyn can and will help you reach your full potential. And Karmyn is more than just my vocal coach, she has been my friend and mentor for many many years. If I "grow up" to be even half of the honest, caring, smart, and talented woman she is, I will be ecstatic!!

Posted Dec 31, 2013
Ani M.

Singing and Piano lessons

Karmyn is amazing beyond words! She is so passionate about what she does. She is a great instructor and even greater role model. She is very inspiring and engaged with each student. She is patient, kind, and amazingly talented.

Posted Nov 7, 2013

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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

Vocal/Piano Teacher
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

Oct 2007 - Jul 2011

ABC Studios - Hollywood, CA

I have worked on several sitcoms, films, television and live TV sets. Both single and multi-camera productions as both utility stand-in and crew member. I was crew member on both the Desperate Housewives and Private Practice sets.

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



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


Grammy Nomination
Jun 2004


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.
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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