Kathleen’s Testmonials

Our Vocal Instructor Kathleen Kernohan

“To anyone who likes to sing and wants to sing better, Kathleen Kernohan can make it happen. I’ve had other voice instructors, but none compare to Kathleen. To start, she just makes you feel good, but what impresses me the most is her technical understanding of how the human voice produces sound, that is, music, coupled with the ability to make the student understand difficult concepts She hears everything, and as a result I have been able to nuance my performance to a degree I did not think possible. Think you can’t sing? Go see Kathleen!” Lately a better singer,

Scott Darby Overall Excellent

I have had 15 years of classical voice training. But nothing compares to what Speech Level Singing technique taught by Kathleen, was able to do for me and my pop style voice. In a few short months I was hearing and feeling a voice from my body that was so easy and quick to achieve, it felt like stealing candy from a baby. My work in the studio, is more efficient. My team has notice how quickly I can complete a take and that my pitch has never been better. In addition, I have endless amounts of stamina during live performances and am never out of breath. Thank you,

-Alixcia Doub (“Ms. Moxie”)

“In the span of a year, Kathleen has taken my 9 year old daughter from a good singer to a GREAT singer! Her warm ups and technique have done magic for her and she is now thriving as a singer! Sydney has had the opportunity on several occasions to sing the National Anthem for the Los Angeles Angels and the Los Angeles Lakers and Kathleen has really helped her to speed up her song to the required length without losing the quality in her tone. Thanks Kathleen! We look forward to many more years together!”

Rachel Shalhoob – Mom to Sydney – www.sydneyshalhoob.net

I came to Kathleen just wanting to become a better singer. Little did I know she would inspire me to try as hard as I can to be the best singer I can be. She is extremely encouraging and constantly giving you the confidence you need to try (and succeed in) singing songs that you never thought you would be able to. I have been taking lessons with Kathleen for a year and my voice as improved 300%! She puts every lesson on a flash drive or CD for you so you can practice in between lessons. I strongly recommend taking lessons from her.

- Rebecca Spagnolia

I have taken voice lessons for the most part of 30 years with several different teachers and techniques, and have never truly felt that I knew how to sing. My range was limited, my chest and head voices sounded completely different from each other and not all of the notes were in tune. I knew I wasn’t doing something right. After years of frustration, I nearly gave up on my voice and singing, deciding that I would never know how to sing correctly.
After finding Kathleen’s website, and learning about the SLS Technique, invented by Seth Riggs, I knew I had try it. Within the first lesson with Kathleen, my voice took on a whole new identity! I sang higher than ever, comfortably, and in tune! I knew then, that I had found exactly what I had been searching for my whole life! Even though I have only been singing with Kathleen for a few months, I feel like I can sing anything! I am also changing the way I listen to [recordings of] myself and other singers. I have never been so happy nor so confident about my voice and I absolutely LOVE Kathleen. She knows exactly what to do to get your voice to produce!
If you are that frustrated singer like I was, then you should DEFINATELY give Kathleen and the SLS Technique a try. You will be so happy you did!”

Lynetta Ivey-Reid

I cannot put into words how wonderful Kathleen is and what she has done for me as a singer. I had multiple voice teachers before Kathleen and none of them came close to measuring up to her. I have grown so much since I began taking lessons with her. I have always been told that I have a natural talent with singing, but she has helped me to develop my voice in ways I didn’t know possible. Money can’t buy the confidence I have gained from my time with Kathleen.

Kirsten McGregor

My 10 year old daughter, Bailee, is a student of Kathleen’s SLS class. Kathleen’s warm personality and ability to work so well with children make her very much in demand as an instructor. Using the SLS technique, Kathleen has taught Bailee how to blend her “chest voice” into her “head voice” with fluidity and without straining her vocal cords. Kathleen is a talented instructor, who not only is continuously perfecting Bailee’s singing voice, she is also teaching Bailee performance techniques. Because of Kathleen, Bailee is a more confident singer and has developed the desire to pursue a career in musical theatre. Lessons with Kathleen are a highlight of our week!

Brenda Miller


  1. Jill Lapple March 17, 2013 3:28 pm

    I love Kathleen Kernohan … for her warmth, her loving and encouraging approach to her students and her own exquisite vocal style.

  2. Jill Lapple March 29, 2013 12:22 am

    I wish to add a comment regarding Kathleen Kernohan’s exceptional capacity for bringing out the best in her students vocal abilities. I have been fortunate to have been in the right place at the right time and heard a presentation of her students showcasing their talents. All were wonderful, some quite glorious and all of them credited and praised their teacher Kathleen for their vocal gifts. Hearing is believing.

  3. Danice Hertz April 13, 2013 6:43 pm

    My 11 year old daughter has been studying voice with Kathleen for the past two years. Kathleen is a fantastic teacher for children. She takes their raw talent and gives them the tools and confidence to let them shine. Her enthusiasm is contagious. Her great belief in her students and constant, loving encouragement gives them strength and poise. I have watched my daughter grow both artistically and personally because of Kathleen. I cannot recommend her highly enough!