Kathleen’s Specialties

Vocal Technique: Healthy belting, volume, control
Vocal Timbre: Find a tone and style you love
Range Expansion: Gaining high notes
Register Blending: Ease breaks, smooth transition, relieve tension
Fundamentals of Singing: Pitch, breathing
Emoting Lyrics: Connecting with an audience using acting methods
Stage Performance: Movements and presence on stage
Audition Preparation: Song recommendation, audition advice
Musical Genres: all genres with emphasis on Musical Theater, Jazz, Disney, Standards


Kathleen’s Rates

First hour introductory lesson: $75
Introductory lessons include a vocal assessment, exercises, expertise advice, and a discussion of your personal goals. 
Individual lessons (lessons a la carte)
Hour: $120
Half hour: $65
Membership plans (regular attendance)
Hour: $289/month
Half hour: $149/month
3 lessons per month



Kathleen Kernohan

Kathleen Kernohan is a professional singer, actress, performer, and recording artist. She has taught singing and creative dramatics for over 25 years.

She specializes in making the learning process fun and exciting. Kathleen helps prepare students for performances and auditions by applying acting methods to singing. 

Kathleen has performed all over the world. She toured with Robert Goulet in his night club act and in “Carousel” and also performed at the Seattle Repertory Theater, ACT, Santa Barbara Civic Light Opera, Pasadena Playhouse, Utah Shakespearean Festival and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. 

Kathleen graduated from the University of Washington (Cum Laude) with a BA degree in Music and Drama, with post-grad work in Education at California Lutheran University. She taught in the Santa Barbara School District and the Conejo Valley Unified School District.

For 15 years, she had her own Children’s Creative Theater in Santa Barbara. She was also a children and teen commercial manager in Hollywood.

Her private training has been with Seth Riggs, Barbara Cook, David Craig, Stella Adler, Sanford Meisner, Darryl Hickman, and 6 master teachers (IMT™) of Speech Level Singing.

She is a certified teacher of the world famous Speech Level Singing technique. SLS enables singers to perform in any style with freedom and flexibility and with voices that remain healthy throughout a lifetime of singing.

She has performed for or with Michael Douglas, Bernadette Peters, Don Ho, Jean Stapleton, Groucho Marx, Robert Goulet, Manhattan Transfer, Helen Reddy, and Gordon MacRae. Her recordings include The Quiet Land of Erin Irish Songs with Celtic Harp.


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