• Kara Johnstad

  • is an acclaimed Singer-Songwriter, Voice-Visionary and Mentor to Voices Changing Our World. Kara is available for concerts, voice events, keynote talks, training & workshops. As a singer-songwriter Kara Johnstad has written and composed more than 100 songs, and to this date has recorded and produced 6 albums and numerous EPs as an independent producer. As an author she publishes the Voice Your Essence™ articles and podcast series. As a top voice expert Kara has helped thousands with her Voice Your Essence™ training programs.





  • Transforming Lives Through the Power of Voice

  • Kara Johnstad is a storyteller, lover of words and symbols and gifted sound healer.
    Kara works through sound resonance to open our hearts and voices in a record amount of time.

  • Transforming lives through the power of words, music and voice. Kara's mission is to help our world understand the role our voice plays in fine tuning our body-mind-spirit system and bring each and everyone of you back to that glorious fearless space you remember from your early childhood – free, connected, highly creative, very expressive and unstoppable. The place where dreams become reality. Awaken your voice to live your essence, truth and beauty.

  • A singer, composer and voice expert, Kara's life’s work is an ongoing inquiry into the Sacred Mystery. In 2009 she had a powerful spiritual awakening that redefined her path. She immediately dropped all projects that were not in alignment with the messages she had been given and put her focus 100 percent on her original compositions and writings and  transforming our world through the power of voice.

    An advocate for change in ways that heighten the human spirit,  Kara is founder of Voice Your Essence™, a lifestyle community and home to her over 100 published songs, 5 albums, voice empowerment training programs, podcasts, articles and sheet music. Her published work includes the anthems, Message of Hope, Love Never Fails and Thank You.

  • Create Consciously. Live Fearlessly. Voice Passionately. Dare to be a Free Spirit.

  • Kara Johnstad - singer / songwriter


    American singer-songwriter Kara Johnstad has lived in Berlin, Germany since the 1980's. Kara has an 
    outstanding reputation as a world class performer, recording artist and producer. Her performances on five continents have left fans breathless and the media eager to offer their praise.

    During the 1980's while still in her early twenties, Kara Johnstad was signed to the record label RCA. In total, including her record with RCA Kara Johnstad has written, recorded and produced a total of six albums and she has three current albums at various stages of production, the Jazz album, Le Grand Love, a tribute to the music of French composer Michel Legrand, who is fan of Kara's vocals, the classically orchestrated, Moon In Capricorn which is being recorded in Rome and represents Kara’s unique song writing skills, from New Age to Pop to Jazz and the soon to be recorded unplugged Naked Thoughts album, which will be comprised of a mixture of Pop and Adult Contemporary songs.

    With the exception of the Legrand project, all of Kara Johnstad's music is comprised of original material and she owns 100% of the publishing and performance rights to her music.

    Kara Johnstad’s music is played on FM and professional internet radio stations worldwide and has charted exceptionally well in Europe, so much so, that recently she decided to re-release Paths X (pronounced Cross) and Pages of Sand to the North American market where the albums have been well received.

    Ms. Johnstad’s band consists of world class musicians; percussionist Rhani Krija (Sting), cellist Stephan Braun (Melody Gardot) and renowned German pianist and musical director Rolf Zielke.

    Kara Johnstad's team revolves around Craig Urquhart (New York City), the former personal assistant to Leonard Bernstein, Vice President of the Leonard Bernstein Organization, Fabrizio Pigliucci (Rome) one of the foremost Italian film composers, arrangers and orchestrators, Laura Lungu (Rome), the executive director of the Concertissimo Orchestra - and the amazing sound engineer Fabio Ferri (Rome).

  • Originally from the United States, Kara currently lives in Berlin, Germany with her husband and daughter, her golden retriever named Beau and two blue Russian cats named Shai and Sage.

    Kara provides advice and breakthrough techniques and other resources to over 2500 subscribers from around the world via her Voice Your Essence eZine and her weekly Voice Your Essence podcast.

    Kara Johnstad is available for keynotes,  concerts, personal coaching,  masterclasses, workshops and interviews focused on the profound influence our voice has in changing our personal life and world for the better.

  • Voice Your Essence

  • I have had lessons for over 15 years with various teachers in Los Angeles and after all that time and all those teachers no one has ever improved my voice more quickly than Kara.

    I am already a professional singer but I knew I could be better.

    I never knew how to reach those higher standards of singing until now. Kara made such a difference even after the first week! I heard my range improve and it was already easier to sing with less effort. Her technique is clear and precise and it really works. I intend to continue my lessons with Kara with great anticipation!

    Joyce Mordoh
    Professional singer & songwriter

  • Kara Johnstad has helped me voice my essence, voice my message, voice my songs and voice my vision. She has changed my life. I broke out of my cocoon and appeared to be a butterfly with the heart and voice of a lioness.

    Singer-songwriter, author, authenticity coach and president of Being Carried™

  • You are the first voice teacher I´ve ever met who really listens to the heart of a human voice. And therefore I`m deeply thankful. Thanx so much for your presence and listening to the real sound in us.

    Lena Grabowski
    Facilitator to ignite your inner potential. Studio for Creativity & Holistic Health