with more POWER
and better CONTROL than ever thought possible
...all within a matter of weeks!
Before I tell you about this life-changing program, Let's talk about who this is really for...
You were born to sing. You are a dreamer with no shortage of ambition who can taste and see the musical, money-making, and performance opportunities ahead.
A working singer who already relies on your natural ability but have never studied voice before....ready to feel in control of your voice!
A super busy person who has studied voice before but you're pretty rusty and stuck in some bad habits....still you want to share your song without feeling fatigue or pain!
Working at an artistic job and find yourself teaching others how to sing but don't feel equipped even though you took voice in college but feel the need a refresher course you can teach your singers with integrity!
A budding pro headed to Broadway who needs to learn how to master your high notes and control your break so you can be ready for anything they throw at you in that audition!
You are in the right place and I'm going to tell you exactly how "Master your Natural Voice" will give you the tools, inspiration, and support on your journey to developing your voice so you can sing from a place of sheer confidence.
By the end of this program
you will have...
Identified techniques or habits that cause vocal fatigue and other frustrations and learned several ways to correct and relieve them.
Mastered 30+ different exercises, warm-ups, and quick fixes, then why and when to use them!
An understanding about how to mix and match these exercises specifically to fit your unique vocal needs.
Created a routine that can help your voice get unstuck and get you moving forward in range, power, and confidence!
A toolbox full of tips on how to keep your voice healthy and ways to nurture your voice AS WELL AS tips to keep getting better and better!
Gained an understand of how your voice works. (Instead of blindly pushing your voice without knowing the mechanics and parameters and just hoping it gets better )
~ Gerald White, L.A. Session Singer, Voice Teacher, and SAG Board Director
"It has been my pleasure working with Karen. She is an absolute pro. Her voice is so versatile with impeccable pitch and feeling. I have found that she can adapt to any situation both musically and personally. A joy to be around, I not only recommend her but commend her excellence as a fellow singer, teacher, and consummate musician."
~Lisa, Performing Art Studio Owner
Karen Has been my voice coach for a couple years now. I had so many insecurities about a voice that was fabulous once and then suffered vocal damage. She freed me from not only my vocal damage but also my stubborn mindsets. I am so happy with my training and feel so confident and seriously cannot stop singing. I’m at a place now where I am comfortable Performing and have learned the proper technique to not repeat my past mistakes.
I am always grateful that Karen was recommended to me as a voice teacher who could help prepare me for classical and jaz auditions. Karen helped me build a foundation of excellent technique all while setting me at ease in lessons with her kindness and humor!
~Julie, L.A. Singer/Songwriter
I have been singing for over 20 years so I am constantly surprised by how much I learn and grow in each lesson with Karen. She has a gift for isolating subtle and specific vocal issues and she has provided me with the toosl to tackle those issues all while strengthening my technique, range and confidence to new heights!
Winner of CW's
Karen is not only an amazing singer who will sight read the most difficult pieces, but she's a phenomenal coach. I went to her before a really big audition where I had some difficult high notes. She gave me some exercises and vowel placement tips to get the sound I needed and the notes became effortless! I can't recommend her enough as the go-to person!
~ Cassie, Voice Over Artist
What will YOU have to say next? I'd love to add you to my success board!
~ You, Successful Artist
I have studied voice since I was 12 years old. I began singing in theater and then moved to classical in college. When I was finished with college I had a degree in vocal performance but still felt stuck with my voice until I started studying with Karen! She helped me bridge the gap between classical, pop, Broadway, and gospel! I am now a professional singer and teacher and I still am learning from Karen! If you want to be a healthy singer who can sing all types of styles, you gotta get with Karen!
- Brittany, Worship Leader
Master Your Natural Voice
Understanding the Mechanics
Here's why it pays to learn from someone who has been on the stage, in the studio, and on the streets performing. I teach from the perspective of the performer and I bring all of my past and present experience to you. I tend to use YOUR language ... a singer's vernacular, while also teaching you how to think like a vocal coach!
In this first module I will make help sense of the incredibly complex voice system. Explaining the physical make-up of your voice in a way that is simple giving you just enough information to start understanding your instrument but not overwhelm you. You will know the parts of your voice in a way that a singer understands and not an ENT so that you can begin to analyze your voice in a more educated way.
Learn the parts of your voice box and most importantly what are vocal registers (head, chest, and the dreaded mix voice) and how do they work!
How to gain strength and volume by understanding the balance of 'singing in your mask' while having enough space in the back to release tension!
How singing with your full body and from your lower abs can give you power!
DON'T take a BIG breath! -
Breathing the right way may surprise you!
I will tell you that one of the first things I check when I start to feel any vocal issues or stress creep in during performance is my breath! I was taught, like many of you, to use my diaphragm and take a BIG breath to sing well. In my experience, that's not the best way to think about breathing. In this module you will explore a new way to think about a singer's breath.
Analyze your own unique breath and figure out what you need for better breath control.
Learn quick on the gig tricks that will reinforce your newer, freer breath.
Learn 5 breathing exercises that will CHANGE your singing and become your new foundation!
Closed Mouth (SOVT) exercises: How singing with your mouth closed can open you up!
Many of you may have seen videos of singers warming up through the straw. There is a valid reason why this is helping singers all over the world. We will perform straw exercises as well as many other similar 'closed-mouth' exercises, and after you've discovered their benefits, you'll want to use them all the time!
You'll learn from several accredited sources why this exercise is on EVERY voice teacher's list and scientifically why it is magic!
You'll add 5 of these types of exercises to add to your bag of tools!
You'll hear from other performers how these closed exercises helped to save their performances!
Mix and Match Exercises -
Fill your vocal toolbox and Grow your voice
This is the module that teaches you the rest of the exercises that I have gathered, and used over my 20+ years of teaching. Building on the previous 2 modules, you'll fill up your vocal toolbox! Committing to learning and putting these warm-ups to work as well as discerning why they work will help you begin to understand your instrument and gain control over your voice!
You'll get 15+ exercises and even MORE ways to mix and match them.
We really dive into how you can grow by consistently using these exercises... advancing in range, agility, and control! This is where it starts to come together!
This module is where we break down Vocal Registers!! I'll help you realize among other things... your chest voice, head voice and of course the MIX!
Create your unique vocal routine to help you Master your Natural Voice
From ways to challenge yourself to quick on the gig tips this module really starts to help you feel like you can gain control over your voice! You will be given ways to continue your growth This is the module that teaches you the rest of the exercises that I have gathered, and used over my 20+ years of teaching. Building on the previous 2 modules, you'll fill up your vocal toolbox! Committing to learning and using these warm-ups as well as discerning why they work will help you master your instrument, gain control over your voice, and free your
You'll put together a vocal plan and an order of exercises that makes sense for you and for you to GROW! You'll begin to understand how warm-ups are NOT just to warm-up your voice!
You'll no longer waste your time blindly doing vocal exercises! You'll finally learn how to build a warm-up routine that makes sense for you and your uniqueness (and maybe even for others!).
I'll encourage ways for you to change and challenge your routine for long term growth and for maintenance! You'll want to even create new exercises based on all you've gained!
Some of the biggest concerns my students have has to do with caring for their voice. You will add a new section to your toolbox, finding out ways to maintain a healthy voice as well as nurture a tired, sick, or stressed one. This is not from a medical standpoint (although I'll share with you my favorite blog from the best ENT in Los Angeles, imo!), but on the gig experience!
Warm-downs and why they are crucial for a continued free voice!
A list of my favorite products that can save your voice and how to find new ones!
I'll share with you a few ways you can check for vocal damage and when to go see the voice doctor!
I'll share an interview/success story with one of my favorite pro students who has restored her voice, going from a huge break to a smooth gorgeous tone from her lowest note to her highest!
When you enroll during this special limited time period, you'll get:
(A $400 value)
6 Implementation Modules, showing you everything you need to start mastering your voice, getting it back to it's most natural and free place! These are many of the tools that I use in my own private studio and as a singer, myself!
A complete step-by-step plan, showing you each vocal exercise. You'll know how and why each of these warm-ups is useful and be able to build your own individual vocal work-out routine that promises to grow your control, range and skills!
Tools to identify where your voice needs the most work. We all have places where we feel stuck or we've developed bad habits. You will be able to decipher where your vocal issues are and why you do them ...so that you can begin to fix them!
Tips and Tricks to fix issues on the spot, on the mic or in the middle of the stage. I'll share tried and true tricks that I've used in my own performance as well as taught in my own vocal studio. You'll learn how to help get yourself out of a vocal 'jam' and sing that high note, for instance, with confidence when a measure before you weren't quite sure it would come out!
A plan of attack when you're voice is not at 100%. You'll gain the knowledge on how to care for and maintain a sick, tired, or fatigued voice while you still need to put on a good show!
You'll be given access to one module per week so that you have ample time to dive into the lessons and execute that portion of the program before moving on to the next.
I do this to protect your time, attention and focus while sparing you from possible overwhelm. I also want to give you time to start building your routine at the foundational level, spending the time needed to create new muscle memory for a renewed voice!
Live Q & A with Karen inside the exclusive FB Group for members only
(a $priceless value)
What you'll get:
On-demand Q & A sessions with Karen in a private Facebook Group. This will be your chance to get your burning questions answered and get clarifying answers and direction to keep you moving forward with confidence.
Support and encouragement from your newly expanded singer community to help you get unstuck. Post your progress, your wins, even and ESPECIALLY your songs! I will monitor the group and give direction and notes when needed.
As we grow and add launches you'll be invited to an Alumni Private Facebook Group so you can have that connection on an ongoing basis. I will check in here from time to time to give you extra tips!
Cheat Sheet for Notation and Musical Terms
(a $80 value)
What you'll get:
A quick bullet point cheat sheet of basic musical terms so you are no longer lost in a voice session or lesson. This will give you confidence when going through the course and also communicating with your fellow singers.
A brief explanation of beginning notation with visuals of where notes are on the keyboard or piano. If you are new to sight-reading, this is your introduction! Not only will it aide you in sitting at the piano while doing your warm-ups, but it will help relate better to sheet music. For example, being able to pick the best keys for your songs!
Vocal Routine Templates
I will give you a sample worksheet pdf where you can fill in your unique routine. I will even give you my own routine that you can use as an example.
I've been using vocal exercises for over 20 years and they have changed and grown according to what gig I am doing, where I feel weak, and where I want to improve. So I will also include a few of my routines from previous years to show how they can be tweaked and personalized.
As another useful tool I'll include here are the different routines that I've given some of my private students. You will see through a teacher's eyes why I've given different exercises to my belters vs. my classical sopranos.
(a $80 value)
Plus These Bonuses To Help Give you that Extra Umph You Need to Accomplish Your Musical Goals !
When you add it all up,that's a real-world
value of over $500
But because helping others find freedom and confidence in their voice is my PASSION, I excited to welcome you to my studio in this way. I'm offering you access to all of this for TODAY at the special price of...
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Plus you'll be backed by a
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Let me say this upfront...
Master your Natural Voice is one of the most comprehensive step-by-step implementation programs for singers who are excited to reach new confidence levels with their vocals and committed to creating a path to help themselves master their instrument.
This course will be filled with supportive and motivated singers who want the same thing you do. When you join, you will be a part of this special group.
So here's the deal...
By the end of the 21 days you will have received access to the Notation Cheat Sheet Bonus, and the first 3 modules.
Meaning you will have the basic knowledge you need to start to make some changes in your vocal routine as well as identify some of the issues that need attention BEFORE you make your final commitment.
If you don't feel totally confident that you will be able to find some areas to make changes in and haven’t already seen some improvements, simply reach out, show me you have put in the work, and I’ll refund your investment.
Do I need to know how to read sheet music or play piano to take this course?YOU DON"T! I will give you as many helps as possible so that you won't be lost and better yet, learn the basics. The first bonus you receive will show you the notes on the piano as well as how to navigate through sheet music. For those of you who are more aural in your learning style, I will have recordings of the exercises as a part of the lessons as a fully packaged bonus later on in the course!
Is this course for experienced or advanced vocalists as well?This course is for anyone who knows they need to understand and develop a regular vocal routine in order to strive for excellence and longevity. Just like in my private studio, this course is for beginning singers through professionals! Here are some examples... You can be a naturally gifted professional with a regular gig, and still have never taken formal training. Your voice is that's beginning to tire out and you need to learn control! You may be a worship leader at church who took lessons in college but because of the stress of your job, developed bad habits that need to be corrected. You could be a very young musical theater singer that is starting to see her/his potential and want to develop good technique before you start to push your voice too far. You could be a talented student bound for college and needing to expand your choral knowledge you learned in high school to a more soloistic approach to nail your college audition! These are just a few, but if you know that you have a good handle on your voice and talent already and just need to develop the discipline of your skill, this is for you!
Will I Karen be available to address concerns or questions?Absolutely. I will of course be available during the weekly Q & A sessions where you can submit your questions ahead of time. But I will also be available through Facebook Messenger and email.
What if I've never taken voice lessons before?This is a great place to start. I'll always remind you that it is not a replacement for private 1 on 1 coaching, but it will give a foundation to start growing from. I also will be available to keep you heading in the right direction.
What is the best age to start voice training?In my private 1 on 1 studio, I typically will start teaching around the age of 13, but there is not actually a set age. It is individual and there are different things a teacher can focus on at different ages and throughout the development of the voice. I also like to base the training on level of performance. If a young singer is already on stage, I say get them in training so they develop good technique and don't have a chance to form any bad habits. The material in this course demands a bit more discipline, self-motivation, and understanding of the body/voice, so if you are purchasing for a young singer consider using it as a teaching tool to use together. The good news is, if you purchase the course for a singer who just isn't quite ready yet, remember the lifetime access? This is for as long as the course exists. And if for some reason I have to take the course down, I will let you know 30 days in advance so you can download all you need.
What if I don't think I can complete the course in the 7 weeks that each module releases?No problem at all! I get being busy! It can benefit you by going through the course together with other of your fellow singers in the program for accountability, encouragement, and community, but it is not mandatory by any means! You will have lifetime access to the course for as long as it exists! This means that I will also archive the Facebook Q & A sessions too, where I'm sure you will find lots of good helps and suggestions. I also give you good tricks to practice your voice on the fly...creating ways to pull in your voice training into your existing performances or just your daily life! This gives you an opportunity to work on the course even when you don't have a ton of time during the day to set aside.
Will I be able to sing like Sam Smith or Kelly Clarkson at the end of the 7 weeks?My hope is that you always sound like the best version or YOU! My hope also is that you can hear and just as important, feel the improvement at many points in the course! I'm sure I don't need to go into a lot of detail here because we all know that we learn in different ways and at different paces. So this will vary from student to student depending on their experience with vocal pedagogy, performance, and even your daily life, job, and habits! Some of my beginning students see improvement quicker than my seasoned ones because they haven't had time to build any bad habits! And sometimes, I'll say ONE thing to a student who is stuck and it will fix FOUR different issues! Remember that, for some of you who are tackling vocal issues, it took a while to build those not-so-great habits, so it may take longer than 7 weeks to redirect them. However, you SHOULD be able to recognize where you need improvement based on the work that you put into the course. And remember, this course helps you to create and build a vocal warm-up routine that will give you CONTINUED growth! I still do some of the vocalize I learned when I was in college! Let me also say...and this is important...this course will NOT replace what you can gain from working 1 on 1 with a private coach. I have studied with at least a dozen teachers over the years and have loved my experience with each one of them, taking away something different from every one. Another set of ears will hear your voice VERY differently than how you hear yourself so nothing can quite replace that. And that alone is worth paying a bit more for lessons if and when you can ADD that to your training!
Will I have access to the all of the modules and lessons immediately after purchase?You will be given access to one model each week for the 6 weeks. (Still having access to all the previous modules as the weeks progress.) This is to give you ample time to dive into each of the lessons and implement them before moving on to the next module. I do this to allow you to focus on a few things at a time and master them. This helps you to make real changes that will last in your voice and warm-up routine as well as keep your momentum to change high each week.
I personally cannot wait to guide you over the upcoming 13 weeks ...
Studying voice and cultivating my craft has changed and determined the course of my life.
I've experienced first hand all of the frustrations that come with growing your voice. Going from timid and unconfident to being secure in my own sound enough to take my vocal career into my own hands. I've seen this in my students as well!
More than anything else, I want to share this with you today. It is my passion.
If you are a stage performer, studio singer, streaming artist, budding star... a singer at any level, you owe it to yourself to at least take a risk-free plunge to see what your life as a confident, developing musician looks like.
To experience firsthand the control, stamina, and freedom it could provide - and to take real artistic and musical steps towards touching others everywhere with the gift of YOUR song.
My hope is that you accept my invitation and commit to seeing how this program could change your voice, your performance, and maybe even your life's path ... along with the live's of others when you share your music!
I look forward to hearing you and meeting you personally inside the Master Your Natural Voice program.
All my best,
Karen W. Schnurr
Still thinking about it?
You should give Master Your Natural Voice a free 21-day risk free shot if you feel motivated by any of the following...
You are a busy person and you don't necessarily have the time to invest in weekly private lessons just yet, but you are ready to invest in your voice and your career! You understand that when it comes to digital courses the barriers to entry are low - but the barriers to success are high.
That doesn't scare you...it lights you up!!
You are tired of just saying, "I really should take voice lessons, but I just can't right now." You are ready to put in the work needed to learn to Master Your Natural Voice and then as you start booking those gigs and making progress, you'll have more to then invest at the next level by taking privately.
You know that this program will really give you the serious push to get started!
I've been there! I feel like even now, between my studio, gigs, family, carline... Its hard to find the time to take on something new or really hunker down and work on my craft. But somehow I do. You will find that in this course you will be able to apply what you're learning in many ways and build - step by step, lesson by lesson - a routine complete with quick tips and tricks that will fit into your busy life! You are tired of waiting for the perfect time to better your voice and with this program you don't have to!
You've needed something to give you that kick in the pants...
...ready to put in the work it takes to see real results and not just blindly google warm-ups.
You have a voice! You love to perform, but you know there is more to it! You are ready to feel in control of your voice! I have worked with so many singers who have felt that same thing and now they are building a career as a pro-level singer!
Now is the time to jump in and build your talent and skill.
You are tired of feeling fatigued after you sing. You are ready to understand your voice, it's limits, and then how to expand those limits! I've helped many singers reach this potential using these tools. And until you are able to make one-on-one lessons a part of your regular routine, this program along with the work you commit to doing will bring that change you've been needing to push you to that next level!
You are ready to feel confident! You see others perform and wonder what it is that makes them exude that confidence! If I had a bottle of it, I'd offer it!
I've been in your shoes and I know what it takes to go from timid to confident. Some performers are just really good at hiding their insecurities, but all artists have their vulnerable spots! From many years of experience as a singer on stage and in the studio, I know that one of the things that has helped me gain that inner strength is working on my voice to the point where I really KNOW my voice. I have found, and seen in my students, that the more discipline you add to your routine in doing exercises and warm-ups regularly and knowingly, you really come to know YOUR instrument. And then...
...BOOM, you turn around and are naturally more confident because you feel like you have mastered your voice! This is why you would be motivated to learning how to grow and expand your voice through this program.