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Singing Straight-ahead, Latin and Original JaZz...

... with some of the finest musicians in the Pacific Northwest!

Visit the Videos page to see Carolena and her musicians in action!

Upcoming Public Gigs

The Bellevue Jazz and Blues Festival
May 30, 2019 @ 5:00 p.m.
w/ Bill Anschell (piano)
and Osama Afifi (bass)
Seattle Marriott Bellevue
200 110th Ave., NE
Bellevue, WA  98004

Please visit Carolena's Calendar page for additional upcoming public performances.

PLEASE NOTE:  Private events are NOT reflected on the calendar.  Please use the Contact Artist page to inquire about open dates and booking Carolena for your special event.

Tunes - with John Stowell, guitar

Offering Online Voice Lessons

Technology makes it possible for Carolena to teach students from all over the world via the platform Zoom in real time.


What is necessary is a high-speed internet connection, a webcam, an external mic (unless your computer is equipped with a good one) and Voila!  External speakers for your computer are likewise helpful.  Then you can enjoy the benefits of private voice lessons in the comfort of your own home.

Voice Studio Gift Certificates

Voice lessons make the Perfect Gift for friends and loved ones!  Purchase your Gift Certificates today and give the gift of song.




The following is a list of the teachers who made the greatest impact on Carolena's voice and career:
Red Metronome


Helen Maynard
(University of Las Vegas, NV)
Debbie Gresham (University of Las Vegas, NV)
Lynn Utzinger (University of Las Vegas, NV)



Joe Baque (Professional Musician - Piano, Olympia, WA)
Bobby Scann (Professional Musician - Trombone, Las Vegas, NV)
Bob Stoloff (Professional Musician and Vocalist, Former Department Chair, Berklee College of Music - Boston, MA)

Master Teacher with whom Carolena currently studies:

David L. Jones

David L. Jones - Private Voice Teacher, New York, NY

David Jones has developed an international career as author, vocal pedagogue, and teacher of singers and teachers in Europe and the U.S.  He is a graduate of Texas Christian University with graduate research at the University of North Texas. Having also researched at the Groningen University Hospital (Groningen, the Netherlands) and the Laboratoire de la Voix Voice Clinic in Paris, he has had the opportunity to study how Old World concepts can be therapeutic in treating voice disorders. He also works in conjunction with the practice of Laryngologist Dr. Benjamin Asher in New York.

In 1979, he studied with internationally known vocal pedagogue Allan R. Lindquest (1891-1984), founding member of NATS and the Amercian Academy of Teachers of Singing. It was through Mr. Jones’ study with Lindquest that he learned the concepts of Lindquest’s teachers, which included Enrico Caruso, Mme. Ingebjard-Isene (teacher of Flagstad), Joseph Hislop, Maestro Rosati (teacher of Gigli) and Mme. Novikova. Additional instructors of the Lindquest concepts with whom David Jones studied include Virginia Botkin, Dr. Suzanne Hickman, and Dr. Barbara Mathis, who performed scientific research on the therapeutic benefits of the exercises. It was through this study that Mr. Jones studied the concepts of the Swedish-Italian School of singing.

In 1982, Mr. Jones studied with Dixie Neill, primary teacher of Ben Hepner, and later with Dr. Evelyn Reynolds. Dr. Reynolds teachers included Lola Fletcher (student of Herbert Witherspoon), tenor Hollis Arment, William Vennard, author of “Singing: The Mechanism and the Technique,” and Ralph Erolle, instructor of the well-known soprano Arleen Auger.

David Jones has trained singers performing at such opera houses and festivals as the New York City Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Berlin Staatsoper, Vienna Staatsoper, Opera North U.K. the Royal Opera House at Covent Garden, the Glyndebourne Opera Festival, Salzburg Festival, and L’Opera Bastille in Paris. Mr. Jones has been published by both European NATS and Classical Singer Magazine.

The above list is by no means complete.  Carolena is extremely grateful to all of the artists and teachers who have contributed to her music education.  There have been many who have influenced her who have not been named here, such as various "A List" music professionals living in (or who have visited) the greater Las Vegas area, along with members of Las Vegas Musician's Local 369. There have also been significant contributions made by fine professionals from Seattle, WA, Portland, OR and other cities; as well as
additional instructors at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV).