Offering Top-Tier
Voice & Music Lessons
Since 2010

We Live Music

We understand your passion, because we have it, too. Cardon Studios Teachers are skilled and experienced musicians and performers. We nourish your inspiration and give you the tools to take it to the next level.

We Have a Plan

If you’ve ever wished you had the tools to succeed, look no further. A little knowledge goes a long way and we’re ready with skillful eyes and ears to help you apply the best tips and tools for your specific needs.

We Guide Success

Through your teacher’s consistent guidance and encouragement, you will make little changes that add up to big results. See and hear your progress as you apply your new skills in fun, monthly Studio Events.
Cardon Studios is a safe place for students of all backgrounds, races, creeds, orientations and gender identities to find their voice.

For Our Students

Your learning style and musical voice are unique to you. Cardon Studios believes in meeting students where they are, not implementing a standard curriculum.

Cardon Studios is large enough to meet all of your musical needs, but small enough to nurture an intimate learning environment. We foster your success through online one-on-one coaching tailored to you and your needs, supported by group Masterclasses and frequent performance opportunities as a community.

Our History

Founded by voice teacher Kate Lanagan as a home studio in the Columbia Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC, Cardon Studios has grown from one teacher and a handful of students to an online music school serving students throughout the DC metro area and beyond. Though Cardon Studios has outgrown Kate’s living room, the foundations are the same. Guided by Kate’s original vision of individualized instruction on a small number of highly specialized topics, Cardon Studios maintains its “singer songwriter” focus by offering only high-quality instruction in Voice, Piano, Guitar and Songwriting. Cardon Studios cultivates a unique music education environment: one that combines the very best of working with a private teacher with the perks of being part of a larger community.
Cardon Studios is a small, independently woman-owned music studio. We believe that all students have something to express and that all musical styles are artistically valid and worth celebrating. We help each student find a voice to fulfill their need for musical expression and facilitate a warm, supportive community of like-minded peers.

First Summer Showcase, 2011

Meet the Teachers

Allen Thompson

Allen Thompson


A well-rounded teacher, Allen Thompson works with all styles of singing from a place of calm, careful logic. Allen is equally skilled coaxing nervous beginners out of their shell as he is helping polished professionals...

Francisco Quintero

Francisco Quintero


A graduate of both Berklee College of Music and Northern Illinois University, Francisco is an active performer in the thriving jazz scene of Washington, D.C...

Kate Lanagan

Kate Lanagan


A versatile singer and communicator, Kate Lanagan has spent the last decade honing her teaching style and studying all styles of vocal music, from classical and Broadway to jazz, pop/rock and r&b.

Natalia Bogdanova

Natalia Bogdanova


Pianist, Singer and Teacher, Natalia Bogdanova is passionate about helping students maintain their love of music, whichever style speaks to them the most. Studying with Natalia ensures a reliable musical foundation, while also having fun and being playful with music-- both kids and adults!

Ready to reach your musical goals?