DC’s Leading Voice Studio
& Online Music School
Since 2010


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.

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.

Our History

Founded by voice teacher Kate Lanagan as a home studio in Columbia Heights, 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 meet our students where they are to help each student find the best way to fulfill their need for musical expression in whatever style of music they feel most drawn toward. Come experience the benefits of one-on-one instruction while enjoying a supportive community of musical peers.
Cardon Studios is a safe place for students of all backgrounds, races, creeds, orientations and gender identities to find their voice.

First Summer Showcase, 2011

Meet the Teachers

Allen Thompson

Allen Thompson

VOICE & PIANO

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...

Kate Lanagan

Kate Lanagan

VOICE

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.

Darnell Roulhac

Darnell Roulhac

VOICE

A frequent performer and constantly evolving learner, Darnell values dramatic interpretation and performance skills and helps students to not only unlock their voice, but also grab hold of their potential as performing artists...

Evelyn Lee

Evelyn Lee

PIANO

Ms. Evelyn Lee is a warm, supportive teacher, who enjoys working with students of all levels and ages. Evelyn believes that anyone can play the piano...

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