A versatile singer and communicator, Kate (Cardon) 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. After completing her Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, a degree largely focused on Classical and Operatic singing, Kate sought out and completed additional education in voice science and technical skills for contemporary and commercial styles of singing from such respected institutions as Westminster Choir College, Shenandoah Conservatory, and the Berklee School of Music. Kate’s teaching draws largely from the principles of Somatic Voicework and other functional training, and Kate is also a certified practitioner of the Neuro-Vocal method, a voice methodology based in modern understanding of brain science and motor learning. Whether teaching a classroom of students or one-on-one private lessons, Kate connects with students where they are, assessing their needs and helping them reach their personal goals, small or large. As a performer, Kate has been a featured soloist in opera, art song, musical theatre, and pop/rock, performing throughout the US and abroad. Find Kate’s students on stages across the country as well as on Spotify!
In 2010, Kate founded Cardon Studios in Washington, DC and continues to maintain a high quality of instruction there by overseeing a staff of excellent teachers. In addition to her behind the scenes work to support the studio, Kate continues to offer limited online lesson hours via Zoom, and also helps to moderate our online event series.
Having worked with a diverse set of students of varying ages and backgrounds, Kate is ready and eager to help you reach your goals — from impressing your friends at Karaoke night, to gaining admission into prestigious university music programs, to launching a professional recording career.
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What a find! Kate has phenomenal vocal technique AND the ability to teach it to her students with an intelligent, thorough & mature understanding of her craft… And, to top if off, a warmhearted and truly generous teacher! No ego here, only a wonderful and satisfying learning experience.
Kate is a fabulous teacher and an extremely professional business owner. Lessons were completely tailored to my goals, the music I wanted to sing, and to my vocal weaknesses. Katherine is very educated and knowledgeable, she really knows what she’s doing and has an amazing voice herself! She taught me how to listen to my own mistakes and figure out why I was making them. She gave me the confidence to perform at a recital. Not only did I learn a LOT, but I had a lot of fun too. I highly recommend Cardon Studios and any of the teachers!
I have enjoyed my voice/piano lessons with Kate. She is a knowledgeable, patient teacher who has a natural gift for conveying musical knowledge in an individualized, constructive manner.