Currently In Demarest NJ, KAREN BEARDSLEY has created one of the most unique and prestigious voice studios in Bergen County, Northern New Jersey offering weekly voice lessons, monthly performance classes, and performance opportunities throughout the community. She is currently accepting a limited number of both male and female students ranging from 8 years old to the advanced professional.

Her students have sung on the stages of Broadway, on Broadway national tours, Papermill Playhouse, NJPAC, American Girl Theatre in NYC, nationally on Nikelodeon, in opera companies across the United States as well as locally with summer theatre programs, and all of the accredited musical theatre companies in Bergen County. Her high school students are consistently chosen for the all-state, regional, bergen county choruses and NYSMA as well as being accepted into the major music conservatories and universities across the country for college. For the past five years, her students have won first place in the NYC NATS Vocal Competition in both the classical and musical theatre divisions. In 2008, her students won first, second and third places in the Musical Theatre Division. In 2009, two of her students tied for First Place in the Classical Division. In 2010, they won first place in the classical division and 2nd place in the music theatre division, in 2011 they won the entire Music Theatre Division and 1st and 2nd place in the Classical Division and in 2012 they won 1st and 2nd place for Classical Division and the entire music theatre division! Her students continued to take first place in 2013 and 2014.

Her students are given a solid vocal technique based on deep, connected breathing, freedom of tone, diction, phrasing, line, poise, and performance and audition skills. She guides her students to embody constructive self-talk and creative visualization in a safe, positive, and high energy atmosphere that nurtures and empowers the human spirit!

KAREN BEARDSLEY believes that "Impossible is just an Opinion" and that anything you can see and believe in can be created if you're willing to make the sacrifices. "You can't live the dream if you don't play the game." 

It's all about Passion. A lot of it! And a little bit of luck.


Karen has a thriving studio at Manhattan School of Music in New York City teaching all day Saturday. Her students come all the way from Long Island, Princeton, upstate New York and New Jersey to be a part of the Manhattan School of Music precollege program of study which includes private lessons, music theory, acting for singers, opera workshop, music theatre workshop, sight singing and dictation and piano lab. Karen's students are given the opportunity to prepare a full recital and perform it onstage at Manhattan School of Music.

For more information on how to apply/audition for Manhattan School of Music contact the precollege division at 212.749.2802 extension 6. Auditions take place every May. The deadline for application is in the late fall.


KAREN is now offering voice lessons in the Honesdale area of PA on Sundays. Contact if interested!


Positive, Safe, High-Energy Environment

Freedom of Voice, Low connected breathing, Release of tension and Positive Self-Talk

Solid Classical Vocal Technique for both opera, and musical theatre genres

Monthly Performance Classes

Increased Self-Esteem and Poise on stage

Audition Techniques

Stage Fright Management

3 Yearly Recitals ( including one of classical art songs)

Yearly Competitions

Expertise and advice with college applications, demo tapes, auditions

College Planning

Summer Festivals, Camps and Workshops Advice and Planning

Summer Lessons available upon request

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