Kari Ragan is not only an excellent performer, but a gifted teacher…

— Ellen Faull, Professor Emeritus—The Julliard School

Testimonials

Kari Ragan is not only an excellent performer but a gifted teacher. Her vocal expertise she has been able to carry over to the many young singers who have been fortunate too claim her as their teacher. It is always a pleasure to be part of the audience to hear Kari in opera and concert performaces. I am proud to have been one of her mentors. Ellen Faull, Profesor Emerita, The Julliard School

It has been a great pleasure to work with and to know Kari Ragan over the years. Her skills as a singer and performer have enabled her to be a teacher of uncommon ability. She understands the process a singer goes through, and is effective at communicating and empathizing with her students. At whatever age or ability, she finds the best in each singer. I’m particularly impressed with her knowledge of both the young voice and professional level voices.. Dean Williamson, Opera Conductor (Seattle Opera, Nashville Opera, Wolftrap and more)

Dr. Ragan has such a clear understanding of the key emotional, physical and musical ways of making the voice sing in the most natural and unmanipulated way. She has helped me enormously to free up my voice as an expressive instrument, and I hugely enjoy working with her as the journey continues through lessons, practice and performance. Neil Jordan, Microsoft Employee and Semi-Professional singer

When I came to Dr. Kari Ragan, I was making preparations to audition for graduate programs. After just a month of studying with her I had already made considerable progress in my singing. Dr. Ragan was very skilled at determining the root cause of many of the unwanted vocal habits I had been accumulating over the years. She gave me a new and clearer understanding of the fundamentals of healthy, beautiful singing. She was also able to give subtle suggestions which often produced a dramatic, positive effect on my singing. Dr. Ragan was instrumental in helping me through my audition tour, both through her instruction and her positive support. She is knowledgable, professional, sensitive and a joy to take from. Jessica Smith, Graduate Student in Vocal Performance

Dr. Ragan is a phenomenal teacher! She has an amazing ability to pinpoint necessary changes to one’s technique that result in huge improvement. She willingly shares her vast knowledge and experience. Lessons with Dr. Ragan are something I look forward to every single time and the amount of energy and attention she gives in each lesson is absolutely wonderful. She is my mentor and musical guru. Dr. Ragan inspires every one. Serena Eduljee, B.M. Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, emerging professional opera singer (12 years study with Dr. Ragan)