Kara is an active performer who has maintained a private voice studio for over 15 years, with students ranging from total beginners to professional colleagues. Kara first started teaching privately in her native Long Island while earning her masters degree at Stony Brook University. She then moved to upstate New York and maintained a studio in Albany and was a voice instructor in the musical theater department at Russell Sage College from 2007 to 2014. In 2015 Kara relocated to Pittsburgh, and in the summer of 2016 she returned to her alma-mater, Carnegie Mellon University, as a voice teacher in the school of drama's pre-college program. In addition to private lessons, Kara is also often hired to lead masterclasses in vocal and dramatic coachings through organizations like Eastern NY NATS Chapter, The Emma Willard School and Hubbard Hall Opera Conservatory and Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts School (CAPA). On the college level, Kara has been a teaching recitalist at The University of Albany, Skidmore College, and Southwestern University. Because Kara is well-versed in a wide variety of music, she teaches a wide variety of singers. Kara's students range from teen musical theater and pop lovers to professional opera and cabaret performers. At Seton Hill University, Kara is proud to be the vocal teacher to theater and music majors.