Lisa specializes in developing dynamic vocalists in the areas of performance interpretation, style & technique, songwriting, emotional & mental stamina and personal artist development. After 8 years of collegiate work in the field of Psychology with young adults, Lisa pursued her passion for music as a songwriter and vocalist. She studied under the legendary vocal coach Lis Lewis and released an acclaimed debut vocal jazz album Timeless, which garnered positive press in national magazines, radio airplay and TV/film placements. She was an adjunct professor at Santa Ana College for 2 years teaching the Business of Music, and is currently writing her first book “The CrazyBrave Songwriter” to be published with Balboa Press (Hayhouse) in 2018. Lisa has a Bachelors in Psychology from San Diego State University and Masters in Industrial Psychology from Cal State Los Angeles.
Karis believes that voice is more than just a sound; it is a tool and filter for who we are. By using the Voice & Sound curriculum along with her own experience and style, she has helped her students accomplish opening and broadening vocal range, pitch and tone correction, boosting performance confidence, and helping her students find the uniqueness and individuality in their own voices. As a vocal coach, Karis demonstrates her passion for music and is happy to extend that joy and excitement to her students. Karis is an active vocalist and songwriter. In teaming up with Love & Laughter and RYTMO, she was able to create music that has been aired on national and international TV. Her vocal collaborations are also featured on RYTMO's own compilation album, Moving Up. She is currently singing with Hip-Hop/Reggae band Bright Is My Sun and is working on a solo-project.