Welcome! My name is Karmyn Tyler Cobb and I am a professional singer/actress and vocal teacher/technician. In my journey to become a vocal artist, I struggled to find the proper technique that allowed me to sing both classical and musical theatre. Being a professional vocalist, I had to find something that worked safely and worked NOW.
When I entered college in the 1993, I had high hopes for my voice. My usable range was quite large for my age: G3 to E6. During my collegiate training I began to notice problems: jaw pain that I had never had before, loss of breath control and forced high notes that used to feel so natural. Unfortunately, because of this training, I left college with a shrunken range: A3 to Ab5, I had lost more than an octave as a result of poor training by a doctorate of music.
In 1995 I won Miss Louisiana (Miss America). I was blessed to received scholarship for the rest of school. One of the colleges that provided money was the University of Louisiana Monroe. I decided to take summer sessions with Dr. Weidman. He realized quite quickly that I had been given the wrong Fach and technique for my voice type and encouraged me to stop with my former teacher and give my voice a break. And I did.
In fact, I decided to stop singing and focus on acting. The closest acting community was Dallas, Texas. There I was picked up by the Ivett Stone Agency and began booking national commercials, TV spots and films. Along the way I worked with Don Shook of the (then) Actors Company in Dallas, TX. Don listened to my vocal story and told me about his teacher, Bill Bauer who saved his voice.
Bill became my vocal mentor and saving grace. He taught me how to release the tension of poor training and build the technique that lasts a lifetime! I am forever in his debit as my Angel of Voice!
Along with his guidance and genius he helped me developed a safe, powerful technique for all vocal genres. I’m so confident that this method will work that I can I guarantee your singing and/or speaking voice will be the best EVER!
And, I’d like to help YOU!
Whether you are a beginner and want a solid technique, or you have experienced bad training and need to retrain, I guarantee this method will work for you!
Since 1998, I have taught both singing and acting and have had the honor of working with some amazing students including, American Idol finalist Rachel Hale, Singer/Songwriter Sara Skinner, Actress Molly Quinn, Actor John R Colley, Ark-La-Tex country star, Klancy Johnson, singer/actress Tara Clem and many, many more.
Here are some examples of how I can help: vocal node/polyp elimination therapy, increasing vocal range, eliminating “breaks” in your range, supported sound, vocal muscle building technique, natural breathing techniques for singing, body alignment, conquering performance anxiety, stage presence, song interpretation, and positive internal programming.
More about KARMYN:
Karmyn holds two Fine Arts degrees in Music and Drama from Texarkana College. She also studied as a vocal performance major/theatre minor at Centenary College in Shreveport Louisiana. Karmyn continued her singing studies through the National Association of Teachers of Singing receiving certification in Vocal Pedagogy for adults and specialized training for children. She is a trained vocal diagnostician with the ability to read and understand spectrographs and utilizes this in her private studio. Privately she has studied with some of the best vocal teachers including, Bill Bauer of Dallas, TX, Stephanie Samaras of New York, NY and Dave Stroud of Los Angeles, CA.
After college, Karmyn continued her acting studies in Dallas, TX. At KD Studios where she studied on-camera acting and audition techniques and at Randy Bennett’s School of Comedy, Upstaged where she studied improv. While in Los Angeles Karmyn had intensive training with the Meisner Technique with Elizabeth Mestnik at EMAS. She also trained with some of the best LA acting coached including Chris Holder of Ivana Chubbuck studios and the late Cliff Osmond of Santa Monica, CA.
Karmyn won the title of Miss Louisiana in the Miss America Organization where she won her state talent preliminary as well as a talent award at Miss America singing Liu’s aria “Tu Che Di Gel Sei Cinta” from Puccini’s opera Turandot.
Karmyn also holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Administrative Leadership with a focus on the Psychology of Marketing from Texas A&M University-Texarkana. Intensive studies included organizational leadership, intergovernmental politics, conflict resolution, ethics, social marketing, cultural diversity and quality initiatives.
Karmyn has continued her training through numerous seminars and education programs including Vocalogy and the Singing Teacher with the National Association of Teachers of Singing, Dallas Traver’s Acting Business Breakthrough and Blueprint programs as well as working with Psychologist & Hypnotherapist Greta Lallement, M.A., M.F.C.C. and political speech writer Julianne Shinto.