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Meet Karyn, International Vocal and Songwriting Coach.

Hi, I'm Karyn.

I'm a creative at heart, meaning I enjoy everything creative! I love to share my passion for voice, songwriting and music with others and support their unique journey. My virtual studio enables me to reach far and wide to work with singers and songwriters internationally. I mostly work with people in USA, UK, and New Zealand, also stretching as far as Croatia and Cayman Islands.


I specialise in contemporary voice and songwriting with adults and train internationally. Mindset is hugely important in these fields, so you can expect an emphasis there if you're working with me. Fear is a common limiting factor, so I've trained in NLP to support my clients/students at next level.


I enjoy playing the ukulele and singing in a local group which keeps me connected in the community. I also like playing some guitar and piano, but singing was always a huge passion of mine. I sung in school choirs and performed solo's from a young age at primary school. I started writing songs as an adult, the first one I remember writing was around 2010. You can also find me swimming, enjoying nature or attempting to upcycle furniture!


I'm known for helping students grow in confidence, advocating for their voice (including healthy production) and guiding their increase in skill and technique. I'm passionate about helping people find their true, authentic and unique voice, both internally and externally, whether vocally, in their songwriting, or both!


Karyn Van Dam, gained recognition from a national songwriting competition, judged international singing competitions and has written/reviewed for a national music magazine. In addition, she's written (and co-written), performed, recorded,  produced and published music.


  • Bachelor of Media Arts Music (Hons); Specialisation - Singer Songwriter


  • Diploma in Performing Arts

  • Bachelor of Business in Marketing with media



  • Multiple voice models - international and ongoing training

  • Berklee: Ear/Aural Training, Music Production, Music Theory

  • Auckland Performing Arts Centre: Musical Theatre and Singing

  • New Zealand Voiceover Academy

  • Multiple private training forms, eg vocals, piano, guitar, ukulele, music theory, songwriting and artistry


Training and Education

  • Postgraduate: Bachelor of Media Arts Music (Hons) - Specialisation: Singer Songwriter

  • Diploma in Performing Arts

  • Speech Level Singing

  • Ongoing Estill Voice Training & Development

  • Voiceover

  • Ear Training/Aural Skills

  • Music Theory

  • Musical Theatre

  • Music Production / Electronic Music Production

  • Bachelor of Business (Marketing, Media Studies)

Teaching Experience

  • Voice/Vocals/Singing

  • Ukulele

  • Theatre

  • Piano - beginner to intermediate

  • Guitar - beginner to intermediate

  • Music theory

  • Coaching for Mindset, Creativity, Performance and Confidence

  • Adults, Children, Adolescents and Teachers

  • Visting Schools

  • Guest Instruction

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