Instructor
Joined in
2019

Karen

Instructor

Teaches Piano, Flute, Music Theory, Piccolo

"If you come to me as a SEED, I will help you grow to a BLOSSOM; if you come to me as a Blossom, I will help you to bear FRUIT."

 

 

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Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Education (Certified All-Levels) from Univ. of Texas- El Paso 
[top 2% of my Class of 1980] Certified Suzuki Instructor - 3 summers of post-graduate study

Favorite Bands

Barrage!, The Corrs, Rend Collective, Hillsong

Favorite Instruments

piano, flute, tin whistle, hammered dulcimer

Performance Experience

Since discovering my love for music during elementary school in the 60’s, I've performed on flute with concert & marching bands, flute choirs, orchestras, symphonies, church choirs, jazz ensembles,... even a German polka band & a bluegrass band! On piano, I often accompany young musicians during their Solo competitions, and continue to play keyboard for the annual Walk to Emmaus 4-day retreats in Texas & New Mexico. In addition to piano & flute, I play a mean Hammered Dulcimer! I've performed in 5 foreign countries (Mexico, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and most recently The Czech Republic). I'm playing or singing with an ensemble or a choir on a weekly basis. I’ve played piano for 45 years and flute for 52 years!

Areas of Instruction

Piano, Flute, Music Theory, Piccolo

Teaching Experience

My teaching experience spans 47 years. I’ve been teaching private lessons (on several instruments) continually since my sophomore year of high school (1972); and have taught band, orchestra, choir, handbells, percussion, color guard, Music Theory, Music History, & Art History at elementary, middle school & high school levels. Having taught in both public and private schools, I bring extensive experience as an award-winning flutist and orchestral soloist, band and orchestra director, choral conductor, conservatory director (managing staff of 20 teachers & 70+ students), composer, arranger, TMEA adjudicator, clinician and touring musician to my piano studio. Students reap the benefits of studying with an accomplished teacher who has worked on both sides of the podium, behind the scenes as well as on center stage.

Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

About Karen

I love working with beginners of all ages and use lots of creative tools & games to learn & reinforce concepts.  My teaching experience spans 47 years. I’ve been teaching private lessons (on several instruments) continually since my sophomore year of high school (1972); and have taught band, orchestra, choir, handbells, percussion, color guard, Music Theory, Music History, & Art History at elementary, middle school & high school levels. Having taught in both public and private schools, I bring extensive experience as an award-winning flutist and orchestral soloist, band and orchestra director, choral conductor, conservatory director (managing staff of 20 teachers & 70+ students), composer, arranger, TMEA adjudicator, clinician and touring musician to my piano studio. Students reap the benefits of studying with an accomplished teacher who has worked on both sides of the podium, behind the scenes as well as on center stage.  
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