Recently relocated teacher looking to start up a studio :) Lessons are given in my well set up home studio located on the edge of the Moyarra Valley.
A bit about me......
Karen completed a Bachelor of Education in Music at Melbourne University. Her main instrument is piano and she studied with Alexander Semetsky, Nehama Patkin and Glen Riddle. Karen has achieved recognition in a number of areas of the music industry as an accompanist, chamber musician, teacher, lecturer and administrator.
Karen quickly became known as an excellent accompanist and has toured throughout Australia performing at events such as the inaugural International Clarinet and Saxophone conference in Sydney, Suzuki Conferences in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide and the Port Fairy Festival. She has also toured USA, UK and Europe teaching and accompanying for recitals, master classes and conferences.
Karen has shown a commitment to music education through her many years as a piano teacher and lecturer in pedagogy. Her philosophy of teaching is based on development of the whole child and focuses on posture, reading skills, tone production and practice techniques along with the belief that every child can learn. Karen’s students participate in
school assemblies, concerts, festivals, exams and workshops and explore a wide variety of repertoire for both solo and duet opportunities.
Teaching positions include Scotch College, Melbourne Grammar, Box Hill Institute,Deakin University and her successful home studio. More recently she has become involved in bringing music and the arts to the wider community through the Casey Arts Participation Initiative (CAPI), in her role as President of the South Eastern Arts Festival (SEAF) which is the continuation of the Dandenong Eisteddfod and through the City of Casey Cultural Arts Advisory Committee.