Karen has a B.A. in Music Education and has run her own business Karen's School of Music for 25 years! We just celebrated our 25 years Karen's Schools of music with a big Recital!!Karen is comfortable teaching all methods: Faber and Faber, Bastien, Alfred, Suzuki, etc. We will find the best method that works for your student!
Being a Music Teacher in Elk River and St. Paul Area Schools, I teach Orff instruments, teach classroom Music, and Direct Choirs and Concerts. This gives me a tremendous background in all approaches to
Teaching Music. Having half my Masters in Music Education, my Piano and Voices have won State, and National Music Contests! I even have one International Piano Contest winner, and was awarded Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award 2 years in a row!
Learning in the home, they become very comfortable in playing the piano, and have opportunities to sing and perform for other students in occasional groups lessons. There are opportunities to perform in recitals monthly, and earn theory and performance certificates through St. Paul Piano Teachers Assoc. We perform at Mall of America at Christmas time, and have a large Recital at the end of the year!
Your student will love Piano lessons and will learn quickly with daily practice! :)
*** Lesson Details ***
We start warming up with technique and scales, quickly reviewing our theory.
Students play 2-3 pieces from their Lesson books of Faber & Faber, Suzuki, Bastien, Alfred, or whatever works best for them. These are fun repertoire pieces they will enjoy playing.
We finish the lesson with a special Performance piece they are working on, or Melody Bober, Robert Vandall, Martha Mier, Catherine Rollins specialty pieces. We even play duets!
Students will love lessons and feel a sense of accomplishment as they enjoy singing &/or playing the piano! :)
They will want their friends to join along! :)
*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano in the Living room.
*** Specialties ***
Suzuki, Faber & Faber, Bastien, State and National Music Teacher's Association Theory, skill, and repertoire standards, and State Competition with Minnesota Music Teacher's Association.
Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching since 1993
Music Education BA from College of St. Catherine
According to my daughter who is taking lessons " My instructor is pretty Chill" :)
Just started the lessons and already notice significant improvement . Looking forward to future lessons
- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Singing lessons are very special, because the student's voice is their instrument! We learn proper posture, good breathing technique, free head voice singing for proper pitch placement and good tone quality and resonance. Students can pick their style of music and even the songs they'd like to sing. Typically students like to sing show tunes, folk songs, and musicals. Italian Arias are good to learn pure vowel sounds, free head voice, diction, and study excellent classics. Students have fun as they learn to be the best singer they can be! :)
College of St. Catherine
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