Karen teaches guitar and singing to adults and children across Australia’s Sunshine Coast. With an early background in classical piano and flute, it was discovering the guitar at the age of fifteen that really turned Karen into a musician. And a songwriter. At that point music changed from a hobby into a passion – it is this love for playing that she now shares with her students, who come to her at all stages in their musical journeys.
For Karen, music theory sits happily alongside creative expression. She is a supporter of formal exams, but her greatest moments as a teacher come from watching her students overcome personal hurdles and achieve their goals.
As well as individual private tuition in guitar and singing, Karen leads several music groups including Unity College Caloundra (where she is an instrumental tutor), Chevallum State School, and a weekly music session for adults based at Nambour Community Centre.
She continues to learn from her students every single day.