Karen began teaching 30 years ago at an independent music school owned by her music teacher, becoming one of the youngest Yamaha tutors in the country.
In addition to teaching all age groups, her Yamaha work also involved presenting music workshops in primary schools nationwide, planning and delivering initial teacher training, follow-up seminars and quality assuring the work of other teachers.
Karen has taught in both the public and private sectors in various music schools throughout the North West as well as owning and running her own schools. She joined Dawsons in 1994 to run their classes in Wigan before moving to the Altrincham School in 1999.
More recently, she has taken the responsibility for the co-ordination of music in two primary schools in Southport, delivering whole class music to KS1 and KS2 using 'Voices Foundation' techniques. She also holds the position of Early Years music teacher at Yarrow House in Southport.