Individual music lessons are usually taught on a weekly basis. Lessons are available in singing and piano.
Karen enjoys working with absolute beginners to experienced students working at a professional level. The key to Karen’s success is to work in a very personal manner, tapping into personality and specific musical interests to ensure engagement and progress. Humour and self-reflection are key elements to any lesson.
The larger benefits of music lessons with Karen are improved self-esteem and confidence; enjoyment, fun and relaxation; and importantly, personal interest, learning and intellectual development.
Karen prepares students for practical exams, and her studio in Appleby (Shine Music Studio) is a venue for external examinations. Examinations can be taken in the following areas: Classical Music (ABRSM and Trinity), Popular Music (Trinity Rock and Pop), Jazz (ABRSM) and Musical Theatre (London College).
Students are also encouraged to take part in public performances, from informal concerts to larger scale gala concerts and solo events.
Karen may also provide support in composition and listening for GCSE and A Level students.
Lessons are delivered in 3 x 10 week blocks in term time (evenings only). The cost of individual lessons is £12.50 per session. Shared lessons are available for beginners and friends.