Karen first started learning music at the age of 4 from her mom and then her aunt, and by the age of 15 was helping her mom and aunt teach younger kids in their homeschool. Besides music, Karen also attended classes in Speech and Drama, and as a teenager, she coached, taught and mentored younger kids in the Fine Arts.

 

After high school however, she left music for a while to go to college andearned her Masters degree in Business Administration after which she worked in the Corporate world. It was only after she married and had her own children that she decided to rededicate her life to teaching.

 

By this time Karen had acquired a diverse range of skills, which helped her to look back at her own training in Music and Theatre. She used her knowledge of teaching and pedagogy as well as eLearning and Adult Learning to reassess and structure the musical knowledge she had acquired as a child, into a more pleasing and enjoyable experience for young learners. Furthermore, her understanding of Adult Learning and Learning Styles also helped her in creating her flagship program Teach Your Child Piano,which is especially targeted for the Musically Untrained Homeschool Parent.

 

Besides being fun and engaging, all of Karen’s programmes are grounded in her signature method the Transformational Five Framework, which ensures that all learners gain a solid foundation to help them master the art of playing piano in the future.

 

In keeping with the Transformational Five Framework, Karen ensures that in each lesson the child has an opportunity to develop skills in the following five areas

  • Sight Reading
  • Music Theory
  • Ear Training
  • Composition
  • Rhythm/Technique

 

Furthermore as a part of the Transformational Five Framework, Karen also ensures that the learning is supplemented through

  • Worksheets
  • Games
  • Repertoire
  • Flashcards
  • Reviews

 

Besides all of the above, Karen also takes the guesswork out of teaching by providing the homeschooling parent with the following resources, as a part of the Transformational Five Framework.

  • Videos
  • Presentations
  • Lesson Plans
  • Practice Plans
  • One on One Support

 

It is Karen’s dearest wish that all children, irrespective of their background are able to experience the joy of music in their homeschool. And to this end, it is her vision to reach out to a million or more moms’/parents’ who have always dreamed of teaching their kids music, but couldn’t do so because they were not taught music as kids.