MUSIC HAS THE POWER TO FORGE THE MIND, BODY, AND EMOTIONS. BRING HARMONY AND A COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE TO THE PEOPLE YOU CARE FOR.
Experience the benefits of music as a group
A music exploration program for daycares with Karen.
This program will compliment and reinforce what you are doing in your school in many ways. Music has the ability to enhance a child's language, cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development, as well as a child's natural disposition to learn.
A therapeutic, relaxing musical experience for long term care facilities with Karen.
Some residents living in care facilities go through a wide range of memory, cognitive, and physical challenges. Experiencing music in a group will help them find meaning, connection, and community in their lives.
Therapeutic music program designed for special need/group homes with Karen.
Music therapy can make a strong impact in the lives of children or adults with developmental, mental, or physical disabilities. Goal areas that can be developed in music therapy include: speech and communication, motor and sensory skills, behavioral and emotional issues, and self-confidence and self-expression.
Education combined with passion
Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Musicology
Beginning with the Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) in piano Karen holds a Bachelor of Music and Master of Arts in Musicology. As an accomplished jazz pianist Karen is as much a performer as a teacher, an essential tool for music group activities. Let's not forget the ukulele...
Graduate Certificate in Music Therapy
Conducting music therapy programs for individuals with special needs, she creates a fun, relaxed, and social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child or adult's development musical and otherwise.
Music initiation classes
Needing to satisfy her thirst for good educational music material for children, Karen brings her experience teaching in different settings with children in a fun and relaxed setting and is licensed to teach this program in daycares.
What others are saying about Karen
Our group eagerly awaits her weekly visits and these music sessions. Karen has had a very dynamic and positive impact upon our program. Our people just adore her presence and kind manner. […] She is always cheerful and respectful, and has been able to engage a wide range of folks, (even one deaf-mute person, who we think responds primarily to the vibrations), with great enthusiasm into exploring the world of music and song. Many of our clientele have limited social skills and contact, but Karen seems completely at ease in this “different” setting. I find her a very bright, capable young person with great maturity and wisdom “beyond her years”. […] She has lots of energy, flexibility, and is an extremely positive individual. ”
T S (Centre de Réadaptation de l’Ouest de Montréal)