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Karen has taught one to one music lessons and workshops in guitar, voice and songwriting since 1987. She has undertaken many musical studies both formally and informally and in addition to music specific competencies she holds a diploma in Facilitation from Zenergy Global.
In addition to a lifetime of experience as a performer Karen has a Masters of Music in Composition (with first class Honours) from the University of Auckland where she also taught on the Popular Music programme for several years. Karen has also taught music privately and lectured a M.A.I.N.Z ( Music and Audio Institute of New Zealand).
Karen has presented Facilitation training process workshops at transformational festivals in New Zealand over the last 5 years and considers this work to be an important part of her contribution to our shared evolution.
Student comment :
Kāren is highly tuned in to the creative potential of a person, the blocks that might be in the way and the mood of the day. In her unique, gentle and wise way she is able to facilitate a shift that allows me to be in the space where I can connect to my creativity and give voice to the things that want to come forth. She supports expression of self in ways that keep surprising me and that have made me grow, not only in regards to my original intention of wanting to learn to sing.
Kāren and I have worked together face to face and also on Skype. I highly enjoy coming to visit Karen in her little creative hub, with all her tools and instruments that allow playing and improvising etc. But I also love the flexibility that Skype classes offer and sometimes it is nice to be physically in your own space while working on something. Kath.