All of our teachers are passionate about music and the development of children.
They create a fun, informal, social setting that spurs engagement and supports each child's musical development. All teachers employed by First Notes have completed teacher training sponsored by the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton, New Jersey.
Karen plays second trumpet with the Pittsburgh Ballet and Opera Orchestras. A member of the faculty at the Rogers Middle School for the Arts from 1981 to 2009, she has also taught music at Carriage House Children's Center in Squirrel Hill. Karen formerly taught in the Music Department at Indiana University of Pennsylvania and at Seton Hill College. She holds Music Together® Certification Level II, Early Childhood Music and Movement Association Certification Level II, and Orff Level One Certification.