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About the Author

Karen has enjoyed bringing music into the lives of children and adults for over 35 years in her work as an educator and performer. With a Master of Music Degree (University of New South Wales), a B.A. Honours Music Degree (University of Sydney) and a Graduate Diploma in Education (Sydney Teachers College), Karen’s career has encompassed choral/orchestral conducting, class music teaching and flute teaching. Karen was Director of Music at Sydney Grammar (Edgecliff) School and has also worked in government schools at both primary and secondary level. Karen is currently teaching flute to students aged 6 years to adult.

Karen is the author of the popular and enduring flute teaching series The Young Flute Player (method books, duet & trio books, adult learners). She has recently published a new flute repertoire book, Lyrical Flute Legends, as well as a book of festive music from around the world, Festive Flute Fun. Karen has written a book Fun & Games for Music Lessons, together with a wide ranging collection of music card games. Karen is now working with specialists in violin, clarinet and saxophone to create more repertoire for young players of these instruments.

Karen loves helping teachers, and has presented workshops at a number of national conferences. In recent years she has worked with teachers at the Australian Society for Music Education Conference (Perth) the Australian Piano Pedagogy Conference (Brisbane), the Australian Flute Festival (Sydney) and the Music Education New Zealand Aotearoa Conference (Christchurch), as well as giving workshops for flute teachers in Australia and New Zealand.

As “in person” conferences are currently on hold, Karen is supporting teachers worldwide through her free newsletter Teacher’s Treasure Trove, as well as her blog and online workshops for flute teachers.

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