Karen has been teaching my daughter Kaelyn, 9 yrs old, how to play the violin for almost 2 years now. I am amazed at how quickly Kaelyn has learned from Karen! Karen advances Kaelyn to the next step at a pace that is appropriate for Kaelyn’s age and her level of playing. She is very patient and has great methods for teaching kids how to learn rhythm and notes. When Kaelyn becomes frustrated, Karen is compassionate and very encouraging. I can’t imagine having a better instructor for violin than Karen!