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!