Karen Lauffer was one of the best private teachers I had. She cares about all of her students and wishes for them all to succeed. She encourages them to try challenging pieces of music to increase their skill level. When I had lessons, we would work on a piece and then all of her students would participate in a recital, showing off our hard work. If I had not taken lessons with her, I’d have no idea where I would be in my musical career and what my skill level would be. If it weren’t for Karen, I wouldn’t have considered in pursuing music as a career. I thank her for all the help she has given me.