We are very fortunate to have Karen teach our 9 year old son how to play the Violin. He started when he was 7 and has progressed immensely. Our friends, family and we are amazed at how well Ryan is playing in such a short time. Karen finds ways to correct issues in a way that Ryan understands and according to his capability. Ryan enjoys going to class and practicing at home because of her enthusiasm and good demeanor. She is a five out of five stars instructor in our opinion and would encourage anyone that is seeking a Violin or music instructor in general to look no further.