Karen Lauffer took me on as a student when I was 16, a very beginner. In the 2 years I took lessons from her, I was inspired to truly appreciate classical music, and she opened my eyes up to how rewarding and gratifying learning an instrument can be. The performance opportunities she gave me at her studio recitals was very valuable; I got experience playing in front of a group of people as well as a great boost of confidence and focus. Karen inspired me to pursue a career in music just like her, and now as a public school and private lesson teacher in music, I can’t thank her enough!