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Karen P.
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Effective guitar lessons with a patient teacher who loves to share her passion!
Specializing in beginning to intermediate guitar. Lessons have an emphasis on clarity and achievement for beginning students, and progress and excellence for advancing students, all while keeping it fun. I am patient and take time to get to know my students, teaching with a combination of standard and classical methods, and incorporating the music you really want to play. Classical? Pop/Rock/Indie? Worship? Whether you're learning for pleasure or future performance, I'd love to help you reach your musical goals. I have a broad musical background and experience: over twenty years teaching/leading/performing vocal music (both in schools and churches); over fifteen years teaching/performing on flute and guitar; over thirteen years teaching violin. I have taught thousands of students both privately and in group classes, in person, and the last couple of years online. My Bachelor of Arts is in Vocal Performance and Conducting, but for the last thirteen years I have taught instrumental students in public school. Most of my performance experience is vocally and on guitar. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the American String Teacher's Association. Eighteen years public school teaching: choral, string orchestra, wind band - elementary through middle school grades. Over thirty years vocal and guitar performance, predominantly church related. I love teaching music and I'd love to teach you!
About Karen P.

With a broad experience in teaching, performing, and conducting, the instruments I specialize in are Flute, Voice, Guitar, and Violin. I use method books best suited to the age and playing level of the student, incorporate music of the student's choice to keep it relevant, and otherwise customize my approach to the needs of the individual. Whether you are a beginning student just starting out or a more advanced student looking to further your skills, I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

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Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2001

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance

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Teaches ages 7+

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Karen P.
Teaches Online
Effective guitar lessons with a patient teacher who loves to share her passion!
Specializing in beginning to intermediate guitar. Lessons have an emphasis on clarity and achievement for beginning students, and progress and excellence for advancing students, all while keeping it fun. I am patient and take time to get to know my students, teaching with a combination of standard and classical methods, and incorporating the music you really want to play. Classical? Pop/Rock/Indie? Worship? Whether you're learning for pleasure or future performance, I'd love to help you reach your musical goals. I have a broad musical background and experience: over twenty years teaching/leading/performing vocal music (both in schools and churches); over fifteen years teaching/performing on flute and guitar; over thirteen years teaching violin. I have taught thousands of students both privately and in group classes, in person, and the last couple of years online. My Bachelor of Arts is in Vocal Performance and Conducting, but for the last thirteen years I have taught instrumental students in public school. Most of my performance experience is vocally and on guitar. I am a member of the Music Teachers National Association and the American String Teacher's Association. Eighteen years public school teaching: choral, string orchestra, wind band - elementary through middle school grades. Over thirty years vocal and guitar performance, predominantly church related. I love teaching music and I'd love to teach you!
About Karen P.

With a broad experience in teaching, performing, and conducting, the instruments I specialize in are Flute, Voice, Guitar, and Violin. I use method books best suited to the age and playing level of the student, incorporate music of the student's choice to keep it relevant, and otherwise customize my approach to the needs of the individual. Whether you are a beginning student just starting out or a more advanced student looking to further your skills, I look forward to helping you achieve your goals.

Levels taught

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since

Teaching since 2001

Education

Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks

Has background check

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My husband and I are grateful and thankful for Ms. Karen Peterson to teach both of our daughters. She is very responsible and punctual. She is very caring and knowledgeable in music. My oldest daughter said that," She is the Best Teacher she ever had." Thank you Ms. Peterson !

Posted May 25, 2022
Music Teacher
Aug 2021 - Present
M P Music Studio
I am currently teaching students online.
Music Teacher
Aug 2007 - Jun 2021
Berryessa Union School District
Full time teaching elementary music. Thirteen years teaching wind band (including flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone and baritone) and orchestra (including violin, viola, cello, and bass). One year teaching elementary choirs.
Music Teacher
Aug 2005 - Jun 2007
Ceres Unified School District
Full time teaching junior high choirs (Girl's, Boy's, Mixed, and Concert), Beginning and Advanced Wind Bands, and Guitar.
Music Teacher
Sep 2002 - Jun 2003
Atascadero Fine Arts Academy
Part-time teaching elementary and junior high choirs, festival performances, and music director for spring musical.
Assistant Music Director
Oct 2000 - Aug 2004
Atascadero Bible Church
Oversight and direction of children's and youth music program, including three graded children's choirs, two youth choirs, and a college vocal ensemble; coordinating all children's and youth performances, direction of children's and junior high musicals, and direction of junior high and college choirs. Other duties included leading worship, performing vocally and on flute, guitar and keyboard as needed, administration of and performance in church orchestra, and assisting in all aspects of adult music ministry.
Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance
Sep 1997 - Dec 2001
California Polytechnic State University
Associate Degree in Music
Sep 1994 - Aug 1997
Cuesta College
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Single Subject Teaching Credential - Music
Jul 2007
California Department of Education
Upper Midwest Flute Association
Jun 2022
UMFA was founded in 1979 in the Twin Cities with the main purpose of being the premier local organization that is dedicated solely to the art of flute playing. We currently have over 150 members from various regions of the Upper Midwest.
Music Teachers National Association
May 2022
The MTNA was founded in 1876 with the goal of advancing the value of music study and music-making to society while supporting the careers and professionalism of teachers of music. With nearly 22,000 members in 50 states—and more than 500 local affiliates—the MTNA is the preeminent source for music teacher support, where members embody like-minded values and commitment to their students, colleagues and society as a whole, while reaping the rewards of collaboration, continuity and connection throughout the lifetime of their careers.
American String Teachers Association
Jan 2021
The American String Teachers Association, founded more than 60 years ago, is a membership organization for string and orchestra teachers and players, helping them to develop and refine their careers. ASTA's members range from budding student teachers to artist-status performers. The organization provides a vast array of services, including instrument insurance, an award-winning scholarly journal, discounts on publications and resources, annual professional development opportunities, and access to collegial network of colleagues throughout the string profession.

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Guitar
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Teaches Online
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$38
60 minutes
$50
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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