EPTA UK Management

Vice-chair Karen MARSHALL

Karen Marshall first started teaching musicianship to early years children as a 16 year old A’level music volunteer.  With over 30 years practice Karen currently works with over 100 children weekly from age 4 to 7 years using Kodaly, Orff and other approaches.  With a qualification in Kodály practice, Karen is also a training associate in music teaching for The British Dyslexia Association.  She teaches piano as a peri and in private practice with pupils from beginner to diploma stages (age 5 to 73 years).  

An award winning author Karen has 17 publications to date including Collins Music, Get Set! Piano series and Teaching Instrumental and Singing lessons,100 Ideas (with Penny Stirling).  The Piano Trainer series with (Faber Music) includes The Intermediate Pianist (with Heather Hammond) and The Foundation Pianist (with David Blackwell).  A consultant pedagogue on the ABRSM Piano Star Series, she also edited and compiled Piano Star Grade 1 with David Blackwell.  She is the sole author of the ABRSM Encore series.  Karen runs a school choir and co runs the orchestra along with being on the management committee of EPTA UK.   She is a mother of three who is passionate about bringing the joy of music to all her students.  She has previously worked in Public Relations and marketing where she also delivered management training.