Karin received Suzuki piano training under the instruction of Susan Fralin (Lynchburg, VA) for 8 years, including 5 years of superior rankings in National Guild Auditions. She has played for pleasure since, serving at church and playing in weddings. Her teaching began with her own children and grew from teaching friends’ children to teaching lessons at Valley Music Academy from August 2017-February 2020. She now offers lessons from her Suzuki studio in her home in Lyndhurst, VA as well as in-home lessons in students homes in the Charlottesville and Waynesboro area. *Due to COVID-19, masks must be worn during lessons and safety precautions will be taken.
Karin has completed “Every Child Can” as well as Piano Unit 1 & 2 classes via Suzuki Association of the Americas and plans to continue her education annually. You can visit her SAA profile here.
A passion for children
In addition to 4+ years of experience teaching piano, Karin also has 4+ years experience providing behavioral and academic support to children/adolescents with various mental health diagnoses in a school setting. Her clients included children with autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, anxiety/depression, PTSD, among others. She also has two children of her own, ages 10 and 13.