Karen Marshall is a classroom, peripatetic and private music teacher working with students from 4 to 72 years of age. Her writing is steeped in her ongoing music teaching practice. Karen is Kodaly trained (via the British Kodaly Academy), a mother of three, former student of the late Christine Brown, who is passionate about bringing the joy of music to all her students. She is published by Collins Music, Faber Music and ABRSM Publishing and also regularly contributing to Music Teacher Magazine.
'Two outstanding new publications are set to become my 'go-to' material for teaching five-year-olds, My First Piano Book and My First Piano Pieces, Puzzles and Activities by Karen Marshall. The approach is perfect for the age group and the author's intention to provide a gateway to music through the piano accords exactly with my own ethos. The pieces are tuneful so I know that little pianists will love them, and the emphasis is on developing musicianship holistically, encouraging children to explore the piano creatively and to sing as well as play. My First Piano Book is a work of art, with child-inspiring illustrations, and the accompanying activities book has line-drawings that children can colour in, bringing back memories of that simple childhood joy!' - Sandy Holland, music educator, pianist and examiner