Ms. Karen Christensen

Piano Teacher

Karen Christensen

SAA Member


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I’m Karen Christensen, a Suzuki piano teacher in Reston, Virginia, which is a suburb of Washington DC. I have a thriving studio of 40+ students ranging in age from 3 to 58. After 20-some years, I am beginning to get pretty comfortable with teaching the seven books of the Suzuki literature and am very supportive of the recent changes in the repertoire.
I also work hard to ensure that my students have strong reading and sight-reading skills, along with a thorough understanding of music theory.
Practicing piano can be a solitary endeavor, so I strive to give my students a variety of performance experiences, both solo and ensemble.
I have taught many students from age 3 until they graduated high school. Some go on to pursue musical careers, but many became music lovers, and humans who know how to think, analyze, and enjoy working hard and consistently at a difficult skill.
My goal is to help children set the highest of standards, and to support them in working toward meeting their goals—but always with compassion toward themselves and others.