TC239: Hiding Your Musical Veggies with Composer Karen Marshall

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Composer Karen Marshall
In this episode, Karen Marshall shares her story of returning to studying and teaching music after succeeding in a career in marketing and public relations. Well-loved as a composer and best-selling author, Karen has also trained extensively in the area of special needs. 

In addition to learning about her teaching journey, we discuss Karen’s compositions, some of which we will be giving away in our Top Music Teaching Facebook group. So do watch out for that! 

[03:34] Where Karen’s own music lessons started 

[10:08] The reason she pursued marketing instead of music. 

[11:15] Teaching children when she was younger. 

[12:14] Working in PR and marketing while teaching piano to adults. 

[14:28] The catalyst of how she started composing music. 

[19:35] What she did differently in Get Set Piano. 

[26:20] Karen’s current work

[31:13] Tips for managing work-life balance. 

[34:23] The importance of networking in Karen’s work and evolution. 

[38:00] Karen Marshall shares an overview of her books.  

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About our Guest Karen Marshall

Composer Karen Marshall

Karen Marshall is a bestselling author and classroom, peripatetic and private music teacher. Karen trains extensively in the area of special needs. She firmly believes in giving children a sound musical foundation and is passionate about bringing the joy of music to all. 

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