Karen has been a drum educator for 15 years and has been playing and learning the drums for more than 35 years.
From the age of 10, Karen toured Northern California with her family band playing cover songs from the 50’s, 60’s as well as top 40 hits. She was on cable television weekly and received scholarships for outstanding achievement on multiple occasions.
Karen participated in the very first Drum and Guitar City drum off as a minor and as the only female in the adult competition. She made it to the finals placing in the top 10 out of hundreds of contestants.
Fifteen years ago Karen left her desk job as a computer programmer and started her own successful business as a fulltime drum educator. In addition to teaching fulltime, she has taught six all female drum camps and wrote drum books specifically customized for each of the camps.
Karen currently plays drums for Bayside Church, the largest church in the Sacramento metropolitan area having over 19,000 participants.