Karen King


Karen King is a third generation piano teacher completing research in the field of piano pedagogy. She is a doctoral student at the Werklund School of Education at the University of Calgary where her research asks questions of identity and motivation with piano students. Her highly-regarded graduate work with Professor Gilles Comeau at the Piano Pedagogy Research Laboratory at the University of Ottawa has been featured at international conferences, in professional and academic journals, and on several piano pedagogy podcasts. She is the proud recipient of the 2012 CFMTA* Memorial Pedagogy Award, winner of the 2015 CFMTA National Essay Competition, and an Alberta Foundation for the Arts grant. She also holds degrees from the University of Saskatchewan, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and Trinity College London. Karen teaches piano, pedagogy, music history, and music theory at her private studio and is an active member of the Canadian Federation of Music Teachers’ Associations. 

*Canadian Federation of Music Teachers' Association