Karen Monroe, NCTM (MTNA/WSMTA Certified)

Professional pictureMusical Note Studio

email: karen@musicalnotestudio.com

360-740-8022 (no text)

360-219-6350 (text only),



Teaching Area: Piano, Harp, Organ, Theory. (Online or as possible, in-studio)

Teaching Ages: All ages; 4 on up.

Karen is passionate about connecting students to the enduring world of music. She enjoys students of all ages and abilities whether you are professionally bound or a recreational player.

Teaching Style:

  • In studio, structured environment using on-bench and off-bench activities.
  • Teaches goal setting with students.
  • Comprehensive curriculum and extensive theory training.
  • Music includes traditional favorites from Western European Art Music as well as explores world cultures, improvisation, and music of our time.
  • Up-to-date technology in computer/piano lab.
  • Monthly group lesson to share music with each other and build friendships while learning important music skills/knowledge.

Teaching Schedule: Mondays-Thursdays.

  • Lessons are scheduled weekly (45-75 min in length).
  • For more details, please contact Karen.

Student Event Opportunities

  • Music Artistry Program (Adjudications)
  • Music Literacy Program (Ribbon Festival)
  • Chapter Playoff Competition
  • Royal Conservatory of Music Development Program
  • Guest Artistry Program
  • Community Outreach Performance


  • Nationally Certified Teacher in Music (NCTM)
  • BA in Music (Pacific Lutheran University)
  • MA in Mental Health Counseling (City University)
  • BA in Home Economics/Business with Music minor (Linfield College)
  • Certified Music Practitioner (Therapeutic Harpist)


  • Music Teacher National Association
  • Washington State Music Teacher Association
  • Lewis County Music Teacher Association
  • American Harp Society
  • Music for Healing and Transition Program


  • Former Lewis County Music Teacher Association Chapter President.
  • Over 40 years teaching experience.
  • Over 40 years experience performing solo and collaboratively locally and abroad, in many types of settings.
  • Over 20 years accompanying church and school choirs, English and Bilingual, on organ or piano.
  • Pianist for past 10 years at St. Joseph Church. Past posts include Chehalis United Methodist Church and Winlock Adventist Church.
  • Provides therapeutic harp music to hospice patients.
  • Past students have won local competitions and have gone on to receive awards and become Band, Choir and Church Music Directors, Music Teachers, Organists.