KAREN MICHELLE BEHN

Who am I?

A teacher,

a musician,

a singer,

a choir director

a mother of two and now……………….a writer!

Born:  Vancouver, B.C. 19– (not telling!) Status:  2 children ages 24 and 21 , 1 kitten/cat

I moved to Kalso  September 2010 after spending most of my career at the Coast.

CREDENTIALS: THE IMPORTANT STUFF! 

  • Jazz Diploma from VCC  1979 jazz voice /piano/ trombone
  •  B.MUS from UBC in 1982-voice and piano.
  • Many years studying voice with a variety of renowned teachers in Vancouver
  • Taught at the Langley Music School: Voice,  Orff music, and Choir.  I attended many choral workshops, Level two Orff Training and Vocal Master Classes. I taught members of the Toronto Children’s choir in Toronto. and performed  with The Greater Vancouver Opera Society (Musicals). I formed a harp/voice duo, Telyn, which performed at Expo ’86.
  • I began teaching music in the public school system in 1989 working with all ages. I have directed many children’s choirs in schools and have conducted both Community Choirs and Church Choirs in Abbotsford, Surrey, Merritt, and now in Kaslo: Kuimba (which means ‘ we sing” in Swahili) is now in its 4th season.
  • I have taught private voice  lessons and conducted choirs for over 20 years. Teaching and performing has been my lifeblood. I bring my passion, sense of fun, experience, training, and love of music to you!

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