Karen is the author of three books on music, and articles on subjects ranging from interviews with great performers to keyboard technique to pedagogy to music-themed travel.
A New York Times best-selling author, she also writes extensively about travel and the outdoors. For a complete book list, please go to her author’s page.
Alpha Books, 2011
Karen wrote, and composed and recorded the music for, this book of piano exercises, which introduces the reader to a wide range of piano technique.
Alpha Books, 2010
How to market, operate, and manage an independent music teaching studio.
Alpha Books, 2006
Ever wonder how people can “just sit down and play songs” on the piano? This book reveals the secrets to “faking” it — playing by means of chords symbol.s. But shhhh… don’t let anyone tell you it’s “music theory.”
RECENT MUSIC ARTICLES
Berkshire Magazine: Fiddling Around
Violinist Erika Ludwig starts a string education and community music making festival in the Berkshires. (Spring, 2016)
NBCNews.com (from Forbestraveler.com) America the Musical
America’s top music cities, past and present
Buckettripper.com: Honoring the Music Makers
At Nashville’s Musicians Hall of Fame, it’s the sidemen who get the glory.
WellsFargoConversations.com: Rock and Roll Fantasy Camp
Becoming a rock star for a day is fantasy – AND reality — as fantasy campers take the stage, for real.
Buckettripper.com: Picnicking and Concert Going at Tanglewood
How to enjoy an evening at Massachusetts’ iconic summer music festival.
Karen began her career as an assistant editor at the Instrumentalist Company, which then published The Instrumentalist, Clavier, and Accent on Music magazines. She wrote and edited for all three, co-managed Accent, and received a Distinguished Achievement Award from EdPress for an interview with flutist James Galway. She also freelanced music stories for Keyboard and Frets magazines, as well as for newspapers and general interest publications. For more extensive information about Karen’s writing on all subjects, please visit her writing website.