Composer - Performer - Teacher - Consultant
Welcome to the website of Karen Kirkland - Composer, Performer, Teacher and Education Consultant. Karen Kirkland is a professional musician and teacher with over 30 years experience in music education. Educated at the Abraham Darby school in Telford, Shropshire, Karen went on to study music at Cardiff University graduating with a BMus Hons degree. She continued her studies, receiving tuition at The Birmingham Conservatoire, whilst training to be a teacher, at Birmingham University where she achieved her Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Karen worked for several years as a secondary school music teacher before joining Shropshire Music Service. Karen is now part of the Senior Management Team and County School of Music Lead for Shropshire. Karen has performed with and conducted a wide variety of bands, choirs, ensembles and orchestras and as a solo artist, singer, song writer. Karen composes original music, for herself, other artists, teachers, music education projects and commercial business projects. Her original compositions and arrangements cover a wide range of musical genres from commercial pop, commercial advertising, music educational resources for teachers, singing resources, choral works for all choirs and singing groups, to classical settings of war poetry for brass band and four part choir.