Karen Kirkland Music
Composer - Performer - Teacher - Consultant
Welcome to the website of Karen Kirkland - composer, performer, teacher and consultant. Karen Kirkland is a professional musician and teacher with over 30 years experience in music education. Educated at the Abraham Darby Academy school in Telford, Karen went on to study music at Cardiff University graduating with a BMus degree. She continued her studies, 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 taking up her present post as a specialist music teacher and team leader with Shropshire Music Service. A professional musician with many years experience, she has performed and conducted with a wide variety of bands, groups, choirs, ensembles and orchestras and also as a solo artist, singer, song writer. Karen has always composed original music, writing for herself and other artists. Her compositions cover a wide range of musical genres from commercial pop, educational resources for teachers, to classical settings of war poetry for brass band and four part choir.