Karen Kirkland Music
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 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 teacher before taking up her present post with Shropshire Music Service on the Senior Management Team and County School of Music Lead for Shropshire. A professional musician and education consultant with many years experience, she has performed and conducted with a wide variety of bands, groups, choirs, ensembles and orchestras and as a solo artist, singer, song writer. Karen composes original music, for herself and other artists across the world. Her original compositions and arrangements cover a wide range of musical genres from commercial pop, 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.