TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • 2016 - Winter Music Camp Instructor, Phoenix Center for the Arts
  • 2015 - Present Bella Vista College Preparatory, Musicology Instructor, 4-12
  • 2015 - Present Freedom Academy, Pima Campus, Music Instructor, K-8
  • 1992 -- Present Piano Instructor, The Karen Maison Studio of Piano, AZ
  • 2005 Music Faculty, The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos
  • 1983 -- 1992 Piano Instructor, private studio, MD
  • 1981 -- 1986 Piano Instructor, Peabody Conservatory Preparatory Department
EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:
  • Doctoral Studies, 1983 - 1985 Peabody Conservatory , MD
  • M.M. Piano Performance, 1982 Peabody Conservatory, MD
  • B.M. Piano Performance, 1980 Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam
AWARDS AND HONORS: 
  • Baltimore City Piano Competition Winner, 1982
  • Breaky Scholarship, 1980
  • Crane School of Music Concerto Competition Winner, 1980
  • Crane School of Music Chautauqua Institute Scholarship, 1977
  • Homer Fiero Scholarship, 1976​

As of July 2015, the studio is located at Bella Vista College Preparatory, (located at 33401 N. 56th Street, one light east of the Cave Creek Road and Carefree Highway intersection).


Phone: (602) 300-9385

Email: karenmaisonmusic@gmail.com

MEMBERSHIP: 
  • 2005 – Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico, Inc.
  • 2005 – Los Alamos Music Teachers Association
  • 1997 – 1999 Second Vice - President & State Competition Coordinator ASMTA
  • 1995 – 2001 National & Arizona Federation of Music Clubs
  • 1993 – 1995 First Vice-President, Phoenix Music Teachers Association
  • 1993 – 1995 MTNA Foundation Chairperson
  • 1992 – Present Arizona State & Phoenix Music Teachers Association
  • 1982 – 1992 Maryland State Music Teachers Association
  • 1982 – Present National Music Teachers Association
PUBLISHED WORKS:
  • The Maison System Book I, Music Fundamentals for Beginners
  • The Maison System Book I Games
  • The Maison System Book II, Music Fundamentals for Beginners
  • The Maison System Book II Games
  • The Maison System Book III, Music Fundamentals for Beginners
  • The Maison System Book III Games
  • The Maison System Demonstration Video The Odyssey of Solo 

About Karen Marie Maison

​PERFORMING EXPERIENCE:
  • September 1983 Live Television Performance w/ the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
  • August 1983 Debut with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra
​ADJUDICATION EXPERIENCE:
  • 2017 Phoenix Youth Symphony's 57th Annual Young Musicians Competition, Piano Division
  • 2016 Phoenix Youth Symphony’s 56th Annual Young Musicians Competition, Piano Division
  • 2015 Phoenix Youth Symphony’s 55th Annual Young Musicians Competition, Piano Division
  • 2014 Phoenix Youth Symphony’s 54th Annual Young Musicians Competition, Piano Division
  • 2012 Phoenix Youth Symphony's 52nd Annual Young Musicians Competition, Piano Division
  • 2008 Music Teachers National Association Utah State Performance Competition
  • 2001 Utah State Fair Junior High, High School & Collegiate Performance Competitions
  • 2001 Federation of Music Clubs Arizona Junior Festival
  • 1999 Federation of Music Clubs Arizona Music Festival
  • 1998 Federation of Music Clubs Arizona Music Festival
  • 1995 Yamaha Young Artists Competition
  • 1994 Arizona Central District Study Program Exams
  • 1993 Arizona East Valley & Central District Study Program Exams
  • 1992 Arizona Central District Honors Recital Competition
  • 1981 -1986 Peabody Preparatory Department Piano Exams & Suzuki Competitions