TEACHING EXPERIENCE:
  • 2017 - Grand Canyon University Dual Enrollment Instructor, Music Appreciation
  • 2016 - Winter Music Camp Instructor, Phoenix Center for the Arts
  • 2015 - Present Bella Vista College Preparatory, Musicology Instructor, 4-12
  • 2015 - Present Freedom Academy, 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
​ADJUDICATION EXPERIENCE:
  • 2018 Phoenix Youth Symphony's 58th Annual Young Musicians Competition, Piano Division
  • 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
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​
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 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

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