Karen Porkka

Ph. 780-481-9015    or   Email Karen
Website: www.karenporkka.com

What the artist does

  • Music – Voice, Woodwind (saxophone, flute, clarinet)
  • Some piano
  • Composition/Songwriting, Improvisation


What the artist has done

  • Taught private lessons, clinics, and workshops for almost 20 years.
  • I currently run my own home studio, work as a clinician, and run private workshops including Improvisation, Composition, and Song Workshops.  I also direct a community choir called V.I.N.E. Choir (Vocal Improvisation Network of Edmonton). 
  • Experience working with seniors: I worked at a nursing home in Lethbridge in 1995.  I was part of the Creative Age Festival in 2008.  I also help take care of my senior mother.


Credentials and memberships

Education:
  • University of Lethbridge - Music Major
  • Grant MacEwan - Music Major
  • St. Francis Xavier University, Banff Centre for the Arts - Music Major

Artist comments

  • Duration: weekly or bi-weekly basis and workshops as needed
  • I am a working musician and love teaching all ages. My ultimate goal is to help bring out the creativity in my students. My background is quite diverse and I would be willing to develop programs to suit your needs. I am self employed and my schedule is fairly flexible 
updated 04/14
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