Karen Van Acker

What instrument(s) do you play?

My main instrument is the violin.  I began playing when I was 5 and haven’t stopped since!

Top five songs?

Though I don’t have a favorite song, I love listening to Classical music and Beethoven is my favorite composer.

What was the biggest “boost” to your musical education? 

Growing up, I unfortunately didn’t have orchestra offered at my school, but there were two big “boosts” to my music education as a young student.  The first was deciding to join a youth symphony program.  The second was attending various summer camps and festivals such as Blue Lake, Birch Creek, and Interlochen.  

If I wasn’t a music teacher I would probably be  ______

If I wasn’t a music teacher or musician I would probably go into radio or at least try to!  I also would enjoy decorating cakes and homes 🙂