Karen Smith

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Guildhall Young Artists Norwich
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Karen Smith was born in London in 1970 and had her first encounter with a musical instrument, a four-stringed guitar, at the age of 4. Since then she hasn’t really stopped playing, be it piano, clarinet, saxophone, guitar or percussion!

During her teenage years, Karen played in the Norfolk County Youth Orchestra & Wind Band, the National Scout & Guide Concert Band and the National Scout & Guide Orchestra. Her first appearance on a vinyl record was with the NS&G Concert Band in 1983. This experience cemented her love of music and made a career choice very easy.

Professionally, she has been lucky enough to work with many outstanding musicians all over the world but is now happily settled back in Norfolk. She teaches both privately and for GYA Norwich as well as accompanying singers and instrumentalists. www.knjsmusic.co.uk