Mrs. Karen Flanary, Administrative Director and Instructor for South Florida Music, was born and raised in suburban Chicago before moving to Florida to attend the University of Miami. She received her Bachelor’s of Music degree in 2008, and then taught middle school band, chorus, and piano in Daytona Beach before returning to South Florida in 2011. At that time, she turned her focus to early childhood music education and establishing her private music studio. “Ms. Karen” has since been teaching group classes, as well as private piano and wind instruments.
A Musikgarten certified teacher, Mrs. Flanary is also a certified member of the American College of Musicians Piano Guild, as well as President of the Miami-Dade chapter of the Early Childhood Music and Movement Association. She maintains her Florida teaching certificate for Music, K-12, and her primary instrument is the flute. When not teaching, she enjoys spending time cooking, traveling, spending time with her husband and pets, and cheering for the Chicago Cubs.