Karen Whyte

B.Mus,(Perf) B.Mus.Ed, M.Mus,Ed

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Upon hearing the legendary Jacqueline Du Pré perform in Vancouver, Karen became enthralled with the cello. Lessons with Judith Fraser and Ian and Colin Hampton preceded a Bachelor of Music Degree in Performance, completed in 1985. Since then, Karen has completed a Professional Teaching Certificate, a Camosun College/Victoria Conservatory of Music Strings Diploma and Bachelor and Master’s Degrees in Education. She is beginning her certification as a Suzuki Cello Instructor. Karen teaches music and strings in the Greater Victoria School District and cello to private students at VCM. She has worked with both the VCM Music Discovery Camp and the Junior String Academy. Karen performs regularly with the Victoria Chamber Orchestra and the Victoria Civic Orchestra. She plays a cello dated 2002 by Gregory Walke of Paisley, Ontario.