Karen Valasek

Karen Valasek was the Director of the Early Childhood Program at the Pacific School of the Performing Arts until they retired in summer 2008. She has now evolved that program into her own Kindermusik with Karen Valasek and Friends. She has been a licensed Kindermusik instructor since 1998 and has degrees in both music and early childhood education. Karen first combined her love of music and young children as an administrator of a music-centered Day Care program. She has sung with the Honolulu Symphony Choir, performing with them at Carnegie Hall in 2004. She also loves the theater and regularly performs in a variety of local venues. She has received four Po’okela Awards for her work, including for acting, musical direction, and sound design.