Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Karen Klages
Karen has been teaching music since 1986 and joined the Eliot team in 1990. She received her bachelor's and master's from Indiana University. When not teaching music, Ms. Klages can be found, well, playing music! She plays french horn in a variety of local orchestras and churches. She recently got into making art in Photoshop and loved to paint when she was really young. She also loves hiking, reading, playing with her dogs, traveling across the U.S. during the summer, and she recently started competitive running in the last years-- 2 half marathons so far.
Ms. Klages loves teaching at Eliot Arts Magnet. She particularly enjoys the excitement of helping
her students learn a new skill like how to play an instrument or how to put just the right inflection into a jazz solo. She also likes the camaraderie of students working together toward a really great performance. An added bonus is Ms. Klages likes the Eliot Arts Magnet staff- they all bring something interesting to the table like different life experiences and interests.