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Karen Marguth

Born in Minneapolis, raised in the San Francisco East Bay, Karen has been active as a performer throughout her life. Her professional background includes choreographing, directing, and performing in regional theatres and touring shows, singing in rock, blues, and jazz bands, doing voice-overs and studio work, and teaching dance and theatre with children and adults. She enjoys performing a wide variety of styles of music, being drawn primarily by lyrics, she says. “Any song that has unexpected, interesting, or simply profound lyrics draws my attention. It is the storytelling part of singing that I love best.”

Karen has also worked as an educator since 1986, working as a classroom teacher in public elementary and middle schools, as an instructor for pre-service teachers at CSU Hayward, as a private consultant in school districts throughout California and for the UC Berkeley Writing Project. Her classroom methods have been the subject of two national research studies, and she received San Joaquin County’s CTA Outstanding New Educator Award in 1990. Currently, she is serving Central Unified Schools as an Instructional Support Coach for the Arts and Writing.

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