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Karen Maxson

A longtime musician, Karen added ukulele to her instrument repertoire in 2010, playing it as a reward for practicing her cello. She began as many do – strumming and singing in the privacy of her home – and it didn’t take long for her to realize she’d rather be playing the ukulele than the cello (apologies to the cello teacher). Three years later, she moved from California to Springfield, Missouri and began facilitating Springfield’s Queen City Ukulele Club at its twice-monthly uke jams. In March 2015, she began Uke 66 as a way to provide ukulele instruction to adults who want to learn how to play. In July 2015, she enrolled in the prestigious James Hill Ukulele Initiative, a three-year ukulele teacher training and accreditation program taught by world-renowned ukuleleist James Hill.
Karen received her Bachelor Degree in Journalism from the University of Southern California, and her Master Degree in Leadership from St. Mary’s College of California. In her career as a government agency manager, she enjoyed creating training programs for employees who were charged with implementing new public programs. Designing a positive learning environment for the employees introduced her to the adult learner community. She continued her experience in this area as an adjunct college instructor.