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Karen Bonnell is a professional musician touching hearts through her vocal artistry. Karen's talents as a versatile soprano soloist, choral conductor, recording artist, concert organizer, actress, teacher, and entertainer thrill audiences in widely varying venues. Karen has served many churches as freelance soloist. Her credits also include founding a vocal jazz ensemble (HeartSong), helping establish the KidzAct children's theater program while serving as Executive Director at Naples Players, in Naples FL, teaching private voice lessons for adults and children. In addition, Karen's strong commitment to community service has led her to share her musical gifts for the benefit of others: fund-raisers for non-profit organizations such as Hospice, American Cancer Society and Alzheimer's Support Network, and theater groups.
Now based in Tallahassee, Karen now offers her customized musical programs to people in independent & assisted living residences, and those in memory care via virtual platforms. Offering specially created solo musical programs featuring favorites from the 1930's and '40s, Around the World in Song, Broadway all-time hits, and a show reminiscent of USO shows of the WWII era, Karen brings her warmth and engaging style to your venue. Karen is also passionate about helping caregivers use music to connect with loved ones with Alzheimer's or other dementia. She has developed caregiver support programs creatively using music, meditation, relaxation, yoga and stress reduction techniques to be offered virtually. For more information or a private consultation, please use the contact button below to get in touch.
Karen is classically trained, with a Bachelor's Degree in Music from Florida State University, and Master's coursework there in the Center for Music Research. She has a life-long interest in using music, meditation, guided imagery and other healing modalities such as Reiki, aromatherapy, and pet therapy with the elderly, caregivers and for those at the end of life.