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Karen Shackleton, M.A.

Adjunct Professor, School of Music
Phone: (626) 815-3848
In addition to public school (K–12) and university-level teaching, Karen Shackleton has served as a church music director and pianist, written numerous songs and piano arrangements of sacred hymns, taught private piano lessons, and worked in local musical theater. She is committed to providing clear presentation of musical concepts and skills in order to help her students achieve their musical goals. Above all, she seeks to honor God through excellence in teaching and in her relationships with students.


M.A., Education
B.A., Music Theory/Composition and Music Education

CA Clear Credential Music
CA Clear Credential Special Education


  • College of Music and the Arts
  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Music


  • Arranging
  • Songwriting
  • Worship Accompanying

Courses Taught

MUS 113 – Applied Piano
MUS 120 – Music Fundamentals
MUS 320 – Keyboard Improvisation