Mrs. Karen Bernstein



Degrees and Certifications:

BM - Music Education concentration special ed/French horn perfomranceMA - Wind ensemble conductin

Mrs. Karen Bernstein

I am about to start my 18th year here at Plainview Old Bethpage teaching band.  I received my BM in music education with a concentration in special education and French horn performance from the Crane School of Music.  I have my MA in wind conducting from Hofstra University.
 I am a French horn performer who enjoys performing in a wide range of ensembles from chamber groups, orchestras, community theater and wind ensemble bands. 
My goal is for the 7-8th grade band to create music and perform in ways that they never thought was possible. The children will challenge themselves both as individuals and as team players. The students will take a new piece of music, analyze it, and  work on it in small chunks using their prior music knowledge. The students will perform more then just notes and rhythms on a page, they will create beautiful music and always be proud of their performances.
To the parents, my goal is to create open and easy communication.   The students and I cannot do this alone, we need your support.  Please feel free to e-mail me at . I will have an announcement section on this website.  Every time there is a change in schedule, reminder, update, or a zero period cancellation, you will be notified by an e-alert e-mail.  
I look forward to working with all of you this school year. 
Karen Bernstein