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Karen Novy is a songwriter, speaker and vocal empowerment facilitator. She speaks from the heart and guides audiences to deep and powerful moments of self-realization. Her talks leave people feeling inspired, empowered, and valued for who they are and the gifts that they offer. In the past year, Karen launched her one-woman show, “A Hero’s Journey: Coming Home”. She facilitates vocal empowerment workshops to help participants freely express and connect with their voice and believes in the healing power of our voices. She teaches public speaking techniques for accessing and embodying one’s message with confidence and clarity.  ARTS-CURRICULUM INTEGRATION: (MUSIC) (SONGWRITING) (SOCIAL STUDIES) (LANGUAGE ARTS)

Residency [Virtual Option] Building a Song, Telling Your Story

GRADES: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

Karen Novy, songwriter/musician, guides students through the process of transforming thoughts and feelings into lyrics for their personal songs. Karen discusses the power of music to express emotion and delves into technical concepts of song form and melody. Residency Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 25

Duration: Minimum 2 days needed for residency completion, 60-minute sessions

Special Requirements: Classroom or theater space. Artist will supply: Bluetooth speaker, song examples, piano or guitar

Fee: Karen Novy Residency Pricing

  • BASE RATE: $150.00 per class session


  • $600.00 (2 classes max, 2-day residency with same 2 classes each day)
  • $1,200.00 (4 classes max, 2-day residency with same 4 classes each day)


  • $900.00 (2 classes max, 3-day residency with same 2 classes each day)
  • $1,350.00 (3 classes max, 3-day residency with same 3 classes each day)
  • $1,800.00 (4 -5 classes max, 3-day residency with same 5 classes each day)

Performance Exploring Emotions Through Song

GRADES: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, & 12

Karen Novy performs a 45-minute concert/presentation engaging audiences of all ages. This pianist/singer entertains while exploring emotions of the human experience and empowering in the audience the creativity that is inherent in all humans. 45 minutes. Performance Lesson Plan

Max Participants: 250

Duration: 45 minutes

Special Requirements:
15×10 foot space to set up musical equipment; we have a small PA for smaller spaces, larger auditoriums will need in-house PA system

Single Performance Fee- $375.00
Two Performances Fee- $625.00

Workshop [Virtual Option] Songbuilding to Support Curriculum Concepts

GRADES: K, 1, 2, 3, 4, & 5

Through the process of discussing the current topic of study in a classroom/group setting, students will communicate key concepts and brainstorm to create statements that we will then translate into song lyrics and song form. Workshop Lesson Plan 

Max Participants: 40

Duration: 75 minutes

Special Requirements: Music room or Classroom; Whiteboard/ blackboard and writing implements to document brainstorm session; Artist will provide: Bluetooth speaker; piano; Recording capability

Fee:  Karen Novy Workshop Pricing

  • BASE RATE: $150.00 per workshop session
  • $150.00 (1 classroom workshop)
  • $300.00 (2 classroom workshops)
  • $450.00 ( 3 classroom workshops)
  • $600.00 ( 4 classroom workshops)
  • $750.00 (5 classroom workshops)
  • $900.00 (6 classroom workshops)