Meet the Director

My name is Karen Mercer and I’m the founder of Creative Music Academy.  I have over 25 years experience as a music educator.

I earned my BM in Music Education and my MM in Choral Conducting.  I also have additional training in Orff Schulwerk, which is a philosophy in teaching creativity through music.

My experience has ranged from Mommy and Me classes, to Pre-K – 8th grade general music, choir and band, and theatre.  Alongside Creative Music Academy,  I work as a high school choral/music teacher and Director of Music at a local church, both in Maryland.

I am the former Director of Music at First Presbyterian Church in Haddon Heights, NJ and Woodbridge Community Choir in Woodbridge, NJ.

Helping students discover their creativity is my passion!

What My Students Say

My family has known Karen Mercer for over 7 years.  My oldest daughter started taking private piano lessons when she was 7 years old.  Over the years, Emily’s love of music has grown.  Her technique has improved and I can see such confidence beaming from Emily due to Karen’s constant encouragement.  Karen has supported and helped Emily break out of her shell.  Karen’s passion for music as seen through my oldest has now reached my two sons.    My oldest son takes clarinet lessons from Karen and I am amazed at how much progress he has made in a short period of time.  My younger son plays the piano and you can see how much Karen has influenced these children.  My two younger daughters will be taking lessons from Karen within the next year or two.  Karen is a talented, kind, patient and wonderful teacher.  It has been a joy watching my older children learn music from Karen who has truly found her calling.  She works well with families and is flexible.  I recommend Karen to anyone who is just starting out with an instrument or who wants to continue to get better.

Jibby K.

Ava really enjoyed leaning how to play the piano at Creative Music Academy.  The price was very reasonable for her weekly lessons.  Karen was very flexible with our hectic schedule.  She always brought enthusiasm to each lesson that she taught.  I would highly recommend Karen to anybody who has ever wished to learn how to play the piano.  She has strong background in music.  What a beautiful soul!

Nicole C.

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