Karen Dore   MA BMus PGDip LRAM

A professional piano and clarinet tutor based in St Albans, Hertfordshire. I am also an experienced accompanist and event coordinator.

Welcome to my website, and thank you for taking the time to find out a little more about what I do. If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone or email.

Piano and Clarinet tutor

Are you looking for a music teacher? A graduate of the Royal Academy of Music (London), I am a fully qualified tutor with many years experience of teaching piano, clarinet and music theory. I teach students of all ages and abilities, from beginner to advanced levels. I offer lessons to both children and adults, tailoring each individual's course according to their goals and style preference. More details (including rates) can be found on the Tutoring page.
However, please note that my schedule is currently very full and I am not taking on any new students this term. Some slots may become available next term, so please do let me know if you would like to add your name to my waiting list.


In search of a professional and reliable accompanist? I have many years experience of accompanying students (from beginner to degree level standard) for grade exams, recitals, competitions and auditions.

Event Music

Perhaps you are looking for a musician to provide entertainment at a special function? With ten years experience of performing at and organising music for weddings and corporate events, I provide a professional and friendly service, to ensure your occasion is both unique and memorable.

Keyboard / Clarinet Hire

Interested in trying out the piano but not sure if you want to make a commitment yet? Or are you temporarily without a piano? As a service to my students and others I can provide short to medium-term keyboard hire. Click here for details.
I also have a digital piano available for event hire. Please contact me for details.
I may also be able to offer clarinet hire depending on current availability of my rental clarinets.