CVYO Youth Strings Director and Associate Artistic Director, Karen Sanchez is a graduate of the California State University, Long Beach where she majored in Viola performance. She works as a freelance musician and teacher throughout Southern California.
Mrs. Sanchez is in her 20th year as Youth Strings Director and is an extremely important asset to the youth orchestra program. She has a special ability to motivate and train young string players. Her kind and caring approach to young musicians produces a very high quality of music education. Mrs. Sanchez’s students excel and strive for excellence while learning and having fun. She is the wife of a California firefighter, has two sons and a daughter and resides in Cuddy Valley.