For more than 40 years, Karen has been an international pioneer and advocate in the revival of the hammered dulcimer. Along the way she added Irish wooden flute and pennywhistle.
Her career has spanned performances and teaching throughout Europe and Asia. She performs frequently with her husband Paul Oorts, a multi-instrumentalist from Belgium. Her strong commitment to using her music as a healing art led her to become a therapeutic musician, founding Music for the Spirit -healing hammered dulcimer music.