Karissa Swanson is an active musician and music educator in the Denver Area. Karissa is Program Manager for the nonprofit Education Through Music- Colorado. Her favorite role is coaching music teachers as they start brand new music programs in underserved public schools. Additionally, Karissa serves as an affiliate faculty at Metro State University, where she supervises music education student teachers in the field. Karissa loves to perform and create music, and is most inspired at the piano. When she’s not making music or teaching, Karissa loves adventures, mountain biking, creating delicious vegan meals, running, practicing yoga, learning, photography, and creating.