Background

I have been writing, singing, playing guitar and piano and performing for over 30 years both professionally and recreationally. I am a conservatory educated musical instructor and I've been teaching music for over ten years.

Sharing my Passion

I am a strong believer that everyone should understand and appreciate their own musical ability and be able to experience joy and confidence as they pursue their natural music desires.  Everyone is musical. Whether you're just a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let's explore music together!

My Classes

I offer both group and private lessons, separated by skill level, for many different instruments. If you're unsure about which level is appropriate for you, I also offer placement tests!

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Additional Information

Willow Bella Music offers private and group lessons in the Eastern Central part of Monmouth County, NJ, US, as well as Skype lessons wherever possible. 


Owned and operated by award winning singer-songwriter, recording artist, Karen Mansfield, Willow Bella Music also serves as an Independent Record Label.  Both of Ms. Mansfield's albums, “Karen Mansfield -EP” (2014) and “Thistle + Boon” (2018) were released on the Willow Bella Music label. 


Our mission is to share our love of creating music, songwriting, recording, and performing, while inspiring students and their loved ones to be life long lovers of the music inside and around them, honoring the calling and the desire to share it with the world with passion, integrity and respect. 


We can help you with every step of your journey as an artist as well as lead you through  your songwriting and recording process, including mixing, mastering, album art, manufacturing, distribution, branding and merchandise. Contact us to reserve your time in our studio and start working with the very best music professionals in the business. 


Policies – Tuition is paid on a monthly basis, due one week prior to the first lesson of the month in order to reserve your time slot. Missed lessons are either forfeited or can be made up on a reserved Friday or Saturday slot.  Refunds are not available.  The best chance for advancement is through consistent, structured, routine practice, with weekly instruction, therefore we ask our students to commit to at least 47 weeks of lessons per year. 


Karen Mansfield is a graduate of Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ where she earned a BA in Music. 


She is a member is NATS, NAfME, and MTNA


Her album “Thistle + Boon“ entered the Billboard Heatseekers chart at number six upon its release In February 2018.


Her song “There Was a Girl” was voted one of the top ten NJ songs of the year for 2017. 


She has earned  many nominations and awards including three Asbury Music Awards in the category of Top Female Solo performer. 


Her album “Thistle + Boon” was nominated as top album of 2017 by the Asbury Music Awards. 

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