Phone: (734) 744-2710 Ext. 16408


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelors in Music Education, Eastern Michigan University (double major, piano and cello) Master of Arts, Eastern Michigan University

Mrs. Karen Holmes Danke

Hi, my name is Karen Danke and I am one of the music teachers at Cooper Upper Elementary.  I am also a working musician, so I like to think I bring that unique experience to my music students.  I play cello and keyboard for the Livonia Symphony Orchestra.  My husband Chris and I are the proud parents of twin adult sons, Jacob and Zachary and 1 daughter who is attending Johnson Upper Elementary this school year.  We are very much a musical family:  my son Jacob is the lead guitarist for "As We Divide" (you can check them out on YouTube, Twitter, Instagram, Spotify, Apple Music, etc.).  My son Zachary is currently in the Army, but he enjoys playing cello on the side.  My daughter Addison takes piano and gymnastics lessons and spends much of her day singing and playing with our new puppy Piper.  I look forward to making music with your children.  If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to e-mail me, I am an avid e-mailer and will usually get back to you within 24 hours.


Karen Danke