Musical Leaves is a collection of superb digital sheet music, expertly curated by Mike and Karen Eaves. As the founders of Musical Leaves, they strive to create the highest quality music across a range of instruments, genres, and abilities, to play and enjoy. In addition to arranging existing musical works, Karen and Mike have included some of their original music to augment the repertoire in the Musical Leaves sheet music catalogue.
Drawing from their combined expertise and experience they have a range of musical and educational expertise, including books, recordings, workshops, masterclasses, performances and compositions. Should you wish to commission a bespoke arrangement, composition, or music resource, please contact Mike and Karen to discuss your requirements.
Karen B.Ed Hons (Music) MA Education is a qualified teacher and a specialist in Music Education. She is the former head of the British Academy of New Music in London, and was Head of Curriculum and Quality for Access to Music. Karen is a violinist and electric violinist who has worked across folk, classical and popular music genres. She has arranged and recorded strings for a number of artists in addition to her own bands and ensembles. While her children were young Karen formed MamaSing choirs creating bespoke vocal arrangements for mothers to perform with babes in arms. She has performed at the Royal Variety Show and Olivier Awards and her recordings have been played at the Commonwealth Games and Natural History Museum.
A professional session guitarist with 30 years experience Mike has a music background including everything from West End Shows such as Lion King and Sunset Boulevard, artists such as Will Young, Chaka Kahn and Shirley Bassey, to film and TV shows such as Martin Scorsese’s Hugo, and the Pop Idol band. Alongside his professional engagements Mike has also developed an exceptional composing portfolio with numerous TV and film credits, and several ongoing writing partnerships and collaborations. More recently Mike has been expanding the range of instruments he plays and records on, and in addition to the more traditional guitar, bass, ukulele, and banjo, he has also added the oud, saz, Greek bouzouki, and bluegrass mandolin.