Karl Kramer

Karl K.

New York, NY
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Karl delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
August 1994

Will travel further than listed by special arrangement (call take lessons to inquire) - especially via easy public transit. Professional internationally touring musician for 20+ years, Classical, Broadway, Experimental, Early music. Bachelor of Music; Norwegian State Academy, Master's of Music; Mannes College of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts; Stony Brook University (expected completion Spring 2015). Faculty positions held at Rowan University, NJ, University of Tennessee, TN, University of Akron, OH, International Festival Institute, TX, Siena Summer Music, Siena, Italy


Faculty member
Aug 2009 - Present
Siena Summer Music, Italy

Coach chamber music, conduct chamber orchestra

Jan 2006 - Present
Dorian wind quintet

International touring chamber group

Jan 2002 - Present
Jupiter chamber players

International touring chamber group

Faculty member
Jun 2009 - Jun 2015
International Festival Institute, Round Top

Teach applied horn, lead sectionals, coach chamber music

Lecturer of Horn
Aug 2013 - May 2014
University of Akron

Teaching applied horn, horn ensemble

Lecturer of Horn
Aug 2011 - Jul 2013
University of Tennessee

Teaching applied horn, horn ensemble, brass ensemble

Adjunct Professor of Horn
Jan 2005 - May 2012
Rowan University

Teaching applied Horn, horn ensemble and methods.

Aug 1996 - Jan 1997
Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra

Internationally renowned orchestra

principal horn
Aug 1994 - Jul 1996
Esbjerg Ensemble, Denmark

International touring chamber group - also orchestra and teaching/coaching at Vestjysk Music Conservatory


Aug 2013 - Dec 2015
Stony Brook University
Master of Music
Jan 1997 - May 1998
Mannes College of Music
Bachelor of Music
Aug 1989 - May 1994
Norwegian State Academy


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Working grant
Feb 2010
Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance
Cultural Award
Sep 2001
American-Scandinavian Society
Aug 1999
American Horn Competition
Aug 1997
American Horn Competition
Oct 1993
Scandinavian Horn Competition

Photos & Videos

live performance of the notorious Haydn Divertimento a Tre
Photo by Karl K.

live performance of Sigurd Berge's "Hornlokk"

22 Reviews

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Susan Aug 15, 2019
Norwegian · Online

Excellent experience. Persistent getting through technology challenges. Enjoyable lessons. Great teacher.

Denise G. Jul 14, 2019
Norwegian · Online

As others have stated Karl is very patient with a new learner. His explanations are thorough and understandable. I make progress from lesson to lesson (for the most part) and look forward to the next lesson.

LYNN Jul 14, 2019
Bridge · Online

Karl explained everything. It was great.

Denise G. May 6, 2019
Norwegian · Online

Azmina M. Jan 24, 2019
Bridge · Online

Patient, easy to ask him questions, a good instructor.

Azmina M. Jan 20, 2019
Bridge · Online

I was nervous but once I started learning and he was patient and answered many questions, I felt right at ease.

Lars S. Nov 30, 2018
Norwegian · Online

Great first lesson, look forward to more ...

James Sep 4, 2018
Bridge · Online


Alison Sep 1, 2018
Bridge · Online

Our first lesson was very informative. I am looking forward to our next lesson.

James Aug 28, 2018
Bridge · Online

very clear and easy to understand thanks

Liz Sanders Feb 16, 2018
Norwegian · In home

Awesome lesson! Really helpful intro to Norwegian in preparation for my trip.

Denise Nov 3, 2017
Bridge · Online

Karl was explained things in a way I completely understood. He patiently and thoroughly addressed all my questions; and, didn't mind my interruptions or requests to repeat himself.

Ed Oct 6, 2017
Bridge · In studio

Full of information

Michael Aug 23, 2017
Bridge · Online

A very helpful session!

Eve Aug 4, 2017
Norwegian · In studio

Excellent Norwegian teacher. I can highly recommend Karl!

Valeria W. Feb 26, 2017
Norwegian · Online

He really caters to your own needs and methods of learning. He is incredibly flexible, thorough, and complete with his lessons. Would totally recommend him if interested in learning Norwegian.

Carl Feb 4, 2017
French Horn · Online

Very enjoyable first online lesson!

Susan Jan 28, 2017
Bridge · In home

Excellent teacher! Karl broke down elements of the game into digestible parts, explained logic and tactics very clearly. Very helpful doing simulation together, so not talking at me as I think some instructors do. Engaging and patient...definitely recommend!

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Joseph Jan 27, 2017
Bridge · Online

Started slowly - but got into the strategy pretty clearly. Made the overall idea clear. Good added info for work toward next lesson.

Martha Nov 6, 2016
Bridge · Online

Karl did an exceptional job explaining the basics in our first lesson. I am looking forward to the others

Cheryl E. Aug 12, 2016
Bridge · Online

Great lesson. Karl is patient and an expert. I enjoyed my lesson immensely.

Mary Jane M. Mar 18, 2016
Bridge · Online

Karl was clear and easy to understand. We are looking forward to the next lesson.

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