Karl Lyden

Karl L.

Brooklyn, NY
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Students will learn how to play bass in rock, funk, or straight-ahead jazz settings. I emphasize fundamentals and learning songs and technique by ear.

About Karl L.

Karl is a professional musician in New York City. He plays with ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and in several Broadway show orchestras. Karl hails from Omaha, Nebraska where he started teaching privately in high school. He received his B.A. from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where he became well-versed in jazz and classical. Karl then completed a Master's at New York University where he was an adjunct faculty instructor.

He has taught individual and group lessons to students of many ages on trombone, trumpet, and bass guitar. Karl’s teaching style is grounded in fundamentals but also tailored to each student. He believes that music can enrich one’s life by improving discipline and the ability to multitask. Most importantly, it's fun!

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Merideth
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Fantastic! He picked up on my skill level right away and tailored the lesson specifically for me. Would definitely recommend!

Posted Mar 29, 2017
peter
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Great ....

Posted Mar 19, 2017
Tomin
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Karl is a methodical and patient teacher. He is very much inclined to understand a student's needs and shortcomings, and accommodate and teach accordingly. A practical, inspired educator.

Posted Sep 21, 2015
Laura
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My son, a freshman in high school, has been taking lessons with Karl since January 2015 and it has been a great experience. Karl is knowledgeable, patient and punctual. He has helped my son prepare for upcoming auditions and exams as well as helping him improve his technique and breathing. We have been very impressed by Karl's enthusiasm for his craft and how he is able to pass this on to our son.

Posted Jul 30, 2015

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Experience

Music teacher
Jan 2014 - May 2018

Harmony Program

Taught group lessons in trombone and trumpet to elementary students.

Music teacher
Jan 2014 - Dec 2014

Feed Your Mind Music

Taught piano and recorder to children ages 5-13. Created lesson plans and assignments to gauge progress.

Adjunct faculty instructor
Aug 2013 - May 2014

New York University

Taught private trombone lessons to non-music major NYU students. Conducted weekly rehearsals for a student combo.

Music teaching assistant
Aug 2012 - May 2014

Community Partnership Charter School

Assisted in teaching general music to 1st-4th graders. Taught weekly group lessons in trombone and bass guitar.

Education

Master's, Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014

New York University

Bachelor of Arts, Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Undergraduate Scholar Award
May 2011

Presser Foundation

Student Music Award Winner
Apr 2011

Downbeat Magazine

Affiliations

American Federation of Musicians
Apr 2014
A labor union representing professional musicians in the United States and Canada. Founding in 1896 as the successor to the "National League of Musicians," the AFM is the largest organization in the world representing the interests of professional musicians.

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