- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Teaching style emphasizes fundamentals as a jumping-off point to whatever styles interest the student. Comfortable teaching orchestral excerpts, solo repertoire, and jazz improvisation.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 6+
- Teaching since:
- June 2006
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, piano, 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!
Teach group lessons in trombone, trumpet, percussion, and orchestra to elementary school students.
Taught piano, guitar, and recorder to children ages 5-13. Created lesson plans and assignments to gauge progress.
Taught private trombone lessons to non-music major NYU students. Conducted weekly rehearsals for a student combo.
Assisted in teaching general music to 1st-4th graders. Taught weekly group lessons in trombone and bass guitar to 5-6 students.
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Fantastic! He picked up on my skill level right away and tailored the lesson specifically for me. Would definitely recommend!
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.
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.+ Read More