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Karl S.

Piano With Karl, Fun, Sensitive Motivating teacher

Burbank, CA (91502)

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Karl's Tutoring Subjects

Approved subjects are in bold.
Corporate Training:
ESL/ESOL
Spanish
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL
Piano more »
Spanish
Art:
Composition (Music) more »
Music:
Composition (Music) more »
Drums
Ear Training more »
General Music more »
Guitar more »
Music Theory more »
Piano more »
Saxophone more »
Sight Singing more »
Songwriting more »
Language:
ESL/ESOL
Spanish
English:
ESL/ESOL

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Composition (Music)

Karl's own compositions are heard daily on such programming as HGTV, The Travel Channel, Discovery, The Food Network, and The History Channel, and most recently "Hogan Knows Best" featuring Hulk Hogan. He can help students begin or improve in skill areas such as song form, chord knowledge and melodic development. Karl's training is from Bates college where he minored in music, and Berklee College of Music, where he continued study in composition and Music Production. His songs have also been licenced for first use by up and coming pop artists.

Ear Training

Karl has coached students in Ear Training for over 15 years. He uses a roster of exercises developed at Berklee College of Music that provide a logical, and enjoyable progression in Ear Training. Karl accepts students at all levels, and can incorporate Ear Training with the study other instruments, or as a stand alone discipline for vocalists. He finds that Ear Training students begin to hear, understand and appreciate music with greater depth. This discipline is especially useful for vocalists, performers and composers.

General Music

I am a private music instructor for over 20 years in piano, and now drums, guitar, vocals as well. I have a BA minor in music at Bates, and I am also an alumni of Berklee College of Music. I am a performer, composer, publisher and licenser of music. My three original music cd's are for sale on Amazon, itunes and direct sale. My songs have been licensed to HGTV, Travel Channel, History Channel. My specialty is in composition and music theory.

Guitar

Karl has taught guitar for over 6 years. He will cover both conventional sight reading, guitar tab, chords, finger picking, and playing songs. Karl will have you playing at least two chords, and singing along at the first lesson (if you desire to do so) and is great at keeping the learning both fun and rewarding. Both accoustic and electric players, devotees of classical, blues and rock are welcome.

Music Theory

Music theory has been one of my favorite disciplines and passions. I hold both a Minor degree in Music and BA in Physics from Bates College. My theory training continued at Berklee College of Music, and today has led me to continue study through the many books available. I have found many creative and exciting ways to share and apply music theory with students of all levels, especially those in composition. My personal composition credits include music for multiple television programs.

Piano

Karl minored in Music at Bates College, in Maine, and attended Berklee college of Music in Boston, MA. He has been performing for 20 years as a professional pianist, as well as composing for broadcast film and television.
His students range in age from 6-76, many of them continuing on to professional careers in music. Karl likes to establish a firm grounding in music essentials, while enouraging his students to study what they enjoy the most, whether it be composition, performance, Classical or Popular Music.

Saxophone

Karl has taught Saxophone for over 15 years.
Much of starting the saxophone is developing a proper embouchure (mouth position) and strength of breath. He is very patient and encouraging with this process. Your first few notes will then feel rewarding and fun. He will cover conventional sight reading, and playing songs. Karl will have you playing simple and fun songs in no time. Devotees of classical, blues and Jazz are all welcome.

Sight Singing

Karl has performed as a singer and pianist for 20 years. He always incorporates some sight singing with any instrument, and also offers it is a program for vocalists.

Songwriting

Karl earned his degree Minoring in Music Bates College, and continued his studies at Berklee college of Music in Boston, focusing on songwriting, composition, production and engineering. Karl has dozens of songwriting and licencing credits on National television shows including The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Travel Channel, The History Channel. He has presented seminars on the business of songwriting and publishing to the Nashville Songwriting Association. Karl continues to compose today, and has 3 Albums released, all available and selling on itunes.

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Approved Subjects

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