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Karl L.
Union City, New Jersey
Professional trombonist based in New York City
Professional trombonist in New York City with 10 years of teaching experience to students of all ages! Master's from New York University, Bachelor's from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member of ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and frequently heard in Broadway pits. Teaching style emphasizes fundamentals as a jumping-off point to whatever styles interest the student. Comfortable teaching solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and jazz improvisation.
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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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Master's, Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

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Speaks Spanish, English

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Karl L.
Union City, New Jersey
Professional trombonist based in New York City
Professional trombonist in New York City with 10 years of teaching experience to students of all ages! Master's from New York University, Bachelor's from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Member of ska-punk band Streetlight Manifesto and frequently heard in Broadway pits. Teaching style emphasizes fundamentals as a jumping-off point to whatever styles interest the student. Comfortable teaching solo repertoire, orchestral excerpts, and jazz improvisation.
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!

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2006

Education

Master's, Music

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 6+

Speaks

Speaks Spanish, English

Speaks

Has background check

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Great instructor! Karl provides quality material and excellent feedback that has helped improve my trombone playing. He curates the lessons to my interests while still pushing my playing skills to its limits. I definitely recommend lessons with Karl!

Posted Jun 24, 2021
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He is kind flexible, and has graet tips and instruction to help you improve and learn.

Posted Jun 15, 2021
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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
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Music teacher
Jan 2014 - May 2018
Harmony Program
Taught group lessons in trombone and trumpet to elementary students.
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.
Master's, Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014
New York University
Bachelor of Arts, Music
Aug 2008 - May 2012
University of Nebraska-Lincoln
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency
Undergraduate Scholar Award
May 2011
Presser Foundation
Student Music Award Winner
Apr 2011
Downbeat Magazine
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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Trombone
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