Lisa and Brian Flood, (4 years)"Karl was one of our son Luke's first piano teachers and ignited his love of music that continues to burn brightly. What impressed us most about Karl--in addition to his obvious talent--was his ability to adapt his lessons, music selection, and teaching style to our son's interests and personality. Luke always looked forward to Karl coming through the door with his trademark big smile and sincere enthusiasm that he passed on to Luke. Karl made it fun to learn difficult musical skills like site reading and covered a wide range of musical genres, from classical and blues toour son's favorite, musical theater. He also provided Luke with his first opportunities to perform before a live audience, but did so in a way that made Luke, and Karl's other students, feel very comfortable playing to a crowd."Over the four years Luke was fortunate enough to have Karl as a mentor, he cultivated a true passion for piano and music. Today, Luke is a sophomore in high school and an active member of his school's conservatory program. He's already played piano in three pit orchestras and has been hired as assistant music director of a young performer's musical this summer. He also plans to major in music in college."As parents, we always appreciated Karl's business-like approach to teaching piano. He always made good on his promises, charged fair rates, and showed up on time, ready to go. Needless to say, Luke was very fortunate to have Karl as a role model and inspiration."- Lisa and Brian Flood
A Ayanian, 2 students,Piano, saxaphone, guitar(3 years)“Karl is a wonderful musician and a creative teacher. He works extremely well with kids of any ages, making them feel comfortable trying new things and stretching themselves. Karl's love of music is infectious. He makes learning an instrument fun! He has taught our kids the piano, saxophone as well as the guitar.In addition, Karl was always on time and dependable for the 5 years he taught our kids. Plus, they always enjoyed preparing for their lessons, excited to try out new music or perfect old songs. Since working with Karl, our daughter was accepted into the honors high school jazz band and wind ensemble.”- A Ayanian
PJM, 2 students, Piano (4 years)“Karl taught piano to my son and daughter for several years. Both of my children were challenging to teach, and he adapted well to the needs of each child. My daughter has attention deficit disorder and is very hyperactive. Karl let her work with a wide variety of music since novelty of material helped her to pay attention to the lesson.”“My son was very shy and Karl assumed a casual and friendly manner that reduced the performance pressure that my son felt when observed playing piano. Both children were given freedom to select music that appealed to their individual taste which enhanced their enthusiasm for music study. I recommend Karl without reservation.”- PJM
Renee Cooper, Piano, drums, guitar (7 years)
Karl was my son Matt’s piano teacher for 7 years, beginning when Matt was 5 years old. From the very beginning, Karl developed a relationship with Matt that encouraged Matt’s love of music. The lessons were fun, age-appropriate, and challenging. Karl has a wonderful way of connecting with his students as a friend, while also maintaining structure and momentum in the lessons. Matt always looked forward to his lessons with Karl, and was terribly disappointed when Karl left the area and he could no longer continue lessons with him. Matt is now almost 15 years old and a very accomplished musician. I credit Matt’s passion for music to his years studying with Karl.
- Renee Cooper