As a sideman guitarist and backup vocalist, Karl has toured all over North America and Europe, performed on NPR’s Tiny Desk, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel, and at major festivals such as Coachella, Bonnaroo, and The Newport Folk Festival. Karl has played with bands such as Lord Huron, Holychild, The Love Haters, Man in Space, and for companies such as Princess Cruise Lines and Disney. He also loves writing, recording and producing music. Karl’s teaching experience includes 15 years of private lesson instruction across all age ranges and ability levels. He has a Bachelors in Music Education from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, as well as a Masters in Studio/Jazz Guitar from the University of Southern California where he received a full-scholarship teaching assistantship. Karl is excited to work with all the talented and hard-working students at Coast!