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About Keith Karasik

Keith Karasik
Keith Karasik
Music Teacher, Master
Location: Hanover, MD
Speaks: English
Instructs: Bass Guitar, Cello, String Bass
Education: He earned a Teaching Certificate K-12 with his BA from Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1978.
Performance Experience: ORCHESTRAL: Colorado Symphony’s Young Artist Orchestra; principle bass, inaugural season Greeley Philharmonic; section bass Ft. Collins Symphony Orchestra; section bass Colorado Springs Symphony Orchestra; section bass Denver Philharmonic; under the direction of Antonia Brico; section bass Denver Community Arts Orchestra JAZZ and POP: Kitt Andre’s Las Vegas Revue Steve Getz; Getz, Getz and Rich Luigi Appareti Tonk Edwards Louise Duncan Rich Charluce Ken Wright
Teaching Experience: Private lessons since 1978 Substitute Teacher in Denver, Aurora and Baltimore County Public Schools.
Teaching Philosophy: A good educator learns as much from his students as they do. I approach your lessons with your objectives in mind. Music is what you make of it. To help you achieve your goals I focus on three things: 1. How to get the best sound from your instrument 2. How to manage your motor skills in order to make your instrument sing 3. How to identify common patterns of music that drive most songs and compositions.

Get to know Keith Karasik

Mr. Karasik’s music career began at age 10 when he performed on tuba live with his father’s

trio. He continued to play the tuba in his schools’ music programs until he switched to the upright bass

in high school where he played in the school orchestra and jazz band. It was in high school when he

joined the group, Daybreak and recorded their first album, produced by Kris Kristoferson.

A music scholarship from the University of Northern Colorado enabled him to participate in the

UNC orchestra and #1 Jazz band which, under the direction of Daryl Goes, won first place at the

Wichita Jazz Festival in 1975.

After graduating from the Metropolitan State University of Denver in 1978 with a BA in Music

Education, he studied theory and composition at Colorado State University and composed a variety of

pieces including a string quartet utilizing the 12-tone, serial technique.

Mr. Karasik earned a Masters of Music in Performance/Jazz Studies from Towson University in May 2020.


Keith Karasik teaches at:
7550 Teague Rd Suite 115
Hanover, MD 21076
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