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Ken Karsh
Works at Duquesne University; Mary Pappert School of Music
Attended Duquesne University
Lives in Pittsburgh, PA
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Another hit! Nice one, Amy!
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So beautiful
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Juergen, I am pleased that you like it! Welcome to my YouTube channel!
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Check out this video on YouTube: my new loop video, that is! Demoing cool iOS apps!
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Nicely done!!
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Kawehi, you are very talented! You brought yourself fully to this song. Keep doing what you do so well!
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Thank you, Amy!! I appreciate your comment and your talent!
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Amy, this is beautiful! Peace, love, and happy holidays to you, my friend. Someday we will play live together. 
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Happy Holidays to you and your family also Ken! That would be amazing...:)
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Good use of everything I taught you :-) LOL! Seriously, I know that you know much more about short film making than me. Good job!
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Come out and enjoy an evening of jazz, drink, and food at one of Pitssburgh’s great Jazz venues!
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Would love to go, but got a Pgh. Opera concert Sat. evening. Sorry, man -
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Love N'Stuff Music and love the videos!
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Musician (guitarist, composer), music educator, clinician
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Music, Music Education
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  • Duquesne University; Mary Pappert School of Music
    Adjunct Prof. of Guitar and Music Technology, 1987 - present
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Pittsburgh, PA
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Pittsburgh, PA - Fairview, NJ - Brooklyn, NY - Boston, MA
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Ken Karsh began playing guitar at the age of 9 and has been deeply involved in music and music education ever since. He attended Berklee College of Music and received his B.Mus. and M.Mus. in Performance at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Over the past several years, Ken has performed live and on recordings with nationally and locally known musicians such as Jimmy McGriff, Barry Miles, Arnold Sterling, Spider Rondinelli, Eric Kloss, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Konitz, Chris & Meredith Thompson Larry Elgart, Joe Negri, Joey DeFrancesco, “Papa John” DeFrancesco, Jack McDuff, Gene Ludwig, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Davis, Michael Gibbs, and Angel Romero. One of Ken’s proudest moments is his participation as guitarist for the soundtrack for the documentary film In My Hands, which was directed by Ann Reinking with music composed by Jeffrey Saver. As guitarist for a variety of Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera musical theater productions, Ken has performed in such well know productions as Legally Blonde, Swing, Les Mis, Jesus Christ, Superstar, Chess, Chicago, A Chorus Line, Parade (composed by Jason Robert Brown, who conducted), Fiddler on the Roof (performing on guitar and mandolin), Copacabana (composed by Barry Manilow) and The Lion King with the Gazelle Company at the Benedum Theatre in Pittsburgh, PA. Ken has performed with such distinguished groups as the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra, the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, and the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra (performing on Mandolin). In 1981, he was featured as the solo electric guitarist in the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Andre Previn’s Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra. Ken’s arrangements and etudes are featured in the Mel Bay and Warner Bros. publications, Jazz Guitar Standards (2002) and Jazz Guitar Standards: Chord Melody Solos and Mel Bay’s Guitar Journals: Jazz. He has authored two textbooks for guitar: Jazz Scale Workout (Mel Bay Publications) and the self-published Fingerboarding Made EZ: Scale & Arpeggio Visualization for Guitar. Ken has recently released a CD of his own compositions and jazz standards entitled Ventana.
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BMus and MMus, Guitar Performance, Mary Pappert School of Music, Duquesne University; Berklee College of Music Alumnus; Performances with Jimmy McGriff, Eric Kloss, Bobby McFerrin, Lee Konitz, “Papa John” DeFrancesco, Jack McDuff, Gene Ludwig, Bernadette Peters, Nathan Davis, the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Principal Fretted instrumentalist for a variety of Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera musical theater productions; fretted instrumentalist for the Pittsburgh Opera Orchestra; Recordings with Gene Ludwig, Eric Kloss, Arnold Sterling, James Brown-Orleans, Bobby McFerrin and the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra; Guitarist for the soundtrack for the documentary film In My Hands, which was directed by Ann Reinking with music composed by Jeffrey Saver; Tenor Banjoist for Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s performance of David Del Tredici’s Final Alice. Faculty member at the Mary Pappert School of Music at Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA; Faculty member at California University of PA; Faculty member for the Duquesne University Summer Guitar Workshop; publications include Jazz Scale Workout (Mel Bay Publications) and Fingerboarding Made EZ: Scale & Arpeggio Visualization for Guitar; CD Ventana available on Alanna records.

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I have a wonderful family!
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  • Duquesne University
    Music Performance, 1987 - 2000
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