Kareem's teaching and performing career began upon graduating from Berklee College of Music in 2002. Since then, his musical efforts and passions have encompassed several distinct trades and titles.
Trades and titles that include:
Performing & Recording as a freelance studio/session guitarist in Los Angeles and New Orleans.
Working as a instructor/educator in association with various music schools, music academies and private & public K-12 institutions.
Performing within varying styles/genres that include - classical chamber music, casino circuit Funk & R&B bands, Jazz combos, Big Band Orchestras, tribute bands and solo guitar performance.
Being a former owner/operator/instructor of a music school/instrument retail store in his native Los Angeles.
Kareem lessons are rooted in fostering critical thinking, proper analysis, nurturing a strong work ethic, instituting technical efficiency and repertoire building.
Elaina has taught music for almost twenty years, working mostly as an elementary music specialist for the Highline Public Schools where she now teaches choir.
She studied Music Education at Seattle Pacific University (1998) and has a Master’s in Education from Lesley University (2003). Her musical experience includes leading worship in local area churches, teaching individual and group lessons in piano, voice and guitar, singing with her church choir, and occasionally at open mic nights.