PATRICK

KARST

PK Music

Independent Music Professional

Pianist, Synth, Music Director

Composer, Arranger

Accompanist

Patrick@PatrickKarst.com

(YOU CAN E-MAIL Patrick BELOW)

ABOUT ME

I am an Independent Music Professional, currently living in Palm Springs, CA.  I have been a musician all my life.  I started playing the piano, by ear, at the age of 4.  My mother then started taking me to lessons.  I graduated from St. Olaf College with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance.  After many years of classical training, I decided to pursue a career in commercial music.  To that end, I later attended and received  a Piano Performance degree at Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA.  My greatest attribute as a musician is my ear.  I have absolute pitch, which is innate.  It is a real blessing and, at some times, a real pain. However,  I'm grateful for the gift.  Over the years, I've had incredible experiences performing and traveling all over the world.  I continue to do so and am happy to be self-employed and work freelance.  My Bio is included in this website. Thanks for visitng my site.  : )

I am a freelance musician and 

play shows, private parties, country clubs,

restaurants, weddings, bar mitzvahs,

quinceañeras, anniversaries or 

any other event that you may be hosting.

My contact info is at the bottom of this page.

MY MUSIC

Just a few of my compositions.  Hope you like. : )

Mt. San Jacinto Lullaby
00:00 / 03:18
Jubileo de Caribe
00:00 / 02:52
Rumba para Guitarra y Flauta
00:00 / 03:16
Bartrus
00:00 / 05:55
St. Baristo
00:00 / 03:04
Doin the Bossa Fayva
00:00 / 02:57
Short Circuit
00:00 / 01:23
Harry A. Hummingbird
00:00 / 01:41

Contact Me

PO Box 1784, Palm Springs, CA  92263

patrick@patrickkarst.com

702 480 4722

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PATRICK KARST

BIO

 

EDUCATION

B.M. Piano - St. Olaf College - MN

K.I.P - Dick Grove School of Music - CA

Business of Music Course - CCSN - NV

 

 WORK

Musical Director, Keys/Synth player with Charo on tour since 2002

DaKoda Duo – Rancho Las Palmas, Mission Hills, Vintage & Monterey Country Clubs 

Spencer’s Restaurant – regular gig as restaurant pianist since 2005

Numerous Casuals, Bands, Private Parties, Accompanist, Shows

 

MUSICAL DIRECTOR

     Cats     Chorus Line     Phantom of the Opera     Ain’t MisBehavin’     Pippin

     Dream Girls     You’re a Good Man Charlie Brown

 

MUSICIAN

    Masses, Weddings, Funerals, Special Services

    St John’s Lutheran – Palm Desert

    Sacred Heart Catholic Church – Palm Desert

    Our Lady of Guadeloupe – Palm Springs

    St Francis of Assisi – La Quinta

 

2001 - Present - Independent Music Professional

2010 -  Present -  Music Director for Charo

1994 - 2001 - Entertainment Manager – Princess Cruises - LA

1987 - 1994 – Musical Director/Keyboardist/Conductor onboard Princess Cruises vessels

1982 - 1983 – Musical Director for Jean Ann Ryan Productions – Ft Lauderdale, FL

                                    1982 - 1987 – Performed in Frontline and Phoenix Express Top 40 Dance Bands opening                                        for the Righteous Brothers, Al Yankovic, Rupert Holmes, et. al.

1979  - 1982 - St Olaf Choir 3-Year Member

1982 - St Olaf College Honor Student

1978 - MTNS State winner - Piano

 

Patrick currently lives in Palm Springs and enjoys the desert lifestyle. 

After moving here from Las Vegas 15 years ago, he finds this area to be more appealing

with friendlier people in a small town atmosphere. 

He enjoys working freelance, playing locally in the valley and

performing at private parties and events.  When he’s not playing with Dakoda Duo,

you may find him playing piano at Spencer’s Restaurant in Palm Springs, or traveling on the road

with Charo, as her keyboardist and Music Director.