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
Harry A. Hummingbird
00:00 / 01:41
Doin the Bossa Fayva
00:00 / 02:57
Short Circuit
00:00 / 01:23

Contact Me

PO Box 1784, Palm Springs, CA  92263

patrick@patrickkarst.com

702 480 4722

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PATRICK KARST

Independent Music Professional

Pianist/Keyboardist/Musical Director/Conductor/Composer

 

Education

B.M. Piano   St. Olaf College – MN

KIP – Dick Grove School of Music – CA

CCSN – Business of Music - NV

 

Credits

Musical Director, Keys/Synth player with CHARO, since 2002

  DaKoda Duo – Rancho Las Palmas, Mission Hills, Vintage, Monterey,

Palm Valley, Desert Horizons, Eldorado, Big Horn, The Reserve, Ironwood Country Clubs  

Spencer’s Restaurant – regular gig as restaurant pianist 2005 - 2020

Bighorn Canyons Steakhouse – regular gig as restaurant pianist 2018 – present

Pianist/Organist St John’s Lutheran, Sacred Heart Church and St Francis of Assisi  2008 - present

Numerous Casuals, Bands, Private Parties, Accompanist, Shows, Music Director, Composer

 

 

2001 – Present – Independent Music Professional

2002 – Present – Music Director/Keyboardist with 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

1978 – McDonald’s All-American High School Band - Trumpet

 

Patrick enjoys working freelance, playing locally in the valley and performing

at private parties and events.  He likes the free-style life and creativity, not behind a desk. 

When he’s not playing locally in the Southern California region,

you may find him touring with

Charo, as her keyboardist and Music Director, or in

DaKoda Duo, playing private parties, events and country clubs.