Carl started piano lessons at age 8, after gaining interest in music from church and
hearing his father’s CD collection. He played alto saxophone in middle school, and
mallet/auxiliary percussion in high school band. Carl received classical training until age 17, studying two years with world renowned pianist Dmitri Shteinberg. He has private study of ear training and has performed post classical music, at open mics and volunteers in nursing homes to hone performance skills.