Karim Yengsep
  • Phone 949-316-4973
  • City Irvine, CA
  • Lesson Types Double Bass, Bass Guitar
  • Services Studio Lessons, Sectional Coaching
  • Instruction Levels Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
  • Styles Classical, Jazz, Suzuki
  • Ages Taught All Ages

Karim Yengsep

Equally at home with jazz, Western-European classical, and World music, over the past decade Karim led and played in a variety of ensembles whose repertoire explored the music of Brazil, Argentina, and American jazz from hard bop to fusion, and was a featured guest during live broadcasts on Illinois Public Media WILL FM. In 2010, he executive produced and performed on “Bossa Nuevo,” a CD released by Teal Creek Music (TC-2021).

Karim studied bass at Western Oregon University (BA in Music ‘05) as a recipient of International Cultural Service Program scholarship, and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where he received both Doctor of Musical Arts in Jazz Performance and Master of Music in Double Bass Performance degrees as a recipient of full-tuition waiver awards. His bass teachers include Dan Schulte, Michael Cameron, Larry Gray and, most recently, Virginia Dixon.

Prior to relocating to Southern California in 2018, Dr. Yengsep taught bass at a premier Suzuki violin school in West Chicago suburbs, Western Springs School of Talent Education, and coached Jazz Band Workshop for the Pre-College Enrichment Opportunity Program for Learning Excellence (PEOPLE) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Suzuki Association of the Americas registered teacher and is a member of the Orange County Strings Branch of the California Suzuki Music Association.

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