A respected and active guitarist, composer, and educator in the Pittsburgh area, Ken Karsh has been involved in music since he began playing guitar at the age of 9. His guitar instructors included Tom Mester, Denny Cameron, the late Alex Radulesco and Joe Negri. He attended Berklee College of Music and received his B.M. & M.M. in performance at Duquesne University. While at Duquesne University, Karsh studied composition with Joseph Jenkins and jazz composition with Michael Tomaro.