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Hi there,

my name is Uwe (Karcher). Nice that you stop by me. Maybe you've just heard me on YouTube, got a recommendation from someone, or just googled me - by all means, be

warm welcome!

Some information about me

From 1989 to 1995 I studied classical piano (instrumental pedagogy) at the Robert Schumann University in Düsseldorf, but I like to teach jazz, blues, pop, rock and bar piano at least as much - styles with which I have been involved since my youth and which I have practiced with various bands or as a solo pianist.

My classical music favorites are Bach, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel and Debussy. This is of course also due to the fact that these composers were key pioneers for jazz harmony.

In jazz, Keith Jarrett and Lyle Mays are especially close to my heart. Also, Bill Evans, Herbie Hancock, Dave Grusin, Dave McKenna and (as a non-pianist) Pat Metheny should not be missing from my list. If you are missing important names - I know them all.

Transcribe, arrange, compose

I should also mention that I am passionate about transcribing, arranging and composing!


Transcribing means that I hear piano pieces exactly (note for note, tone for tone) from sound carriers, write them down and make them accessible to my students in a professional layout (e.g. Keith Jarrett's “Tokyo Encore”). 

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"Arranging" means that I arrange a piece that was not originally composed for piano (but for example for orchestra, band etc.)

for piano solo, for example "Au Lait" by the Pat Metheny Group or

JS Bach's "Air No .3".


Of course, “composing” means that I also write my own pieces, for example “Fjordland”, “Beautiful Mind” (for solo piano) or “Times Square” (for the band project DECOY).


Not only do I play the piano (although more than 2 million people have watched and, above all, listened to me on YouTube), I also love teaching. The focus should always be on having fun - and with this in mind, I'm looking forward to our first meeting!

And that´s what my YouTube followers say:
«Beautiful. True talent and skill can move us so deeply. Thank you for sharing your remarkable gift.»

_ chuckandtom1 on "ON GOLDEN POND" (Dave Grusin)




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