Matthew Karnstedt is a proud alumnus of Libertyville High School, and is pleased to be back teaching at his alma mater. As an enthusiast of all types of music, he is happy to work within both the band and orchestra programs at LHS, and has enjoyed the challenge of taking on the Electronic Music and AP Music Theory courses. In addition, he teaches the jazz bands and assists with Marching Wildcats.
Mr. K graduated Cum Laude from Butler University in Indianapolis with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education with a Concentration in Jazz Studies and holds a Masters in Music Education from the University of Illinois. As a saxophonist and performer of a broad range of styles, he maintains an active schedule in the Chicagoland area in various jazz, funk, and soul groups. He is currently a member of the National Association for Music Education, the Illinois Music Educators Association, and the Jazz Education Network.