Killian Karlsson has been a professional educator, session player, and nationally touring musician for the past 8 years. Since attending Berklee College of Music, he has played with many great artists including Alan Evans (Soulive, Play On Brother), Beau Sasser (Z3, Play On Brother, Melvin Sparks), DarbyWolf (Rubblebucket), and Miro Sprague (Thelonious Monk Institute Graduate) among others. He is a founding member of the Massachusetts based psych-fusion band Mammal Dap, as well as a member of rock/pop group Polar Planet. As a session player Killian teaches a variety of styles and techniques with a central focus on understanding the instrument in a holistic way. This empowers students to more fully understand the language of music and excel in any genre or situation regardless of age or skill level.
While attending Berklee, Killian also became part of the college’s first Turntable Ensemble, and became a Teaching Assistant for the Turn Table Technique class. Teaching along side two of the best in the field and leading practice sessions for students Killian gained a deep understanding of DJing, scratching, and beat juggling.
As a writer and producer Killian also teaches music production with Logic as his primary software. He also plays and teaches piano.