Ronald James Karle, Composer
U.S.A., Milan, MI
My approach to classical music:
I look for ways to express emotions, and to bring feelings to the surface.
Ronald J. Karle (Karl) began studying piano at an early age. With the encouragement of his mother, a Church organist, and his father, a symphony violinist. He began to study piano with the late Donald Williams who held a doctorate in music performance at the U Of M in Ann Arbor Michigan. In High school Ronald would from time to time play guitar in a local blues band. Later in Washtenaw Community College, he studied music theory and played in the jazz band under the direction of the late Morris Lawrence.
Ronald later studied computer technology and began his own business in the field of data and payroll processing. Even so, he kept his hand in music volunteering to play guitar and sometimes bass guitar in a group headed by his late uncle, Don Karle, This group volunteered their services by playing in elderly care facilities on a regular basis. At age 57 he sold his business, retired and began composing music.