Pierre Karlsson

Pierre Karlsson guitar mandolin ukulele lessons Los AngelesI am a Swedish-born guitarist and songwriter who has lived in Los Angeles for the past 13 years.  I was influenced by many American rock bands/artists like the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Black Crows, The Doors, Pearl Jam, Jimi Hendrix, Van Halen, Rage Against the Machine, Primus and many others. I toured/recorded with my own band, Fishlips, that placed first in a national music competition in Sweden.

I graduated from the Guitar Institute of Technology within The
Musicians Institute
in 1999 with an award for Best Recording Project.
During my tenure at MI, I had the opportunity to study with such
esteemed artists as Scott Henderson, Robben Ford, Carl Verhayen and
Paul Gilbert.

I collaborated in projects with producers such as Daniel Mendez (Lit,
Dashboard Confessional) and Billy Sullivan (Trekkies, The Nature Of
Existence). I have been teaching guitar for more than 10 years at various
schools in LA, and remain an active, sought-after performer and studio

I sidelined on the movie “I Love You Man,” and you can hear my playing
in the movie “The Nature of Existence” and on the TV show “Curb Your

I wrote music for Ted Nugent’s reality show, “Running Wild,” on Country Music Television.  Currently I write music for various other television shows, and I’m a member of Centerfold, an 80s cover band  that performs all over Southern California.