About Mr. Morton

Thanks for visiting my page.  I’ve been teaching instrumental music here at Foothills Middle School since 2002.  I very much enjoy teaching music at this level.  I enjoy seeing our young men and women grow in responsibility and skill during the time they are with me.  My goal is to give students a very high quality instrumental music experience that keeps alive and grows their love of performing music in an ensemble setting.  I work hard to be able to send students off to Arcadia High School ready to participate in the outstanding music groups available to them there.

I have a Bachelors degree in Music from the University of Oregon and a Masters Degree in Music from the University of Southern California.  I received my teaching credential from California State University at Los Angeles.  I have been teaching music since 1995 first with LAUSD and since 2001 here in Arcadia.  I love teaching in this district and being part of a community of music educators and a larger community of teachers, administrators and ancillary staff with a shared mission.

My wife is a professor of education and my son is an AHS grad and is now out in the working world.

I enjoy playing bagpipes, tenor sax, trombone, electric bass and of course my first and main instrument the ‘cello.  I’m a member of the Pasadena Scottish Pipes and Drums Grade 5 Band as a bagpiper and pipe sergeant.  We compete at Scottish Festivals around Southern California each year.

I look forward to meeting you at an upcoming concert or music event.


Karl Morton