Kareem is a music educator, freelance cellist, and is currently the Director of the Spring Forest Middle School Orchestra program. As a protégé of Anthony Elliott and graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, Kareem received both his Bachelor of Music degree in Cello Performance and Teacher Certification for grades K-12. He has been a member of the Sphinx Symphony Orchestra in Detroit, University of Michigan Symphony Orchestra, Fort Bend Symphony Orchestra, the Texas Music Festival Summer Music Conservatory and has served as an intern/instructor with the American Festival of the Arts Summer Music Conservatory. Kareem began teaching in Spring Branch I.S.D. in 2007 and maintains a private studio of cello students in the Houston area.