Mr. Austin Music

Mr. Austin Music

5.0Exceptional(23 reviews)
Offers online services
Offers online services

About

I've been playing piano, guitar and ukulele since 2004. Since 2012 I've mentored others in music, teaching and tutoring privately and in group classes (including a high school level piano class).

I began teaching full-time in 2017. I evaluate how each student learns. Set goals with them, and create a curriculum that is fun, exciting, and educational. Understanding how each student absorbs information requires a unique approach. It is essential to keep a student motivated and having fun to produce the best results.

I never thought I could love something as much as music, but sharing what I know and seeing how it makes other people happy is the best career path I could've chosen!


Highlights

Hired 24 times
1 employee
4 years in business
Serves Jacksonville , FL
Offers online services

Payment methods

Credit Card, Paypal, Apple Pay, Google Pay, Stripe

Social media


Specialties

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience

Able to read music

Student can read music, Student cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

5 – 10 years old, 11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

Student has instrument

Students who have a piano, Students who have a keyboard, Students who have neither

Interested musical styles

Classical, Jazz, Pop, I can make recommendations

Photos and videos

  • Online Music Lesson
  • Online Music Lesson
  • Online Music Lesson
  • What You See During Piano Lessons
  • Online Teaching Setup
  • Online Teaching Setup

  • Reviews

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    kenneth C.

    Listens well, and seems to have my interest at heart. He seems to have a specialized lesson plan for my needs.
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    May 12, 2024

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    Jeanette F.

    Mr. Austin works well with my son and with our schedule. When we need to change our lesson time because something comes up he always works with us. Great teacher!
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    November 30, 2022

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    Morgan

    Great approach and is patient and works well with the kids.
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    November 28, 2022

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    Dave R.

    Patient, organized, always responsive
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    February 17, 2022
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    Shirley

    My grandson loved his lesson.
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    August 07, 2021

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    Amanda

    Austin has been absolutely fantastic with both of my boys. He shows patience, kindness, and care in all his interactions & teachings with them. Great sense of humor and always with a positive attitude. My boys look forward to seeing him and I hear his name in our home numerous times per week. We are all big fans :)
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    August 07, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    The most important thing to remember is every student is different. We all learn differently, and we are all motivated in different ways.

    A teacher has to ask questions and observe a students to figure out what the they needs to achieve their goals.

    Adapting a lesson plan to each student is essential to keeping the learning process fun, productive, and exciting.

    I have been playing piano since 2004. I studied with a professor at Stetson University for a year. After I was self taught until 2012 when I took a piano class. At which I was considered advanced for. From 2012-2013 I tutored others in the class until the class ended.

    In 2006 I started learning guitar. My journey began self taught. Translating what I knew from piano to the guitar. Eventually I studied guitar with several instructors from a local music studio for 2 years. Having several experts with different expertise was very insightful. It allowed me access to different areas of knowledge which I can now share with my students!

    Tutoring other students one on one in that piano class is where my passion for teaching started.

    In 2017 I began teaching professionally initially on my own then soon after for a local music studio. I have taught 100s of students since then. All varying in learning styles, age, and experience.

    $30.00 - 30 Minute Lesson (Typically where most students start)

    $45.00 - 45 Minute Lesson (For those who need a more guided approach, and tend to ask more questions).

    $60.00 - 60 Minute Lesson (Perfect for someone who absorbs a lot of information, has lots of questions, and likes to tackle multiple sub-topics).

    All students are billed monthly on the first for the combined total of all lessons in the month.

    I first started teaching when still in school. I was in a piano class (mainly since I had experience I knew it'd be a good refresher course). The basics of piano were still pretty fresh in my mind as I practiced regularly. So after being able to complete assignments and play as well as our teacher I was asked to tutor other students. So I would spend class, or lunch periods helping other piano students one on one or in small groups. I found it to be very rewarding so I started teaching a few more students on my own outside of school.

    About 4 years after graduating high school I decided to go into the music industry. I started teaching piano and guitar privately on my own. After a few months of this I was hired by a local performing arts school to teach guitar, piano, and ukulele. About a year after I had the best feedback of any music teacher in the school. I was then hired to oversee operations of lesson quality. After a little over 2 years I left the school and continued teaching on my own. 

    I have worked with students of all ages, and experience levels. I've also spent time teaching kids and adults with Autism, ADD, and ADHD. As well as a few with developmental and learning disabilities.

    Recently I've had a student who has been struggling with the motivation to practice. After a short discussion and finding some music the student is more interested in practicing she has been excelling. Putting time not only into her chosen pieces, but also her regular material as well. It has been extremely nice seeing her interest sparked again.

    Don't settle. If you're not hitting it off with your teacher, don't be afraid to find someone who keeps you motivated and passionate. A teacher can be a great teacher, but every student needs to find their great teacher.

    Be sure you know the answer to these questions!

    What do I want to accomplish learning the instrument?


    Do I have knowledge in a different area that can translate or help me when learning my instrument?


    Am I someone who needs a very hands on experience or just some coaching when I've hit a wall in learning?


    Will learning this make me happy, and how can I stay happy and excited while learning?


    Services offered

    Guitar
    Piano
    Music Theory