Blackbird Music

Blackbird Music

5.0
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

With a background teaching kids and adults for over ten years, I’ve been able to coach musicians of all calibers how to take their skills to the next level and beyond.

It doesn't matter if you are just beginning or are working on getting ready for the studio, having worked with all ages and skill levels, I show my students the fundamentals and skills they strive to achieve all while working with their schedule and towards the music they want to play!

Need lessons in-home?

No problem.

Need a space to get away from distractions?

I can take care of that too. 

Not local? 

With customized pre-recorded lessons or a live GoogleHangouts/FaceTime session for real-time feedback I've got you covered. 

Don't see what you are looking for? 

Send me a message and we can chat about what accommodations you may need. 

Whatever your interest, I'm looking forward to meeting you and getting you closer to your goals!

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Austin, TX 78745
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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Typical? There is nothing typical about what we do!

New students are great! We get to identify short and long-term goals, current skills/abilities, the music you'd like to listen to or want to learn, and ALL the bad habits you may have picked up from the Internet! 

Each lesson is then custom-fit just for you! 


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

For the last 21 years I've studied music. Theory, Classical, Jazz, Rock, Blues, Funk, Neo-Soul, Folk, Metal - if you can name the style I've without a doubt worked with or performed that kind of music.

Music technology is also a very important part of the skill sets employers are looking for today. You can dive into this world as well, and we can cover everything from a broad overview of what's being used to deeper dives on how to leverage the these available technologies for your show design.

Here's a short list, so just send me a message if you are looking for something specific!

- ProTools

- Ableton

- Logic Pro

- Studio/Touring Equipment

- Effects Chains

- Mixing Consols


Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Everyone's needs are different - so let's chat about them first!


How did you get started teaching?

Being the oldest of four siblings, teaching or showing others how to do something has been a part of my life since '89!

My first students were my friends, family, bandmates, schoolmates. From there, after a brief stint in Community Banking, I went full-time on teaching and educating young musicians mainly to help afford my tuition for higher education. From there it has evolved into much more and I couldn't be happier that I get to share my knowledge with the next generation of aspiring musicians!


What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with all all types of students, from ages 4-64!


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Hanging out backstage with SSPU/Eliza & The Delusionals!


🤘🏽😝🤘🏽


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Be up-front about what it is you want to learn, but also why you want to learn!

Make sure to identify clear, realistic expectations for both the teacher and the student! 

Set short-term and long-term goals!

Time-commitments are tricky, make sure you figure out how they cancellations or rescheduled lessons!


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Why do you want to learn?

What are your goals?

How much time can you dedicate to practicing every day?

What are your other weekly commitments? How much time do they demand from you?

Do you have reliable transportation?