Austinteachesmusic.com

Austinteachesmusic.com

5.0 (4)
Best of 2019
1 hire on Lessons.com
1 employee

About this pro

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I've been making music since I started piano lessons at 6 years old. I love teaching and have been doing so privately and in classroom settings throughout my career. 

My wife and are empty nesters of three children but no grandchildren yet... <sigh>.

Musically, I started with classical piano and progressed to jazz and pop music as a teenager. In junior high, playing trumpet in band progressed to playing bass in jazz ensemble. Finally, acoustic guitar satisfied my need for something to play songs with that was more portable than a keyboard. 

Initially, my desire to be a studio session musician resulted in pursuing a wide variety of musical skills, instruments, and segments of the music world. From arranging and composing for orchestra and rap albums, to audio engineering/consulting and music typesetting, my experience became very diverse. Loving so many styles of music, I played professionally such diverse things as salsa piano, folk guitar, jazz bass, and funk drumming. I also love teaching and have developed curricula for several schools as well as guest-taught at numerous universities and conferences. 

career highlights: 
-international touring with multiple artists and bands, 45 countries 
-record producer with 100+ projects and developed producer curriculum for audio trade school 
-conference speaker and guest university instructor all over the world teaching music and creativity 
-skill on multiple instruments and styles as well as extensive experience in the world of audio and teaching music theory 

teaching highlights: 
I traveled quite a bit as a guest teacher/speaker, so an exhaustive list is not practical. Some highlights include: 

-Oral Roberts University - Tulsa (8 years in multiple roles) 
-Southeastern University - Florida 
-MediaTech Institute - Texas 
-LPI Hernhutt - Germany (3 months) 
-Created to Worship - England (2 years) 
-and of course, numerous conferences, clinics, workshops all over the place 

I've been asked numerous times "how many instruments do you play?" Well, I can get around on most anything. However, I don't play anything bowed (like violin or cello) nor the steel guitar. The instruments I teach are those I have the most background and have played professionally with. 

Please contact me if you have any questions, I would love to talk with you!

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Conroe, TX 77301
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4 Reviews

5.0

  • Almagul

    My 6 years old son wanted to take piano lessons and it was always my dream to learn to play on piano as well. I am happy we found Austin. He has skills and patience to work with kids, which is impressive. Austin motivates and encourages them, so they enjoy playing. I am enjoying learning piano as well and my dream is coming true!!!

  • Joshua Vicknair

    He’s a great teacher and mentor, and very kind. The kinda person you know you’d be best friends with if they went to your high school

  • Almagul B.

    My 6 years old son wanted to take piano lessons and it was always my dream to learn to play on piano as well. I am happy we found Austin. He has skills and patience to work with kids, which is impressive. Austin motivates and encourages them, so they enjoy playing. I am enjoying learning piano as well and my dream is coming true!!!

  • Sarah Pritchett

    We have had 2 lessons with Austin in our home. My son is not always the easiest to work with....that being said, Austin has worked beautifully with him. We look forward to more lessons to come. Austin has been kind, positive, easy to communicate with, and patient.



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

I customize a curriculum based on the students' age, personality, musical background, and especially their goals. Someone wanting to learn pop acoustic guitar or songwriting will learn entirely different than someone wanting classical piano. Plus, people learn differently, so I tailor as much as I can to the type of person the student is.