Trevor Perrmann

Trevor Perrmann

5.0 (44)
2 hires on
1 employee
13 years in business

About this pro

Learn to play music that you love. I offer customized lessons that are built around your interests and the things you most want to learn. Using proven techniques from years of performance, research and teaching, I help my students make consistent progress while having fun!

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Austin, TX 78754
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44 Reviews


  • Michael B.

    I've been working with Trevor for just over a year. His teaching goes beyond just dry technique and theory to answer the question "why am I doing this?". When you work with Trevor, there is purpose behind everything you do. He starts with your big picture goals and breaks them down into actionable steps that you can take feeling like it's going somewhere. This makes for way more efficient and exciting practice sessions. If you don't know exactly where you want to go with your playing, Trevor will help you find that as well.

  • Nathan S.

    Trevor is an amazing teacher! He works with you to make a plan to learn whatever interests you. I can bring in any kind of music or style of playing and he will help me learn all of the elements. He is happy to go as far into theory as you want or stay more high level. Also has been very helpful in transitioning from learning tunes to writing and recording my own songs. Highly recommend.

  • Caitlin O.

    I started playing ukulele a few years ago and took lessons with a teacher that were, sadly, unfulfilling and unmotivating. I gave up on lessons until I decided to finally pick up guitar and try again to move forward with more lessons and strengthen my music theory base. Trevor has made learning the guitar a worthwhile investment that is absolutely paying off. Suddenly things make so much more sense musically, and I’m excited to practice at home and prepare to come back to my next lesson with new things to show him and new questions to ask. Trevor has been a delight as a teacher. He’s patient, understanding, funny, and willing to try more than a few angles to find out what excites his students and drives them to be better musicians than they were when they entered the room. I never dread a lesson with him, and I’m always just a little bummed when they’re finally over!

  • John D.

    Trevor is a skilled guitarist, well-versed in music theory, and extremely patient when teaching lessons. As somebody who’s never taken music lessons before, I was afraid he’d have me playing scales and arpeggios for the first few months. Not the case! Trevor has an answer for every question that crosses my mind and always structures our lessons around whatever excites me most. A lot of our lessons spill over onto his keyboard, where he’s very adept at explaining theory concepts. I’ve been taking lessons with Trevor for 5 months and would recommend him to anyone!

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

B.M. in Guitar Performance from Webster University St. Louis. Jazz performance, composition and audio engineering studies at ACC & University of Texas Austin. Former instructor at the St. Louis Academy for Guitar, NYOS Charter School and Northwest School of Music. 450+ live performances (clubs, festivals, private events, musical theater, TV). 4+ years touring experience in the US. Experience in classical, jazz, blues, motown, folk, country, rock, metal, hip-hop and pop styles.

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

Lessons are purchased one month at a time. Discounts available for referrals.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching in 2009 as a volunteer for Orchestrating Diversity, a community outreach program for under-resourced kids.

What types of students have you worked with?

I've worked with children, teens and adults. Some of my students were absolute beginners when they came to me while others have had years of playing experience. I also have experience teaching students with both physical and mental disabilities.

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

Make sure the teacher has experience in the areas which interest you. Book an intro lesson with several teachers in order to find the best fit.

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

What are your specific goals? How do you learn best?