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Popular Guitar Teachers Near Austin

Elizabeth H.

Austin, TX
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Jim L.

Austin, TX
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Matt M.

Austin, TX
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Elizabeth H. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Abstract Painting, Acoustic Guitar, ACT, ACT English, Acting, ACT Reading, Alternative Medicine, American Goverment, American History, American Literature, Anthopology, AP English, AP English Literature, AP European History, AP Exam Prep, AP Government and Politics, AP U.S. History, AP World History, Archaeology, Architecture, Art History, Art Theory, Astronomy, Basic Math, Bible Studies, Child Acting, Classical Piano, Classical Voice, College Admissions, Composition, Contemporary Art Theory, Creative Writing, Drivers Education, Ear Training, Economics, Elementary Math, English Literature, Essay Writing, European History, Film Acting, Film and TV Acting, Filmmaking, Film Production, Film Scoring, Film Studies, Flexibility Training, Geography, Geology, Grammar, GRE, Guitar, History, Humanities, Improv Acting, Language, Life Science, Macroeconomics, Meditation, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Microeconomics, Microsoft Office, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word, Music Performance, Music Theory, Nutrition, Philosophy, Physiology, Piano, Pilates, Poetry, PSAT, Reading, Religious Studies, SAT, Screenwriting, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Social Sciences, Social Studies, Sociology, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Speech, Spelling, Spoken Word, Stage Performance, Test Prep, Theater Acting, Theatrical Dance, Vocabulary, Vocal Training, Voice Acting, Web Design, World History, Writing, Yoga

About Me

Hi there, and I am glad you found my profile! My name is Elizabeth, and I truly believe in progressive education as a means to help you reach your ultimate goals through learning. I strongly believe in excellence and with that comes sacrifice in areas of discipline and practice; I have such a strong belief in these principles because I truly care about you and your success. I really do, and this is why I require so much from you!

I have been singing and playing both the piano and guitar for about 15 years now. Also, I am a savvy songwriter and instructor and have been honing the craft of songwriting and melody formation for over 5 years now. Also, with a strong background in Acting and presently a faculty member at one of the premier Performing Arts colleges in Los Angeles for acting and music, I am sure that we can reach whatever aspiring goals you have set for yourself.

I look forward to working with you and being a part of your future success as a performing artist!

Sincerely,

Elizabeth; BFA & MEd

*** Lesson Details ***
Lessons: Guitar, Piano, Voice, Songwriting, Acting
Ages 6 to 106, children through adults
*Specializing with kids and/or the adult beginner*

I provide well-structured lesson plans designed to take students from beginner to advanced levels, lessons are custom tailored to the student’s interests, goals, and particular learning style. Whether you are interested in learning to play the electric or acoustic guitar, piano, or are an aspiring singer or actor, I have the perfect program that will cover all of the fundamentals and advanced skills.

And acting is, of course, one of my main specialties. I am currently an adjunct faculty member at a premier acting college here in Los Angeles and hold a BFA in Acting.

Learn to play, act, sing, do scales, arpeggios, chords, understand music theory, improvisation, ear training, read music and tab, learn songs, write songs, arrange songs for a band, composition, manage music business and marketing, and music/acting career development.

You can also combine several instruments in each lesson.

Elizabeth, BFA in Acting and MEd in Education
Adjunct Faculty Member at AMDA
Founder of Music In The Sun, LLC

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano, Guitar, and study/practice material

*** Travel Equipment ***
Piano, Guitar, and study/practice material

*** Specialties ***
Classical, Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Folk

Jim L. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory

About Me

I have been performing and teaching guitar for over 30 years.
I have taught for UT's Informal Class program, the Eanes Community School District, Concordia Lutheran University, and Redeemer Lutheran Church.
I currently teach privately in my home studio and through the Austin Community College.
I have studied guitar with musicians in the Austin area, the University of Texas as well as in Europe.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach in a relaxed and casual manner, reflecting my own personality. Many, if not most of my private students are starting out as an avocation and often have some apprehension in undertaking this endeavor.
The basic core curriculum are any one of the three method books that I have written. In addition to use my extensive library to supplement my own books.
Typically how much students learn varies with each person. The greatest factor is the amount of time a student give to practicing, This also varies considerably due to other demands and commitments each has in his or her life..

*** Studio Equipment ***
The lessons take place in a separate music room which includes guitars, amps, 2 music stands. 1 cat in home which can be kept separate if needed.

*** Specialties ***
Guitar, in general.
I've written three books (all self-published):
" Method for Popular Guitar Class"
"Method for Classical Guitar"
"Music Theory for the Guitarist"

Matt M. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Clarinet, Drum, Flute, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting

About Me

Matt M. was born in Lowell, Massachusetts and found an interest in music as soon as his mom started playing songs through her belly with headphones and a record player. He moved down to Austin, Texas at the age of three where he continued to experiment with toy pianos and banging pots and pans.

At ten years old he discovered an enthusiasm for guitar and saxophone. Picking up those instruments for a couple of years brought him to playing drum set, jamming with his brother and friends, and listening to all sorts of music. His experience advanced in High School as he enjoyed playing in the jazz band, performing at different venues, and catching concerts.

When he graduated from High School, Matt decided to pursue his devotion towards music and enrolled in The University of North Texas. While attending he developed his craft on saxophone, drums, guitar, and worked on his technique with clarinet, flute, and piano. He also played in various ensembles and lab bands under the direction of Jim Riggs, Stefan Karlsson, and John Murphy.

Receiving a Bachelor's in Music in 2009, he stuck around Denton for a few years where he played in a variety of projects such as Bubba Hernandez y Los Super Vatos, Warren Jackson Hearne and Le Leek Electrique (nominated for best group in The Dallas Observer), and gained more experience in teaching. He currently is living back in Austin where he teaches, works as a freelance musician, and is developing other projects.

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect an informative, laid back, and fun environment while taking lessons with me. Depending on their level of expertise I will go over the basics, give them technique exercises that will develop muscle memory, and use music theory references. After 3 months we will improve on sight reading, aural skills, and understanding how to apply music theory to all facets of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
The In-Studio lessons are taught in the living room whcih includes a drum set, music stands, guitars (2), amp, and seating. No pets. Parking on the street.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring my equipment and expect my students to have their own instruments.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in jazz, rock, blues, and classical music.

Alan R.

Austin, TX
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Alex C.

Spicewood, TX
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Josh G.

Austin, TX
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Alan R. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

Alan's passion for playing guitar began at an early age and continues to this day. In addition to being an experienced performer, he has had many years of formal studies in classical, jazz, rock, blues, and more.
Alan is a graduate of the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA where he studied jazz guitar and composition with such renowned and Grammy award winning artists/composers such as Alla Elana Cohen, Mick Goodrick, Sheryl Bailey, and others.
Alan is currently playing and composing professionally in the Austin area with the Nacho Average Jazz Orchestra (NAJO) and with other jazz, blues and rock groups.
As a passionate player and lifelong student, he understands the importance of creating an efficient curriculum tailored to each individual student's interests, age, and experience. Whatever style or level of music you want to learn, Alan is the person to go to for fun, expert lessons!

*** Lesson Details ***
As an experienced teacher, I carefully customize each student's lessons with clearly defined short and long term goals according to the student's interests. I believe in cultivating a personal connection to the instrument and together creating a steady path for improvement.

I teach beginner through advanced level guitar and I'm experienced with all age levels. I love to teach and play and I look forward to making new musical friendships!
I am open for travel to student's homes as well as teaching in my spacious home studio.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Several guitars and amps available for use in lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a guitar and two amplifiers. The student should have a guitar to bring to class.

*** Specialties ***
My first love was blues and rock guitar, and I now specialize in Jazz guitar and performance. I also have three years of formal classical guitar training and lots of experience playing many other styles including Latin Jazz, Salsa, Pop, Classical, Fusion, etc.

Alex C. Spicewood, TX

Subjects Taught

Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I am a two-time GRAMMY nominated Music Educator (2014, 2015), Schecter Guitar Research endorsee, and I play/teach 6, 7, 8, and 9 string guitars. I have an Austin Music Award for Best Teen Band of 2007, and was the youngest person to be inducted into the Progressive Rock Hall of Fame at the age of 17. I have performed with notable acts like Three 6 Mafia, Oran "Juice" Jones, Kreator, Anthrax. I have been featured in Relics Magazine, as well as News 8 and Fox 7. I have performed at NAMM while endorsing Dan'l Guitars and I have performed at SXSW since I was 16. I am a Berklee College of Music alumni, and I am a signed Warner Bros. Records recording artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
I have been teaching professionally for 7 years and have given private and group lessons to hundreds of students. I emphasize on building a specific lesson plan to fit the students and their needs. I am a firm believer in that learning should be smooth and relaxed, so I focus on combining a fun and educational environment to allow the student's inner musician to truly come out and breathe. The student and I will work on building a relationship between the feeling of music and how it all fits together. Lessons include learning songs, music theory, instrument technique, music history, and instrument maintenance.
The student could be a musical genius, but without the proper technique to execute the ideas, the student will hit a brick wall. Likewise, the student may have amazing technique, but without the proper music education, the ideas will take longer to materialize. I am here to help the student avoid those brick walls and have fun learning and playing music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I am endorsed by Schecter Guitar Research, but I own many beautiful models from other companies. They consist of a 1954 Fender Stratocaster (The Relic), Epiphone Les Paul, Ibanez Voltage acoustic, 1943 spanish classical, J. Reynolds Stratocaster copy, Martin Stinger SBX Bass, Yamaha spanish classical, Dan'l Pfazer, Dan'l Muse-XY, Epiphone Mandobird, Schecter Diamond Series Hellraiser FR, Schecter Diamond Series Hellraiser C-7 FR, Schecter Diamond Series Hellraiser C-8, and an Agile Intrepid 925.

I play on Kustom, Peavey, Fender, Roland, and Vox amps and I have a Boss GT-100 multiple effects processor, BOSS GT-8 multiple effects processor, BOSS ME-50 multiple effects pedal, Morpheus Droptune, BBE Boosta Grande, FAB Chorus, BOSS FS-6, and a Jim Dunlop Cry Baby Classic Wah Pedal.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide amplification and cables provided their instrument is electric. Otherwise, I typically expect the student to provide their own instrument. I do accept some exceptions.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching instrument technique, music theory and music history, as well as several different styles. What I have taught in the past includes rock, blues, country, jazz, metal, flamenco, and pop.

Josh G. Austin, TX

Subjects Taught

Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

**April/May REDUCED RATES! Take advantage while you can!**

Hello everyone, my name is Josh. I have been playing guitar for over 15 years now and have had a successful teaching career for over 4 years. I have a music degree with a focus on blues, jazz and classical guitar. I also play rock, folk, pop, and just about anything you want to learn. I sing and play, improvise, and write my own music. Music is my life and I love being able to share every bit of knowledge I have with my students. It is a blast to watch my students progress and get excited about guitar.

As a player, I learned what to avoid and what to utilize in order to accelerate my playing as quickly as possible and you will save time and limit frustration with my methods. I will teach you how to practice, which is the single most important part of learning. Effective practice yields great results for everyone. Often teachers will only explain the "how"; I teach the "how" and the "why" so you will have ample knowledge to grow and explore on your own.

*** Lesson Details ***
I will teach you to play the songs/styles that you love. I provide my own transcription of each song and explain and demonstrate each element. Learn how to read music, create rhythms for strumming, build your chord knowledge, improvise, train your ear and understand song structures. We will coordinate a lesson plan that will fit your schedule and accelerate your learning.

I keep my lessons fun and upbeat, but with a focus. I ensure full comprehension of all subjects covered, and make sure that each student is challenged and learning constantly.

My main word of advice is "Be patient." Learning an instrument takes time, practice and is a gradual process that is rewarding beyond words. Acknowledge every little improvement in your playing because that is what we want. I promote a minimum of 2-3 separate 30 minute practice sessions. There's no reason to put it off any longer. Let's get started!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Plenty of parking, music stands, amp, extra picks, tuners, a comfortable setting, great attitude, and seating for parents. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.

For Online: Logitech C920, dual cam, good sound quality and lighting, and fast bandwidth

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide music stands, extra picks, a tuner and a great attitude. Students only need to have their guitar and a notebook.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers marked as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.

The Joy of Teaching Guitar Lessons in Austin, the “Live Music Capitol of the World”

By Alan R. - Austin Guitar Teacher

As many of you know, and as the world learns more and more every year, Austin, Texas is an amazing place to be a musician. It has all the ingredients of a great up-and-coming American city: a strong entrepreneurial spirit, openness to newcomers, a thriving entertainment and arts scene, and that indescribable feeling of opportunity in the air. However, what sets Austin apart from other great American cities is the community’s unique embrace of the musical arts. Austin is one of the few remaining cities that still has a thriving nightlife based on the people’s love of live music performance.

The live music scene in Austin boasts countless rock groups, at least half a dozen major jazz big bands, and blues every night of the week. It also has an ...

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