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Drum, Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory, Percussion, Songwriting
I, Glenn F, a native Texan, am a recent graduate of the University of Texas College of Fine Arts with a concentration in audio recording, piano performance, and percussion. I am 25 years of age, and live and breathe music. I have a deep set musical ability and love for music and have been playing passionately since a very young age. I am relaxed, fun, patient, and enjoy sharing my knowledge to spread the joy of what has kept me so very happy. I hope to give my students the same joy to keep their view of life optimistic and continue to see the beauty that the world has to offer through music.
I have taken piano lessons for 14 years, and studied with world renowned performer and teacher, Nancy Burton Garrett, for 3 years at UT. I've taken drum lessons for 11 years and studied with Thad Anderson, the previous drum director for the UT Drum Line, and Tony Edwards, Principal Percussionist for the Austin Symphony Orchestra. I was a finalist in the Butler School of Music's Nilsson Solo Piano Competition, performing a repertoire ranging from early classical to modern music.
I have worked as an instructor in the Totally Cool Totally Arts program with the City of Austin with children and youth teaching hand drums classes and general music skills, including recording and drum making. In addition, I am a local composer and a member of the Austin Civic Orchestra.
I also helped start a local Austin band named "Cactus Peach", playing drum set and keyboard with an Indie Rock influence, all original songs of which I wrote my own parts for, and have also written songs myself. We have toured and performed nearly 100 shows at various venues all around Texas. We have released an album called "Eat" of which I collaborated to record, mix and publish with our engineer, Steve Krause, and the rest of my band. My pedagogy skills include creative approaches, motivation toward high standards, and piano guild completion for confidence and refining musical details in artistic performance.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Piano, Classical Guitar, English, Flamenco Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Reading, Saxophone, Songwriting
I have been playing guitar since August 1992. I cut my teeth on the alternative music that was popular at the time (Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Soundgarden, Nirvana) but soon began to focus on earlier movements, specifically the playing styles and mindsets of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton. I formed a band in 1996 and began gigging in Austin and throughout Texas. During this time, I immersed myself in jazz and did everything I could to bring the sonic palettes of Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, and Miles Davis into my playing, even taking up saxophone and piano in order to better understand what they were doing.
I eventually moved back to my home town of Lubbock, where I graduated from Texas Tech University with a BA in English with a minor in Music, having played guitar and saxophone in the Jazz Band in addition to taking several classes in theory. During this time, I was giving private lessons in Lubbock and setting up arts education programs at the Lubbock Boys & Girls Club and Buddy Holly Center. Since then, I have started a family and begun writing fiction, both of which have given me a much wider spectrum through which to channel my songwriting.
Bass Guitar, Guitar, Singing, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele
I am a certified State of Texas Elementary Educator, has led ukulele workshops internationally, teaches private and group music lessons to all ages and levels in Austin, TX . I have launched a ukulele-based music education charity called edUKEcation.org which brings lessons and instruments to schools and students with limited resources. Equally passionate about music, education and ukulele, I seek to inspire and empower students to exercise their birthright of making music. I am currently in the second year of course study in Canadian virtuoso James Hill’s Ukulele Initiative teacher training program. My scope of teaching includes Texas-based music, blues, soul, funk, slide ukulele, family music facilitation, ukulele ensembles, and beginners of all ages. I specialize in ukulele and also teach most styles of guitar, music theory, bass, voice and family music facilitation.
I have been a resident of Austin, TX for over 20 years where I have played guitar and toured across the globe with Americana artists such as the Flatlanders (Joe Ely, Butch Hancock and Jimmie Dale Gilmore), Jimmy LaFave, Alejandro Escovedo, Robyn Ludwick , Charlie and Bruce Robison and many others. In addition to leading my own groups as a singer-songwriter, I have produced albums and written songs for several Austin artists.
Students have used the words patient, wise, organized, skillful, funny, laid-back, and committed to describe my teaching.
What all this translates to is that I have a lifetime of experience in the music world that I'd love to share with those interested in learning more. My specialties include teaching music theory, working with groups, exploring songwriting, intermediate and advanced guitar study, and working with youngsters. Deeper exploration into music history as it applies to the lessons and the more detailed aspects of musical gear are also avenues of possible study. I've become recently certified as an elementary educator in the state of Texas and have gained valuable training and experience working with youngsters. I strive to discover each student's goals and interests and design an approach to best lead each student where they want to go, and beyond! I also want to understand how my students think, work and learn best.
This knowledge is invaluable as a teacher. My lessons are typically filled with a mixture of exercises, video viewing, active listening, ear training, and playing together to ensure that material is being comprehended and brought to life for each student's learning style. We devise strategies together to meet the goals of the student.
Guitar, Classical Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory
Hello everyone, my name is Josh. I have been playing guitar for over twelve years now. 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.
I teach children and adults and build great rapport with my students. I was originally an engineering professional but quickly steered my focus to music education because it is my true passion. Being involved with music in any way is such a thrill and I bring that excitement into my lessons, keeping my students motivated to learn as much as possible about the guitar.
Piano, Music Performance, Music Theory
In a word, my teaching philosophy can be described as creative. Growing up, I was blessed to fall in the love with the piano without being pushed to stick with it. My goal with my students is to instill in them the same fondness for the instrument. The more a child likes what he/she is doing, the more successful he/she will be.
I am working on my B.M. in Piano Performance at the University of Texas at Austin with Professor Nancy Garrett. I have been studying piano for 16 years with the likes of Colleen Bell, John Weems, and Betty Mallard. After I finish my degree, I plan to continue on to graduate school to get my M.M. and D.M.A. in Piano Performance.
The following are some of the most recent accolades I have been awarded: First Prize at the University of Texas David O. Nilsson Solo Piano Competition; UT’s Butler School of Music Scholarship; numerous Texas Music Teacher Association competition awards, including honorable mention in the 2009 TMTA state competition; winner of the American Festival for the Arts summer conservatory solo competition, complete with a college scholarship prize; gold medal at a myriad of other competitions, including the University of Houston Forum, Texas State University Young Pianists, and Strake Jesuit Concerto Competition.
I graduated magna cum laude from St. Agnes Academy, Houston, Texas, where I served as president of the school’s award-winning mixed choir. Additionally, I was the principal soprano of my 18-person varsity high school choir. I received gold medals in state solo voice competitions, was within the first 10 chairs in the All State choir each time I attended, and was cast as Cosette in the production of Les Miserables. I am currently continuing my vocal studies at UT with Professor David Small.
Piano, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Tuba
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