Adam Littman

Adam L.

Austin, TX
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About

Adam delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 5 to 70

Teaching since:
2005

I am a professional songwriter, composer, producer, singer, keyboardist, and saxophonist with over 10 years of teaching experience and over 15 years of performing experience.

I have toured internationally and performed on stages in Europe, Turkey, South America, and the Dominican Republic. I have played in bands led by such notable musicians as seven-time Grammy nominee Michael Spiro, and lead trombonist of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra, Brent Wallarab. I have attended clinics and masterclasses by a wide range of incredible musicians, including Shawn Pelton, Bob Sheppard, Eric Alexander, David Liebman, Stefon Harris, Jerry Coker, David Baker, Rufus Reid, and Antonio Hart.

After earning my Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2012, I relocated to Austin, TX, the "Live Music Capital of the World," where I have been performing with and developing my own group, Mamahawk, in addition to teaching music full time.

****My Teaching Style****
I like to keep things simple and concise.

1) I'll assess what level you're at and get a sense of your strengths and weaknesses.

2) We'll plan out specific goals and how we're going to get you there.

3) If you have a particular song you want to learn, let's incorporate that!

****Specialties****
- Jazz, Pop, Rock, R&B, Soul
- Songwriting, Composition, Arrangement, Theory
- Artist development, Audition prep, Recording, Band management

***Ask me anything, anytime. I'll answer to the best of my knowledge.***

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Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2015 - Present
Austin Music Explorations

Private and group lessons in Piano, Guitar, Songwriting, Saxophone

Vocalist, Keyboardist, Songwriter, Producer
Oct 2013 - Present
Mamahawk

Retro Pop // Alternative Soul group in Austin, TX.

Saxophonist
Jan 2013 - Present
Wonderbitch

Retro Dance-Rock Band in Austin, TX.

Music Instructor
Sep 2014 - Oct 2015
Music & Arts

Private and group lessons in Songwriting, Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute, Piano, Guitar

Acoustic Guitarist, Tenor Saxophonist
Nov 2013 - Apr 2015
Erez

American Roots Rock Band in Austin, TX.

Saxophonist
May 2010 - Jul 2013
Homegrown

Top 40 cover band in Bloomington, IN.

Saxophonist (Tenor, Soprano), Flutist, Clarinetist
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Indiana University Small Jazz Ensemble

Saxophonist (Tenor, Soprano), Flutist, Clarinetist
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Indiana University Large Jazz Ensemble

Vocalist, Keyboardist, Saxophonist, Producer
May 2010 - Dec 2011
The Pharos

Indie Rock Band in Bloomington, IN.

Saxophonist (Tenor, Soprano), Flutist
Aug 2010 - May 2011
Indiana University Latin Jazz Ensemble

Led by seven-time Grammy nominee Michael Spiro.

Jazz Instructor / Associate Ensemble Instructor
Jul 2009 - Jul 2010
Judith Lapple Summer Woodwind Camp

Group jazz classes, and section leader in large orchestra.

Education

Music Careers Mentoring Program
Nov 2013 - Jul 2014
Tom Hess Music Corporation
Bachelor of Music in Jazz Studies, Saxophone
Aug 2008 - May 2012
Indiana University, Jacobs School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Affiliations

BMI
Apr 2015

Broadcast Music Inc. was founded in 1939 by forward-thinkers who wanted to represent songwriters in emerging genres, like jazz, blues and country, and protect the public performances of their music. Operating on a non-profit-making basis, BMI is now the largest music rights organization in the U.S. and is still nurturing new talent and new music.

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Photos & Videos

MAMAHAWK - RESET (feat. Shantel Leitner) [Official Music Video]
Photo by Adam L.

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8 Reviews

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Ella Aug 6, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Adam has taught my daughter piano lessons since Fall 2015, and we couldn't ask for a better teacher. He not only teaches his students music theory and how to perform, but he keeps things relaxed and, most importantly, fun for the kids! Adam really knows how to connect with each student, and he understands what makes each kid tick. Adam has definitely played a role in my daughter's love of music. We would recommend him as a music teacher every time.

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Brian Jul 25, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

My son has been taking piano lessons from Adam for a couple of years. Keeping the attention of a 10 year old is not easy but Adam makes it fun and interesting. My son has progressed well and we love to hear him play.

Alan Jul 24, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Adam is a super talented and experienced musician and he's a good teacher as well!

Jennfier Jul 23, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Adam is a great instructor:) My 7 year old has blossomed and has a love for piano, thanks to Adam!

Pablo Jul 23, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Adam is an excellent piano teacher and my daughter loves to play with him. Adam is great wij tounget students and makes good conections with them.

Megan Jul 21, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Adam has been working with our daughter over the course of the last two school years, and we'll be signing her back up this Fall. He has worked with her on guitar and piano, and she is now begging my husband and I to let her learn drums with Adam as well! He is knowledgeable, professional and especially important for my child - patient.

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Melissa Jul 21, 2017
Music Theory · In studio

Adam has been teaching our daughter piano for the past year. She is learning quickly and loves playing. She is always excited to go to class. She loves the recitals and the opportunity to performance in front on friends and parents. Adam is much loved by his students. He is a very good instructor and musician.

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Bruce Jul 21, 2017
Music Performance · In studio

Exceptional music instructor. Taps into child's unique interests, perspective, and approach to identify the right balance of challenge so each student feels accomplishment and enjoys the process. One of the favorite parts of my child's week. Why? Because he is interested and curious in each child. Added extra summer lessons and renewed as soon as possible because my child enjoys learning with Adam so much.

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