- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate
Technique, improvising, reading, etc.
All in-home lessons are an hour minimum.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5 to 70
- Teaching since:
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!
- 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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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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.
Adam is a super talented and experienced musician and he's a good teacher as well!
Adam is a great instructor:) My 7 year old has blossomed and has a love for piano, thanks to Adam!
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.
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More
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.+ Read More