Austin studied Horn Performance at the DePaul University School of Music in Chicago, IL. He was able to study from members of both the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, as well the Lyric Opera of Chicago. During his time there he performed in many orchestras and chamber groups, including the Chicago Symphonic Winds and 20+. Austin began his studies on the trumpet and didn’t make the transition to the horn until high school. This gives him an expertise in working with students on the changes that are experienced in what can be a challenging transition that many horn students will face in middle and high school. Since moving to Arizona, Austin has worked with many students on developing a strong theory knowledge and an ease of playing brass instruments and piano. He has taught after school group piano courses throughout Mesa, Chandler, and Queen Creek in addition to private lessons to all ages of students. Austin believes the key to success in learning anything is that practice does not make perfect, but that “perfect practice” makes perfect. Students learn to set long and short term goals. They then work together to learn the steps and work ethic necessary to achieve them.
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2014
Music Performance - French Horn
Teaches ages 5+
Has background check
Very fortunate to have found Austin for in-person horn lessons. Austin has been sensitive and patient to accommodate student’s learning goals, with focused attention to area of improvements, offered refreshing insights on musicality and easy to follow tips for techniques. Lessons have been fun and productive, significantly improved the ability of ensemble playing.