Austin Kessler
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Austin Kessler

Austin K.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
My method of teaching focuses on building up strengths and knowledge so that a student can become proficient at learning on their own. I do this by creating a custom curriculum for each individual I teach. This accomplishes two things, keeping you as a student entertained and enthusiastic. I have background in music theory, and have taught for several years to beginners, and intermediate students. This has allowed me to learn to adapt to each individuals learning style so that they progress quickly, and comfortably.

About Austin K.

Hi there! My name is Austin. I took piano lessons from 2007 - 2008 with a professor from Stetson University. I also studied Music Theory studied music theory with a Stetson University graduate in 2012.

I began learning guitar in 2008. I networked with several instructors from 2016 - 2018. Taking lessons with them, and advancing my knowledge of guitar, piano, and music theory!

I've taught over 100 students in my 3 years of teaching. I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals! My goal is to create an environment that is personable, fun, informative and energetic!

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Devyn
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Really good experience learning a new instrument. He really helped accelerate the early stages of playing an unfamiliar instrument so that I could start playing actual songs much quicker.

Posted Oct 13, 2020
Rebecca
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Austin is awesome! He really has amazed us. Our kids have nothing but progressed since taking lessons and they performed wonderfully at their recital. He is always present, provides feedback, and is just good with the kids. What can I say? We highly recommend him. He is now teaching our kids virtually which has been a seamless transition. Thank you Austin for all that you do!

Posted Apr 17, 2020
Jill Williams
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Austin makes such a big difference in my son's life. He enjoys learning to play the piano and he enjoys the conversations they have together. Austin is very patient and takes the time to make sure Jayke understands what and why he is learning a piece. Jayke has autism - not that this should make a difference - but it does. Kids with autism have poor focus, lack motivation, struggle alternating tasks, and have poor communication skills. I'm not sure if he would stick with playing if it wasn't for Austin. He never makes Jayke feel discouraged or inadequate when he doesn’t get a song right away. His motivation and kind words keep my son wanted to learn.

Posted Apr 6, 2020
Daniel
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I’m a singer songwriter in the International Songwriters Guild (Orlando). Austin has been helping me learn Acoustic guitar and harmonica. My purpose is to record demo’s of the songs I write and perform at conventions, like Dragon Con in the Filk track. I’m a very challenging student and Austin is a very challenging instructor.
He first determines his students skills and preferences and teaches to one’s strengths and interests, the best way to learn. Austin in incredibly knowledgeable and a great source, I often pick his brain with my questions.
I highly recommend Austin as an instructor in person or over the Internet. I have had lessons both ways!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
April
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Austin is an amazing instructor. He has been very patient with my eight-year-old daughter. As well as, helped us find the right guitar she needed. With his guidance her love of music continues to flourish. I am happy that we were able to find such an dedicated and professional instructor!!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Katie
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Austin was extremely patient with my daughter. I could really tell he enjoys what he does, which translated to my daughter enjoying her lessons. He is knowledgeable, and great overall a fantastic teacher!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Shawn
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Austin is teaching our 9 y.o. daughter, first in classroom but no online and he has been terrific. Daughter loves him and making great progress.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
April
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My daughter has been taking guitar lessons with Austin for several months. He is a great teacher! He is always on time and is very good with communication. He teaches not only how to play the guitar but also how to take care of the guitar. One thing that my daughter really likes is that Austin takes time to teach her music theory.

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Erin
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Mr. Austin has taught both of my girls piano and we adore him! He is patient, kind, fun, flexible, and most importantly knowledgeable!!! We love Mr. Austin!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Erin
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Mr. Austin is an amazing instructor! He has taught both of my daughter piano and we adore him 😊 He is knowledgeable, patient, kind, flexible, and fun! We love Mr. Austin!

Posted Apr 1, 2020
Mary
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Austin has been teaching our six year old daughter the basics of playing the piano. She enjoys playing and has been advancing. It’s most important to us that she likes it and she still does. She’s a sensitive soul! Austin communicates well and always has extra tips.

Posted Mar 31, 2020
Eva
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He helped me learn the basic skills so I could move on to learn more by myself .
Thank you Austin

Posted Sep 30, 2018
Lukas
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Good lesson plan and was really encouraging.

Posted Sep 9, 2018
Eva
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Patient with my son, knows a lot, always well prepared for lessons.

Posted Sep 2, 2018
Eva
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Posted Aug 26, 2018
Dianne
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Austin is a great teacher, he always makes sure i understand before we move on. He has helped me a lot learning the ukulele. Truly enjoys what he's doing, he made my experience so fun.

Posted Aug 8, 2018
LT
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My kids (6 & 10) enjoy their guitar lessons with Austin. He plans based on their music/songs interests. Austin's schedule is also flexible.

Posted Jul 21, 2018
Dani
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Wonderful instructor. He spends time with my daughter and explains everything to her in a very understanding way. He had a lot of patience and great skills! I highly recommend him to anyone.

Posted Jul 9, 2018
Angie
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My son absolutely loves Austin! He's very patient and allows him to play the type of music he's interested in. He started on acoustic at age 7 and at 8 is playing the electric guitar and loves it even more!

Posted Jul 7, 2018
Amie
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I have been very impressed with Austin. From my son's first day of lessons, Austin has been a patient and caring instructor. He took the time to find out my son's musical interests and tailored his lessons to fit those, which has made all the difference in my opinion. My son likes to practice and looks forward to each and every lesson.

Posted Jul 7, 2018
Amanda
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Austin has been absolutely fantastic with both of my boys. He shows patience, kindness, and care in all his interactions & teachings with them. Great sense of humor and always with a positive attitude. My boys look forward to seeing him and I hear his name in our home numerous times per week. We are all big fans :)

Posted Jul 7, 2018
Claudia
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Great instructor

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Lorry
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Austin is great! He takes the time to learn his individual students and teach them in a way that they can comprehend the information and succeed. He's teaching me practical guitar skills as well as theory. Incredibly patient and whoa his knowledge of the guitar is incredible! His interaction with my 5 year old daughter is awesome...he listens and even though she is not his student, he gives her the opportunity to learn something while she's in the lesson with me. It's been a great experience so far!

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Lacey
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Austin Kessler is a great instructor. My son is 5 and is learning guitar. Although I wasn’t sure if he was at a good age to start Austin works with him very well. Zakai is comfortable with him and retains lots of information. He would rather practice with him than at home. He was shy at first but Austin allows him to be a child and ramble for a bit and then always reels him back into practicing and learning. He’s very patient and kind with my son. Constantly provides updates on progress after every lesson and makes himself available throughout the week via phone if needed. If we are unable to make it to practice he is accommodating as best as possible. I don’t live near the center so sometimes situations arise and he is quite understanding. I would definitely recommend Austin as a teach to anyone.

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Robert
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Austin is really helpful and easy to get along with. I enjoyed his as a teacher and learned a lot from him.

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Timothy
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Learning music is an experience. It's an experience that can either be bad or good depending on the instructor you have. Thankfully, I was receiving help from Austin, and it was the opposite of a bad experience. Austin knows music in a way that was beyond my basic understanding, but explained to me as if it was something I knew all along. Whenever my hands would cramp up on the keys, or my fingers couldn't stretch properly to the next fret, he understood it was natural, so I wasn't worried. I mean, we're all learning.

In terms of paying for lessons and going through this process, Austin is the one to do it for.

Posted Jul 6, 2018
Jaylen B.
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Austin is patience, kind and very caring. He teaches at your individual level. My grandson love his lessons and look forward to them. That is an amazing accomplishment. Thank you Austin!!! You are doing a wonderful job.

Posted May 19, 2018
Shirley
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My grandson loved his lesson.

Posted May 9, 2018
Rachel
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Definitely has a great understanding of guitar and is easy to understand. Professional and patient, always ready to answer questions.

Posted Mar 24, 2018
Emmanuel
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A great teacher with a lot of patience for newer players, we meet once a week and each week we would learn a new exercise that would also relate to the new song we would be learning. He was always ready to answer any question no matter how hard it was. I would recommend him to anyone that's looking to learn any instrument.

Posted Feb 28, 2018
Brenden
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Great instructor, definitely knew his stuff. I'd recommend him to anyone who's dedicated to learning all about the art of playing guitar and is looking for a truly intelligent and professional teacher.

Posted Feb 28, 2018
Victoria
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Very enjoyable experience. Made me feel comfortable with playing guitar and helped me understand the basics of it. The teaching is easily understandable and he took his time to make sure I understood what he was teaching.

Posted Feb 28, 2018

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Music Teacher
Sep 2018 - Present

Headless Music

What do most people have trouble with when it comes to learning something new? Too many sources, and overwhelming amounts of information. That is why I've created a resource for beginner guitarist to get all they need to start learning to play today! With these resources and my years of teaching experience I create a custom curriculum for each student. So their unique needs are met.

Guitar, Piano, Ukulele Instructor
Mar 2018 - Jun 2020

The Youth Performing Arts Training Center

Teach multiple instruments, and maintain quality across all learning departments. Making sure kids have a great time, and are learning in a fun environment!

Instrument Sales
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018

Music & Arts

Assist customers in understanding their instruments, and how they work, along with different product knowledge and general knowledge of how each individual instrument works. All while having expert knowledge in your own respective instrument (mine being guitar, ukulele, and piano).

Education

Guitar
Apr 2016 - Jun 2018

Music & Arts

Music Theory
Aug 2012 - May 2013

Deltona High School

Piano
Aug 2007 - Apr 2008

Stetson University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

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