Austin Kessler
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Austin Kessler

Austin K.

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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Get started on your musical journey the right way! Most teachers will hand you a book and walk you through boring lessons. I have a more fun and better way of approaching Ukulele! Gain all the fundamentals, technique, music reading, chords, and more! In less time than most teachers can teach using a book. No one should be held back because of their teacher, so get started on the right path! One created just for you!

About Austin K.

I have been playing piano, guitar and ukulele since 2004. Since 2004 I've tutored others in music, including a high school piano class.

Starting in 2017 I began teaching professionally. I evaluate how each student learns best. Set goals with them, and create a curriculum that is fun, exciting, and educational. This is essential for keeping a student motivated.

I never thought I could love something as much as music, but sharing what I know and seeing how it makes other people happy really is the best career path I could've chosen!

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Sarah
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Excellent and “on point” with intuitive abilities to instruct each student!

Posted Sep 2, 2021
Matthew
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We received our first lesson with Austin and look. Forward to many more. He connected very well with our son’s learning abilities and seems to love what he does!

Posted Aug 24, 2021
Angie
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My son has been taking lessons for four years. Austin is very patient and relates instruction well online. I highly recommend him!

Posted Aug 8, 2021
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 Aug 7, 2021
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 Aug 7, 2021
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 Aug 7, 2021
Lukas
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Good lesson plan and was really encouraging.

Posted Aug 7, 2021
Mary
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Austin has been teaching our six year old daughter the basics of playing 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 Aug 7, 2021
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 Aug 7, 2021
Shawn
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Austin is teaching our 9 y.o. daughter, first in classroom but now online he has been terrific. Daughter loves him and making great progress.

Posted Aug 7, 2021
Jason
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My son who is currently 10 has been taking lessons virtually with Austin for over a year. He started knowing nothing about guitar and has progressed significantly in the last year. Austin is always punctual for lessons and my son seems to really like him. Most importantly he has managed to teach him so much about things you would expect could only be learned in-person such has posture, hand placement and even reading music. I am not musically talented in anyway and it has been a real joy to see him grow in this area. Thank you Austin!

Posted Aug 6, 2021
Demir
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Austin has been great teaching my 8 year old ukulele. He is patient with the struggles of a young beginner. He takes a nice pace without rushing, but also keeps my kid focused, which is no easy task. Learning an instrument over video, rather than in person, is an extra challenge, but Austin is good at observing, demonstrating, and talking through hand positioning and other nuances despite being over a screen. I also appreciate the lesson notes, and links to materials!

Posted May 25, 2021
Amanda
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Posted Jun 29, 2021

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Experience

Owner & Music Teacher
Jun 2020 - Present

Mr. Austin Music

Ensure every student is learning at their pace! Figure out what they want out of music lessons, and provide them a path the reach their goals! For those with less insight, I figure out exactly what they like and don't like through questioning. Then after making that assessment I start building a lesson plan that will allow them to grow into the musician they hope to be. Whether that means performing on a stage influencing people, or a bedroom hero, practicing and playing because that is what you want to do! I'm here to help you achieve your dreams in music. In a way that keeps the passion and light going throughout the journey!

Music Teacher & Operation Supervisor
Nov 2018 - May 2020

Youth Performing Arts Training Center

(Formerly Ryan Ace Music) Teach students of all ages, including group classes hosting up to 12 students at a time. For private one on one lessons I was in charge of creating a custom learning curriculum specific to every students unique needs! Work with students who might have learning disadvantages creating lesson plans to keep them engaged excited, and learning!

Music Teacher & Manager
Mar 2018 - Nov 2018

Ryan Ace Music

Consistently teach students (including those with autism and other learning disadvantages) on a weekly bases. Creating a fun and nurturing environment for them, that also was adapted for each students unique learning needs.

Piano Tutor
Aug 2012 - May 2013

Deltona High School

In a class of about 20 students I was to assist the instructor in helping grade students based on beginner piano. Graded subjects included, site reading, technique, music comprehension, and posture. I would also help out during study periods assisting students who struggled in the class giving more private attention to them so they could succeed!

Education

Guitar
Apr 2017 - Jun 2018

Music & Arts

Music Theory & Piano
Aug 2012 - May 2013

Deltona High School

Piano
Apr 2007 - Nov 2007

Stetson University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Awards

Top 10 Instructors of 2021
Aug 2021

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