- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
- Teaches students:
- Ages 7+ and special needs
- Teaching since:
- June 2009
Learn to play music that you love. I offer customized lessons based on your interests and the things you most want to learn. Using proven techniques from years of performing, research and teaching, I help my students make consistent progress while having fun!
***Areas of study***
Singing & playing
Songwriting & composition
Reading (notation, charts, TAB)
Guitar and backing vocals. 450+ gigs throughout the southern and midwestern US.
Taught grades 7-12 classical guitar classes. Directed high school rock band.
Students gigged in Austin, performed at the 2012 Texas Charter School conference and competed in the 2013 Texas State Guitar Competition.
Guitarist for Sunday service worship band.
Taught classical, acoustic and electric guitar lessons to kids, teens and adults.
Freelance guitarist for weddings, private events, church services, musical theater and choral productions.
Taught acoustic and electric guitar lessons.
Taught classical guitar lessons.
I've been working with Trevor for just over a year. His teaching goes beyond just dry technique and theory to answer the question "why am I doing this?" When you work with Trevor, there is purpose behind everything you do. He starts with your big picture goals and breaks them down into actionable steps that you can take feeling like it's going somewhere. This makes for way more efficient and exciting practice sessions. If you don't know exactly where you want to go with your playing, Trevor will help you find that as well.+ Read More
Trevor is an amazing teacher! He works with you to make a plan to learn whatever interests you. I can bring in any kind of music or style of playing and he will help me learn all of the elements. He is happy to go as far into theory as you want or stay more high level. Also has been very helpful in transitioning from learning tunes to writing and recording my own songs. Highly recommend.+ Read More
Trevor and I worked for about 3 months preparing for my audition that would decide if I was accepted into Berklee College of Music. He was very helpful and made sure I was well prepared for my audition. I continued to take guitar lessons with Trevor after my audition to prepare for music school. He is very helpful and I have learned so much from taking lessons with him.+ Read More
Trevor is awesome! He's a very patient, engaging teacher. He can play all kinds of music and encourages you to explore your own musical goals. Great for all levels!
I started playing ukulele a few years ago and took lessons with a teacher that were, sadly, unfulfilling and unmotivating. I gave up on lessons until I decided to finally pick up guitar and try again to move forward with more lessons and strengthen my music theory base. Trevor has made learning the guitar a worthwhile investment that is absolutely paying off. Suddenly things make so much more sense musically, and I’m excited to practice at home and prepare to come back to my next lesson with new things to show him and new questions to ask. Trevor has been a delight as a teacher. He’s patient, understanding, funny, and willing to try more than a few angles to find out what excites his students and drives them to be better musicians than they were when they entered the room. I never dread a lesson with him, and I’m always just a little bummed when they’re finally over!+ Read More
Very good with beginners!
Trevor is a skilled guitarist, well-versed in music theory, and extremely patient when teaching lessons. As somebody who’s never taken music lessons before, I was afraid he’d have me playing scales and arpeggios for the first few months. Not the case! Trevor has an answer for every question that crosses my mind and always structures our lessons around whatever excites me most. A lot of our lessons spill over onto his keyboard, where he’s very adept at explaining theory concepts. I’ve been taking lessons for with Trevor for 5 months and would recommend him to anyone!+ Read More
After just my first lesson I could tell I would really thrive as a guitarist under his guidance. Trevor’s teaching style is a balance between encouragement and challenge. I am looking forward to many months of growth and achievements under his guidance.+ Read More
Taking lessons with Trevor has been exactly what I wanted. He’s incredibly knowledgeable about the guitar on a technical level and about music from a theory background. His experience across genres is so impressive and gives him such an effortlessness in his work. He is always willing (and able) to put in work outside of lesson time to chart out a song or prepare a tailored lesson for the future. He’s an all around great dude and has been a pleasure to work with!+ Read More
In more than 30 years of off and on guitar lessons, I've had a lot of teachers. Trevor is the best instructor I've met -- by far. In the first lesson, he figured out my skill level, interests, goals and probably my maximum capabilities. He sent me home that day with tangible and workable exercises (not the general and intangible stuff you usually get), and they worked. In two months, I've made more progress than I have in years.
Trevor has a wide range of musical interests, so it doesn't matter what kind of music you like - he can teach it. That's important if you don't know what you want or get bored and like to switch things up.
But the best thing about taking lessons from Trevor is that it is clear he likes teaching, and that he's very good at it. I surprised him once by bringing a 7 year old want to be guitarist to my lesson. A fast hour later, I left with the 7 year old knowing how to play a simplified version of his favorite song -- and he'd never played guitar before. Trevor knew how to teach him even though he had no warning or preparation, and he inspired the 7 year old to practice so he could go back for more lessons.
This city is full of great musicians and great teachers. It is rare to find one person, like Trevor, who is both. If you're reading this, then you're looking for a great guitar teacher who can make a difference in your playing. You can stop reading and stop looking. Trevor motivates, encourages and teaches, and makes it all fun. He's the teacher everyone is looking for. I wish I'd started lessons with him long ago.
Trevor is a great teacher, extremely knowledgeable. He has great technique and can create tabs for songs you would like to learn. Would definitely recommend to anyone starting out on guitar, or someone who has been playing for a while and looking to upgrade their skills.+ Read More
Trevor knows his stuff, answers any question you throw at him and works with you on what you want to learn/know.
Trevor is a fantastic teacher. He very carefully nudges you along the journey of playing the guitar. I am very happy I found him!
Trevor is very informative and straight forward with lessons. My guitar playing has improved tremendously over the past year. Highly recommend him to anyone!
Very excited to start lessons with Trevor he has been very accommodating, knowledgeable, and friendly!
Very patient with a beginner. Communicates in a way that a novice can understand.
He’s both flexible and knowledgeable, two traits I was looking for, an helped me choose the right guitar. Excited about upcoming lessons!
He’s solid as a rock.
Very knowledgeable and helpful, explains things in a way that I (a generally non-musical person) can understand intuitively.
Trevor Is just fantastic. He exudes energy and passion into his teaching and encourages you every step of the way. From the moment you meet him you will understand. He is very talented and very flexible in working with the student and their needs. I highly recommend him.+ Read More
He makes learning enjoyable and he has endless patience.
Trevor has been great and I'm excited to continue lessons with him.
Trevor is one of Austin's best kept secrets. He is an incredibly experienced and skilled musicians. More so he is great at translating those skills to his students in an easy to grasp way. I went in to his class intimidated by music theory and within a couple months I was running through scales and grasping the concepts finally. His flexibility is a huge plus as well. You can make whatever you want out of your time with him, or if you need a more regimented style of learning he can do that as well. He is a patient, understanding, and down-to-earth individual whom I highly recommend. I'll be going back soon!+ Read More
Trevor was very engaging and taught the fundamentals of music theory very well!
He is patient and willing to repeat things until I fully understand a concept. He goes at a pace set for the student and makes you feel confident in your playing abilities.
Trevor is a great teacher to my 13 year old son. He incorporates songs my son wants to learn and has a great demeanor. My son began electric guitar lessons with Trevor just 5 short months ago and his progress has been amazing! My son loves to practice the songs they choose together and already feels confident performing for friends and family. Trevor is the best!+ Read More
Trevor was very engaging and taught the fundamentals of music theory very well!
5 star guitar instruction. Knows his craft and how to teach it.
Trevor is awesome. My son really enjoys Trevor as his teacher and he has a huge smile after each lesson. My son loves how Trevor teaches and that Trevor encourages my son to learn music he loves. Trevor is friendly and very responsive when I have a question and I feel like his prices are fair! He is an excellent teacher for my son, we couldn't be happier!+ Read More
Trevor has been exceptional from the start. My son had an audition for worship team at church and Trevor was familiar with some of the music that is played at churches. He helped my son to focus on just the music he needed to get the spot on the team. So far we have a second audition and the lessons are most definitely paying off. My son is 10. Trevor is extremely patient and encouraging with his words. He is very knowledgeable and creative with his style of teaching by using different methods that work for my son. I highly recommend him!+ Read More
Trevor is a great instructor, even if you are just beginning to play the guitar. He pays attention, provides good feedback on technique, is appropriately encouraging, and shares my enthusiasm for learning this instrument. Very knowledgeable, a real pro.
Trevor is an amazing musician that will work through your toughest goals. He'll work with you at every step of a song and will spark your interest at any level you're in. I recommend him for anyone seriously considering to improve their skills.
Trevor is a great teacher! He knows how to work with students on their specific goals and make it fun along the way!! He always has your interest in mind and is very patient. I would definitely recommend lessons from him!
My husband and I just had our first few lessons with Trevor and we couldn’t recommend him more. As a high school band director who is a guitar beginner, I think that Trevor is a fantastic teacher. He makes music and guitar fun, ensures you feel successful in each lesson, and is teaching quality information in a very logical order and pace.+ Read More
Best Instructor ever!
I've taken a couple of lessons from Trevor so far and they have been awesome. I've taken lessons from about 7 or 8 instructors in my lifetime and he is definitely one of, if not the best.
The thing that makes Trevor stand out to me is that he took the time to get to know what I wanted to learn and to figure out how I like to learn. He comes prepared to the lessons with material, answers any questions I have during the week by email and has worked with me to develop a specific education plan to meet my goals.
I suggest taking a trial lesson with this guy to see if you're on the same page. I am definitely not going anywhere else while I live in Austin.
Trevor has been a great teacher! He is extremely knowledgeable and patient. He makes learning fun and is very flexible based on each individual students needs. I would highly recommend him to anyone whether they are a beginner or advanced player. He has the skill set to apply to all students.+ Read More
Trevor is an awesome teacher and mentor to my boys. He has been teaching them since they had him as a teacher in Middle School, when the first picked up the guitar. I consider him a friend and would highly recommend him as an instructor for any person who wishes to pursue music. He's awesome!!+ Read More
Trevor is a great instructor! Very positive attitude and knowledgeable!!
Really happy to recommend Trevor as a guitar teacher. I started taking lessons with him in December and already feel like I've learned a lot, from flexibility and strength-building exercises for fingers to picking patterns to how to restring the guitar (at my request, since it had been about 20 years). It's also a lot of fun. He does a great job of listening to what you want to learn and suggesting ways to get there.+ Read More
Jedi Training. That's what I like to call my guitar lessons. Because Trevor teaches you how to use the force. I like how Trevor gets me out of my left brain with exercises like closing my eyes while I pick out chords & notes. He know how to push me past my comfort zone while still keeping it fun.
The topics of lessons aren't one size fits all (like some teachers that teach the same thing every week to all their students) But he tailors each lessons to my interests & deftly weaves all aspects of music together from theory, to chord structure, to picking, to levitating x-wings using your mind.
Trevor is an amazing guitarists. It's clear in short order that he's very knowledgeable and his patient and straightforward style of instruction inspires me with confidence as a beginning player! I think he'd do well with both beginners and advanced players, as well as students of all ages. I give him my highest recommendation as a tutor, coach and instructor.+ Read More
I took lessons from Trevor Perrmann for about 3 years, and I have learned a lot. In that time, I had lessons from Trevor in Classical Guitar, Piano, Electric Guitar (everything from pop to jazz), and I also learned a lot about music theory. I've taken music lessons from 5 different teachers, and my lessons with Trevor were some of the most productive and fun in my life.+ Read More
Trevor has a very patient, kind and gentle approach. Having no experience with the guitar. He is very knowledgeable and I was playing chords, and even transitioning between them in no time at all. I'd give him my highest recommendation as instructor for all levels of experience and all age groups. Best instructor ever.+ Read More
Learned a LOT of great stuff in just the past 3 years from Trevor! He started out as my Middle School Guitar Teacher, but wound up being a personal guitar tutor for my brother and myself until this day. Taught me just about everything I know about guitar scales, AND has refined my technique drastically!+ Read More
Very AWESOME teacher with great technique! Trevor is a very talented instructor and I highly recommend him! I've learned a LOT from him in the last 3 years, and he's taught me most of what I know about music today.
One of the best guitar teachers out there