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Jesse B

Jesse B

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Jesse began playing guitar at the age of 12 in his home town of Silver City, New Mexico after hearing Metallica for the first time and thinking "I wanna do that!"  Deeply inspired by the do-it-yourself ethic of early 'Nineties bands such as Nirvana and others who were part of the increasingly popular grunge and rock scenes, Jesse picked up the electric guitar and began teaching himself to play. He started playing in his first bands and gigging around his home state at age 14. Upon graduating high school, Jesse decided to further pursue his musical interests in an academic environment and began studying music theory at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Here Jesse was introduced to the world of classical guitar, which became a consistent passion throughout his college career. Studying under renowned performer Mesut Ozgen, Jesse immersed himself in the classical guitar repertoire and discovered a fondness for somewhat avant-garde composers of the 20th century, particularly the colorful work of the Cuban guitarist/composer Leo Brouwer. While working towards his degree Jesse often performed as a soloist and as a member of the UC Santa Cruz Guitar Ensemble. After receiving his Bachelor of Arts in music, Jesse decided to try his hand at composing and went on to recieve a Master's degree in composition, also from the University of California, Santa Cruz. During this time he composed music mostly for chamber ensembles, including several string quartet and guitar ensemble pieces. He also began to experiment with introducing rock elements into the classical music environment (with varying degrees of success!), composing several pieces for ensembles of strings and woodwinds which also featured electric guitar, electric bass, and drum set.  Jesse has also spent time studying the music of eastern Europe and the far east, and he has traveled to Asia and performed with local folk musicians there. A piece he composed for guitar and gayageum (a Korean string instument) had it's premiere performance at a national folk festival in Seoul, South Korea. Throughout his academic studies, Jesse has continued to express his love of non-classical genres and has performed with countless rock, punk, metal, reggae and bluegrass bands throughout New Mexico, California and Texas. He currently performs in Austin as a solo artist and also as a member of the experimental rock/metal trio Vanished Clan, and with Nefesh, an acoustic gypsy-folk ensemble.

Darrell V

Darrell V

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30+ years performing experience: baroque, classical, jazz, orchestral, march, gospel, blues, folk, bluegrass, big band, country, rock, metal, theater, pop, punk, Americana, avant-garde, grunge; Solo, small combo, large band, and orchestral experience. 20+ years teaching experience: guitar [Spanish, acoustic, electric], electric bass, voice, piano, keyboard, woodwinds [specializing in saxophones], percussion, violin, brass, composing, arranging, songwriting, recording, management; A long roster of satisfied clients. Excellent professional and personal references available.

Zachary V

Zachary V

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Zack enjoys teaching students of all skill levels and ages and employs different approaches depending on the needs and personal goals for each student.  He is comfortable in many styles and can help with everything from preparing for honor band auditions, adult beginners desiring to learn a new instrument, jazz improvisation or solo repertoire.   

Yssac C

Yssac C

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I am proud of being  excellent at giving motivation and inspiration to every student, making each one of them to see music as a source of happiness.

Michael L

Michael L

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I am a public school teacher here in Austin and I have done my best to incorporate music in the classroom. I have taught instruments to my students, recorded an album with student written songs, hosted school wide performances, and visited students at home for personalized music education. I have also introduced and taught adults to instruments they now play professionally. I am currently a music mentor with a local non-profit that brings music to foster care children. I love nothing more than teaching someone to play their favorite song or helping him/her discover new songs within themselves.

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