“Austin was very inspirational to have at my summer jazz camp. My students were dazzled by his playing and creative energy, but it was also his way of explaining and expressing his thoughts and techniques that truly captivated them. He shared personal experiences of his growth as a saxophonist and improviser with both warmth and wit. Our program was very fortunate to have had him visit, with the information still resonating with them many months later.”Matt Sawyer, Assistant Director of Bands and Jazz Band Director at Paschal High School in Fort Worth, TX
Currently offer private lessons in jazz improvisation, music theory, saxophone and woodwind doubling technique, and jazz composition/arranging. In person in the New York City or Dallas/Fort Worth area. Skype or FaceTime lessons can also be arranged for those living outside those 2 areas. If interested send me an email through the Contact page on this website.
For the 2018-2019 school year, the Texas Music Educators’ Association has published an etude I wrote as the audition material for TMEA All-State Jazz for all high school saxophonists. Lessons focused on this material are available as well.
School clinics and masterclasses are also available. Some recent clinic/group teachings that I’ve done are the Calhoun School Summer Jazz Camp, Robinson Middle School Jazz Band, Paschal High School Summer Jazz Camp, Shepton High School, and the Plano West Cluster Summer Jazz Camp.