“My daughter Emma thoroughly enjoys taking music lessons from Austin. In addition to improving her technique, he is great mentor in terms of musical opportunities such as summer music camp and preparation for competitions.” -Pati M.
Austin Bradley received his Master's of Music from the University of Texas at Austin after completing his Bachelor's of Music at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He was named a Presser Scholar at Oberlin Conservatory for his academic success and potential as a music educator. In 2020, he was named a Boytim Award Winner for Independent Teachers. He maintains a teaching studio of piano and voice students. In addition to teaching privately, he is a Texas certified music educator and is music director/pianist/choral conductor for a local church.
Austin is an accomplished pianist and has taught beginning to advanced students for over 10 years. He has placed in multiple Texas Music Teacher's Association competitions and has received multiple outstanding performance ratings from the Mary-Hardin Baylor Sonata Festival and Music Teacher's Association. In piano lessons, a student can expect to learn technique through basics of scales and arpeggios-- younger students are given short "technique-focused" songs to help in their development. Method books are supplemented with rote (call/response), games, and improvisation pieces to make piano fun for every student.
A former 2-year Texas All-State choir member and native of Waco, Austin enjoys helping prepare students for choral and solo auditions in voice lessons. In voice lessons, students can expect to learn the basics of breathing technique, vowel formation, and resonance. Additionally, students will focus on ear training, sight reading, language and diction, physicality and presentation. Songs are always selected based on the student's interests. In addition, Austin believes healthy vocal technique can be applied to any genre and has experience teaching pop, rock, musical theater, classical, and jazz. Lessons with Austin are upbeat and are always based around the student's individual strengths and weaknesses.