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Guitar lessons in Austin, TX

The guitar is legendary in Austin

As everyone knows, the guitar is legendary in Austin, TX. From Stevie Ray Vaughn to Willie Nelson the guitar occupies a unique place in Austin’s lore. But did you know that Austin is also one of the top centers in the world for Classical Guitar? The University of Texas at Austin has one of the top-rated guitar programs in the world, and as a result, dozens of talented guitarists move to Austin every year to study with the famed teacher Adam Holzman. Among his many noted students is the director of Orpheus Academy of Music, Dr. Klondike Steadman, who has developed an approach to teaching guitar that is used by teachers and schools around the country. Dr. Steadman has lived and taught in Northwest Austin for over fifteen years and his connection to this community allows Orpheus students dozens of high quality guitar performance opportunities every year.

Why start with learning the guitar

Did you know the guitar is adaptable to any musical setting, highly portable and relatively affordable, the guitar has inserted itself into every musical culture in the world. From the music of Bach and Mozart to K-Pop and Afro-Cuban music, the guitar can both lead and accompany any style. While our foundation at Orpheus Academy of Music is classical guitar technique, our students pursue all styles, from song-writing, to pop-rock, to improvising on Indian Ragas.

There are many benefits of learning the guitar

Research suggests that brains of the musicians work differently than that of normal people. Mastering the art of playing chords and melodies, reading music, keeping a steady beat and understanding the harmonic progression of music develops areas of the brain associated with spatial reasoning, language and attention according to researchers at the NSF Science Center. This is why we have fun, developmentally appropriate ways to teach guitar lessons for kids and adults of all ages.

The guitar is a great instrument for building social skills as well. That is why performing with friends at local Coffee Shops like Epoch on Far West Blvd in NW Austin helps motivate kids to practice intensely and joyfully. The central instrument in any band, learning to play guitar is a great way of making friends. While it sounds beautiful as a solo instrument, when combined with piano, violin, or other instruments, the guitar’s harmonies soar. At Orpheus Academy of Music in Austin, TX, one of the most popular events is something called the “Friendship Concert” (held twice a year) wherein students play songs with their friends on other instruments.

If you aspire to take lessons in guitar in Austin, Orpheus Academy has the most highly trained guitar teachers in the world, making us the top guitar school in Austin. The instructors not only have impressive solo careers, but also have spent years studying how to teach and even developing fun, innovative approaches to guitar not available anywhere else.
In Austin, at Orpheus academy you can have music lessons, at a reasonable price for kids and adults alike. The music instructors teach with enthusiasm while imparting their love of music to their students.

Many people try to learn on their own and find it is a struggle to overcome the physical and musical challenges the guitar presents and not all guitar lessons in Austin are worth your time. We think you will find guitar lessons at Orpheus Academy of Music will get you on the path to making the music you always wanted to play. Give us a try today by calling 512-231-8999 to sign up for a trial guitar lesson today!


Our Faculty Member

photo 1Jesse Crites, Director of Guitar Studies Master of Music, Guitar Performance










Klondike Steadman
, Executive Director; Doctor of Musical Arts, Guitar Performance — Director









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Brendon-Grabowski, Master of Music in Guitar Performance






Douglas Stefaniak, Master of Music in Guitar Performance












Stephen Krishnan Masters of Music, Guitar Performance













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Jon Kim, Master of Music in Guitar Performance









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Orpheus Academy

Music Lessons in Austin, Texas with Piano, Guitar, Voice and Music Camps
Orpheus Academy 3918 Austin, TX 78731
(512) 231-8999
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