Austin Rogers, PhD, Principal Instructor
Experienced Music Instructor in Austin, TX
Anyone can play Old Time music!
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The Rogers School of Traditional Music offers lessons on a variety of instruments and styles. Lessons are taught by Dr. Austin Rogers, who has 30+ years of musical experience ranging from classical to old time to bluegrass to Celtic. Lessons are offered in the following instruments/styles:
For more details about the lessons we offer, see our Lessons page. We accept students of ages four and up on piano, and twelve and up on other instruments. Younger students may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
All prospective students will receive a personal consultation with Dr. Rogers free of charge before beginning lessons. During this consultation, you will have a chance to observe the instructor's playing first hand to verify that this is the style of music you want to learn. Dr. Rogers can also check out any instruments you already have to ensure that they are ready for you to begin learning. If you do not have an instrument already, Dr. Rogers can assist you in choosing and purchasing a suitable instrument.
Need An Instrument?
If you don't have an instrument yet, please speak with Dr. Rogers before purchasing one. A beginner should have an instrument that will not hold them back, but at the same time is not so sophisticated that it does not require the finesse of an experienced player to bring out the best it has to offer. Decent student instruments, suitable for beginners on banjo and fiddle, need not be expensive. Conversely, paying a lot of money for an instrument doesn't guarantee that the instrument is of good quality. At the low end, the market is flooded with what Dr. Rogers calls "banjo-shaped-objects" and "fiddle-shaped-objects." These are often, but not always, cheaply priced, but are not appropriate for players at any level. At the high end are instruments that really require a master's touch.
Dr. Rogers can work with you to help you choose a suitable instrument within your budget.
Standard rates are $60 for an individual sixty (60) minute lesson, or $35 for an individual thirty (30) minute lesson. Monthly and quarterly rates are available. Feel free to inquire about any specials we may be running.
Lessons are taught in northeast Austin, TX.
Use the form on the Contact Us page to inquire about instruments or lessons, or call us at (512) 761-7551.
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