Are you looking for a string quartet to play for your wedding ceremony or a jazz pianist for your cocktail hour? Does your child need voice lessons or tutoring in music theory? Let us help. All of the student musicians in the referral service have been approved by the world-renowned faculty of the Butler School of Music to represent the school in the Austin-area community, so you can be sure that you’re getting performers and teachers of the highest quality.
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Instruction - Classical-piano
Yunjin Lee is pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin where she studies with Gregory Allen. She received her Master of Music degree at Eastman School of Music as a student of Enrico Elisi. She was the recipient of a Graduate Award (Studio Accompanist) at the Eastman School of Music. She received Bachelor of Music degree from the Yonsei University, where she was offered a scholarship for academic excellence while studying under the tutelage of Bong-Ae Shin. Yunjin also received scholarships from the Globetech Eng. Graduate program in 2014. She won numerous prizes in competitions including East Coast International Competition, American Protégé International Piano and Strings competition, Seoul Youth Chamber Music competition, Buam competition, Seoul Music competition, Chopin International competition in Asia. She performed in Texas, New York City, Cincinnati and Rochester, and took part in the Texas State International Piano Festival in 2015, College-Conservatory of Music Piano Festival - Art of the Piano in 2016 with a full scholarship. Yunjin Lee has taught lessons over 6 years. She loves to working and sharing music with various students. Currently she is working as a instructor in the Piano Project at University of Texas at Austin and Group Piano Class Oak Hill Elementary, Boone Elementary, and Hill Elementary.
Instruction - Classical-piano
Hello! My name is Sasha Klare-Ayvazian. I am a piano teacher. I teach jazz and classical piano. I am currently completing my MM in music education at UT, Austin. I have a BA in music theory from Oberlin College. I am a licensed K-12 teacher in MA where I taught elementary music, band, and chorus for over two years. I am currently running the jazz program at the Texas School for the Blind I have over ten years of private teaching experience ages 5-65.
Ensemble - Cello, Double bass, Percussion, Violin, Voice tenor
We play original folk music with rich string accompaniment. Everyone in our band is a professional musician. Our relatable song content coupled with sophisticated, lush string playing makes for a potent mix.
We are an ideal ensemble for weddings, parties, and events. We are not too loud, but have a ton going on if folks want to sink their ears into the music.
Instruction - Violin
My name is Marisa Ishikawa, and I am currently pursuing a Masters of Music in Violin Performance with Brian Lewis. I love teaching, and have taught students of all levels and ages for the past seven years. In my teaching, I combine elements of the Suzuki method and the Kodaly method. My students obtain strong knowledge in musicality, theory, and technique through a mixture of singing, movement, and playing. My hourly rate is $50 per hour and $35 per half an hour. Please inquire for scheduling information and other questions.
Ensemble - Clarinet, Composition, Jazz piano, Jazz saxophone, Music history theory tutoring, Saxophone
- Experienced participant in high level music making.
- Private saxophone instructor in Waco area for several years.
- Seasoned performer as a soloist, chamber ensemble, and large ensemble member.
I have a BM in music composition from Baylor University where I studied with Dr. Scott McAllister as well as saxophone with Dr. Michael Jacobson. If you are interested, I would like to invite you to visit my website, where you will find more specific about my musical background and who I am as a human being.
Soloist - Clarinet
Nicolas Chona is a recent graduate of Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, having completed his undergraduate studies under Richie Hawley in 2014. In the summer of 2012, he was invited to study at the Aspen Music Festival and School, working with recognized clarinetists Joaquin Valdepenas and Bil Jackson and conductors Mei-Ann Chen, Jane Glover, Ludovic Morlot, Hugh Wolff, and Osmo Vanska. Mr. Chona was a founding member of the Noctua Wind Quintet, bronze medalists at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. Additonally, Noctua has won prizes at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition, the Chamber Music Yellow Springs competition, and was the only American group invited to the live rounds of the 63rd ARD International Music Competition in 2014. Mr. Chona made his Kennedy Center Millennium Stage debut that same year while on tour with Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff. Freelancering highlights in the Houston area, include performances on The Woodlands Salon Series and with Aperio: Music of the Americas. Even after graduating Rice, Mr. Chona was active in the formation of its student-run new music ensemble, Hear&Now. Inagural season performances include Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire and Chamber Symphony Op. 9, and John Adams's Chamber Symphony.