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 - Viola

M.M. Viola Performance Major, offering private or group lessons to all levels of violists, and beginning and intermediate violinists; all ages.  Although I am a trained violist, but I have had successful violin students as well.  In the past three years, I have maintained a studio of about 20 students, as well as taught in publuc school, taught group classes, at summer camps, and more.  Each of my students are at the top of their sections in youth orchestras as well as at school.  In lessons, students will learn using Suzuki books and the Dorothy Delay Practice Breakdown (as used by Sarah Chang).  My mission as a teacher is to show students how to work hard and pay attention to details, which will build confidence, making them a stronger player and a better person.  These skills can then be applied to all aspects of life, even outside of music.  Private lessons are $40 per hour.  Please contact for rates on group instruction.

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Soloist - Voice-soprano

I'm a classically trained soprano who would love to sing at your next house party, wedding, or event of any kind. In addition to singing classical music and opera, I love singing jazz standards. 

Suzanne Lis, soprano

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Soloist - Cello

Graduated from Yale University. Working on my doctoral degree at UT

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Ensemble - World music instrument

The Pans of Texas is a steel drum band made up of UT students. We play a large variety of music including traditional soca tunes from Trinidad, pop music, Latin tunes, and even classical transcriptions. We guarantee to bring fun and energy to any event!

The Pans of Texas

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Instruction - 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 with the group that same year while on tour with Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Larry Rachleff. Freelancing highlights in the Houston area include performances on The Woodlands Salon Series and with Aperio: Music of the Americans.

Mr. Chona is active in music education and outreach as well. He was on the artist roster for Young Audiences of Houston, performing outreach concerts in the Medical Center and underserved schools in the Greater Houston area. A native Houstonian, Mr. Chona is not only an alumnus of the Houston Youth Symphony as a student, but also served as intern and operations manager for their 14-15 and 15-16 seasons, respectively. In high school, Mr. Chona was a three-time All-Stater while being a member of the award-winning Woodlands High School Marching Band, and therefore uniquely suited to seving the needs of Texas band students. Lesson rates are $50/hour.

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Soloist - Violin

DMA violin performance major. Available for solo violin, small ensemble, large orchestra, and teaching string section.

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Ensemble - Jazz piano, Voice soprano

Ross (piano) and Lydia (voice) have been performing together for over five years! This duo features music from the American Songbook, Broadway Musicals, as well as Jazz and Pop standards. Bass and drums can also be added to this group to meet any events needs.

LydiaMyers.com

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Soloist - 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. 

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Soloist - Flute-piccolo

I play the flute and would love to gig at any event or teach any student!

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Soloist - Oboe-english-horn

I am a professional oboist based in Austin, Texas. I perform regularly with the Corpus Christi Symphony as well as the University of Texas performing ensembles. I successfully run and manage Meredith's Reed Shop, an oboe reed store geared towards students, and I am a reed maker for the oboe reed business, MKL Reeds. 

Currently, I am pursuing an Artist Diploma at the University of Texas. My primary teachers are Dr. Andrew Parker, Martin Schuring, Mark Hill and Randall Ellis. I received my Masters degree (MM'14) from Arizona State University and my Bachelors degree (BM '12) from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

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