Soloist - Viola
M.M. Viola performance major offering solo viola performances for all events, such as church servies, weddings, funerals, etc. Please contact for rates, as prices will vary based on location, time, and the amount of music to be prepared.
Soloist - Jazz-piano
Hailing from suburban Houston, Thomas Wenglinski is a jazz pianist, composer, arranger, and third-year Jazz Composition major at the University of Texas at Austin. Thomas was exposed to a variety of musical influences from an early age, and by the time he finished high school, he had written and performed several compositions with both his peers and professional musicians.
In his two years at the University of Texas, Thomas has premiered thirteen compositions/arrangements for the school's big bands, in addition to professionally arranging for ensembles such as the brazilian big band Banda Urbana. In July of 2017, the UT Jazz Orchestra performed his composition "AustiNite" at the North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam, Netherlands. He is currently is in his second year as the band's pianist.
Thomas regularly cites Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Louis Cole, Genevieve Artadi, Joe Henderson, Milton Nascimento, Kenny Wheeler, Red Garland, Keith Jarrett, and Lyle Mays as his main musical influences.
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.
Instruction - Flute-piccolo
Looking to improve your flute playing, learning more repertoire or prepare for marching band? Hayley Miller, teaching assistant to Marianne Gedigian at the University of Texas at Austin, has been teaching for over ten years is interested in taking on students in the Austin area. She offers flexible time frames in half hour and hour sessions on weekdays and weekends. Her rate is $25/half hour and $50/hour. She would be happy to answer any questions you may have and looks forward to working with you!
Instruction - Bassoon
Bassoonist Alexander Onieal has held positions with the New Mexico Philharmonic and Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra and is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Texas at Austin. He has performed with the New York Philharmonic, Santa Fe Symphony, Opera Southwest, Performance Santa Fe, Lubbock Symphony, Midland-Odessa Symphony, and the Williamsburg (VA) Symphony. Alexander holds a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School and a Bachelor of Music degree from Florida State University. His primary teachers include Kristin Wolfe Jensen, Judith LeClair, and Jeffrey Keesecker.
Alexander has toured with the Castleton Festival Orchestra in Muscat, Oman and on the West Coast of the United States with the New York Gilbert and Sullivan Players. As a chamber musician he has performed at Carnegie's Weill Recital Hall, Chatter Sunday, Juilliard ChamberFest, with the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival's educational ensemble, and at various venues across the country. He has attended numerous summer programs including the Crested Butte Music Festival, Castleton Festival, Bowdoin International Festival, Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Hidden Valley Music Seminars, and the Eastern Music Festival. After maintaining a successful private studio in Albuquerque, NM for three years Alexander will begin to teach in Austin, TX this fall in Austin ISD and Leander ISD. When not performing or making reeds, he enjoys spending time with his one year old Border Collie mix, Summer.
Instruction - Classical-guitar
Private instruction with guitar performer, composer and educator Benjamin T Zeff.
I hold a B.A. and M.M. in Jazz Performance and am entering my second year at UT working on my Doctoral Degree.
I have over fifteen years of private and studio instruction experience.
Soloist - Trombone
I have had a wide experience of band, orchestra, and chamber playing, and very much enjoy playing in those types of groups as well. I love meeting new people though music, as well as having new musical experiences.