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 - Violin
Sophie Verhaeghe -- I am an Artist Diploma student (post-graduate) available to teach classical violin lessons! I hold degrees from the University of Michigan and Boston University. Currently, I teach through the UT String Project. My method is a modified Suzuki style, and in addition to UTSP I have also taught through Austin Chamber Music Center and AISD. I am most interested in finding a way of teaching that works for YOU! Lesson rates are $25/30 minutes, $45/hour. Please contact me if you are interested and would like more information!
Soloist - Cello
Rylie Harrod is available as a solo cellist, and she is also active in ensembles such as cello/violin duo, string trio or string quartet. Rylie is working on her Doctorate in Cello Performance at the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a Master's degree in Cello Performance from Arizona State University, and a Bachelor's degree in Cello Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London, UK.
She is an active freelancer who performs at weddings, events and functions regularly. Rylie also has a cello studio ranging in student age from pre-school through high school, and she is also the Principal Cellist of the Waco Symphony Orchestra.
Ensemble - Double bass, Jazz percussion drums, Jazz piano, Jazz saxophone
Jazz trio or quartet for all occasions. Featuring music from the great American Songbook and other classic Jazz standards.
Instruction - Flute-piccolo
I have ten years of experience teaching flute lessons to students of various ages and ability levels from young beginners all the way up to non-music-major undergraduates. Most recently, I held a position as the flute instructor at the Charlottesville Music Education Center while also working as a band director in Charlottesville City Schools. I emphasize a comprehensive approach tailored to each student's goals that fosters problem-solving skills and metacognition.
I am also available for tutoring in music history and music theory. During my undergraduate studies at James Madison University, I earned As in all of these core music courses. I also led informal study groups in music history for my fellow undergraduates about twice each semester.
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 - 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.
Please contact me for more information.