- Music tailor & Sound designer -
Have you always wanted to play piano like a pro?
Are you tired of trying automated music apps and pre-made courses and wish you had a personal guide to show you how music actually works?
Has your child taken an interest in music?
Have YOU always had an interest in music?
Do you want to write your own music?
Are you interested in music production?
Do you just need a crash course in Music Theory?
Or maybe you just want to wow your friends and family at a party!
If you answered YES to even one of those questions,
Hey! My name's Josiah Austin and I'm a professional music tailor, sound designer, and private music instructor in Portland, Oregon.
I've been composing and producing music for 18 years, and have been teaching for 6. Since the pandemic hit I've switched all of my lessons online, and am now accepting more students.
But I only have room for 10 more, so
During your free lesson we'll talk about:
Your musical interests and inspirations
Your ultimate piano goals, your favorite songs or pieces
Any prior musical knowledge you may have (none required)
What we should expect from each other during the course of lessons
The basics of the piano keyboard
I utilize a variety of materials and approaches depending on your goals, including:
Piano book series
Customized sheet music for students’ favorite songs
Ear Training/Playing by Ear
A highly respected teacher with 6 years of experience teaching piano, 4.5 years of music education, 18 years of composing, songwriting, and producing, and a lifetime of loving music
One-on-one lessons with a personal educated music guide
Any question you have, answered at any time during the week
Learn in the comfort of your own home
Customized sheet music for your favorite songs arranged at your level
Quality sheet music created for your own compositions
Exciting lessons planned and tailored to your goals
A lifetime of creative expression through music!
- Reviews -
Josiah is a great teacher! He asks questions about goals for lessons, and caters the learning to the goals. He is able to explain things in ways that fit the learning musician. Josiah is very relatable to both adult and young learners, making him a great resource. I was able to learn a lot more than I ever hoped or expected in such a short period of time.
He is so polite and gentle, which made my son more comfortable. The best quality I liked with him is to encourage his students to practice well. He also encourages students to come up with their own tunes if they can.
In my case he did all and to a step further, he learned our country songs that I suggested and came up with notes and teached the same to my son (upon our request), which is awesome.
In simple words. We moved to a different state due to job relocation and I'm still struggling to find a new piano teacher. Josiah is just unique.
My 10 y.o. son has been taking piano lessons with Josiah and it has been the best experience. Josiah is energetic and enthusiastic and makes my son feel proud and excited to practice and learn more. He looks forward to his piano lessons all week.
Josiah is a fantastic instructor and the kids really seem to enjoy his teaching method!! He has really got my son to enjoy piano lessons.
My daughter has been taking piano lessons with Josiah and she loves it. He makes it fun for her and helps her to learn songs that she wants to learn how to play. He is very patient and you can tell he cares.