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Austin

Austin Jones

Guitar, Bass, Drums

   Austin started Lessons With Austin in 2012. He’s sung and played guitar, bass, and drums for 22 years. He’s performed at many festivals, conferences, venues, radio shows, religious ceremonies, and other events over the years both as a solo artist and with his band “The Austin Jones Band” which has released 4 albums and several music videos and received radio airtime around the world.

(You can find out more about the band at www.TheAustinJonesBand.com).
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   Austin has been leading worship at various churches since 1995 playing guitar, bass, and drums when needed. He loves playing and writing music because he believes music is a very honest way of expressing every type of emotion or feeling universally, and that writing ties the emotions to the practicality. He loves teaching music because it guarantees that music will be passed on to others from the students he taught himself.  

   Austin knows that every person is unique, learns differently, and is motivated and influenced by different experiences with vastly different goals. He takes time to build trust with the students to properly guide them toward their goals.  He’s had many students go on to lead worship at their own churches, record their own albums, and competed and won various talent competitions as well as participating in the LWA recitals!


Curran

Curran Rappé

Guitar, Drums

   Curran joined Lessons With Austin in 2015. He has played guitar, drums, bass, piano, and mandolin for 12 years. He’s also a great vocalist! In 2016, he wrote and recorded a 6-song EP titled “What You’re Building” by performing all the instruments on the record including vocals, and he played bass in the “Austin Jones Band” as well!  He’s also played various instruments and led worship in churches off and on for 7 years.

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He was a music education major after high school, took several music theory classes, and performed percussion in a classical setting. Curran has his Associate’s Degree in Audio Engineering. He loves all aspects of music whether it’s writing, composing, arranging, performing, or recording.

He knows that learning music can be very challenging so his goal with his students is to get them playing their favorite songs as quickly as possible so they realize how fun playing music really is! He’s had many students perform in LWA recitals with great success!

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Darius Barnes

Vocals


Darian

Darian Hernandez

Guitar, Drums, Piano

  Darian joined Lessons With Austin in 2016.  He has played guitar, piano, and drums for 4 years. He’s also a great vocalist! He plays multiple gigs throughout the year and works with other musicians on their projects and performances. He’s currently studying Audio Engineering at Lee College and enjoys constantly learning new aspects of music and performance.  His approach to teaching guitar and ukulele is thinking of his students, young and old, as future musicians instead of just students.  Darian has had multiple students perform in LWA recitals in the past year when they were still brand new beginners!