Josef Butts

Address Austin, TX USA
URL http://myspace.com/joebutts
Email josefbutts@hotmail.com
Phone # 512-371-1563
Instruments Double Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Theory, Ear Training, Composition, Jazz improvisation, sight reading, ear training, Arco technique
Musical Styles Jazz, Rock/Pop, Alternative, Funk/R&B, Blues, Reggae, World, Acoustic/Folk, Bluegrass, Country, Classical, Experimental, Bowed technique(Arco), slap, fingerstyle
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

I want to help my students in achieving whatever their musical goals are. I am very open and like to plan the lessons toward the students personal tastes and goals. For students wishing to develop their skills with the intent of being a professional musician I would use my experience as a professional musician to help prepare them , I also can help prepare students for a college music audition, or simply to get better and enjoy themselves by playing music. My goal is to help my students develop strong musicianship so that they can be versatile enough to play many different styles of music and develop their own personal style.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 15 Years
Teaching Location Flexible
Lesson Rates 50 per Hour. Please contact to discuss lessons time and prices. Some discounts may apply
Discounts Discounts for paying for a month in advance
Cancellation Policy Depends on the way the lessons are scheduled
Teaching Hours
Sunday: various
Monday: various
Tuesday: various
Wednesday: various
Thursday: various
Friday: various
Saturday: various
Musical Influences All great musicians, Coltrane, John Pattitucci, Paul Chambers, Mingus, Miles, Medeski Martin and Wood, Ornette Coleman,Steve Coleman, P-Funk, Edgar Meyer, Gary Karr, U@
Performing Experience I have performed w/ many groups in the Austin, TX and New Orleans area on the double bass and electric (Kris Kimura Quartet,The Other Planets,Joe Simon's Jazz, Ed Peterson, Doug Bickel, Donald Harrison, Joe Butts Trio.
Education & Training Doctoral student in jazz bass performance at the University of Texas at Austin. Previously taught bass at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, B.M. from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, MM in jazz-University of New Orleans.