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Red Leaf School of Music welcomes you to a whole new world of learning music!  Red Leaf offers the safest professional space, modern equipment, accommodating availability, and trusted teachers... right here in South Austin! 


Red Leaf has a teacher for just about anything you want to learn how to play. Yes, even the ukelele.



Our teachers are seasoned professionals, performing here in Austin and all over the globe.   You can’t lose — Contact Us today and start your next musical adventure!

Director, Red Leaf School of Music The University of Akron

Geno co-founded Red Leaf School of Music in 2007 with fellow Austin musician/producer Daniel Barrett.


Geno has toured and played with The Gene Pool, The Damn Torpedoes (a Tom Petty tribute band), and Tyrone Vaughan, and also as a solo artist.

His "practical guitar" teaching method stands as the cornerstone of his instruction to this day. He describes this approach as "laid back yet ambitious".  In his words: “I never want students, adults or children, to feel like they are at a ‘job’ when they are at Red Leaf…This is a getaway for them to nurture their artistic side away from daily obligations and distractions.”


Geno is very passionate about Red Leaf School of Music, and is committed to developing strong relationships with each new Red Leaf student in order to help them realize their potential both in music and in life!

College of the Finger Lakes Author: Pro Guitarists Handbook


Paul has over 25 years of teaching experience and has taught at the University of Texas, and the National Guitar Workshop. Over the years he has developed a unique way simplify even complex musical concepts and to help his students reach their goals.


Known for his easy going attitude, Paul is great with beginners and has experience teaching children as young as 6.


" I believe that most fun way to learn to play, is by learning songs that you like. My goal is to make learning fun for for my students, and help them become the player they would like to be." 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Joe is passionate about helping each of his students to develop his or her own musical voice, while making sure that they enjoy the process.


He has been teaching music for almost 20 years, and currently teaches all levels of piano, guitar, bass, and music theory.


Joe is very interested in physical and mental health (specifically yoga and meditation), and how these relate to making music. He believes that while music theory and technique are important, they can also be a hindrance if they prevent a student from exploring and playing without tension and fear.

The Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts

The Farr Guitar Studio mission is to teach excellent craftsmanship and to inspire creative growth through private guitar lessons in Austin, Texas.


Jake Farr’s unique approach allows students to play music they are passionate about, understand musical concepts, and develop healthy technique. The FGS curriculum encompasses the student’s preferred style of music, studio-original compositions, and opportunities for creative expression.

Ty’s approach to teaching guitar is to share his 40-year passion for the instrument, and for music in general, with the student. This excitement is contagious, helping to foster the student’s new-found interest and serving as the spark that inspires them to progress and realize their goal of becoming the musician that they want to be. Ty focuses on letting the student progress at his or her own pace, without the common tendency to overwhelm or intimidate.


Whether it’s young people who are just starting out and are excited about playing music for the first time, or folks later in life that always wished they’d learned an instrument, Ty finds and uses that motivation to get the most out of his students.

Garrett Ross started playing the drums 25 years ago, fell in love, and never looked back. He has played, recorded, and toured with numerous bands including The All American Rejects. Garrett has had the privilege of sharing the stage with Thin Lizzy, The Presidents of the United States of America, Fastball, Seether, Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), and many more.

Garrett believes that everyone's passion for music and drive to play is a very unique and special dream. Its cultivation is an endless source of inspiration and discovery that can be realized by following one's heart and staying true to oneself.

Megan is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter with influences ranging from jazz and blues to folk and country. With over 13 years of experience writing, performing, and recording original music, as well as 4 years of national touring, she has developed a voice and style of her own. Her song, Moon Mansion off an early EP appeared in the indie-film, King’s Faith, filmed in her home city of Rochester, NY. She released her first full length album, New, in October 2014. 


In 2016, she moved to Austin where she formed the band FlecHaus. FlecHaus has released 7 singles and an EP which they toured on, nationally, in the summer of 2019. Their single, Beautiful Things, off the EP, Last Match, won the Vox Pop Award for Best Adult Contemporary Song in the 2019 Independent Music Awards. The band also won Best Group Single and Fan Favorite in the 2017 LA Music Critic Awards for their single, What We’ve Got. Megan was named Rockwired Magazine’s Artist of the Month in June 2017.


Megan is always trying to improve her singing and wants to help you improve yours as well. Megan believes singing and songwriting is a natural human skill that everyone has the potential to cultivate. She also believes that it’s just plain fun to do and wants to make sure everyone finds freedom and joy in the fun of singing and writing music.

Stefano has a 20+ years experience working internationally with artists such as The BoDeans, Jason Mraz, Christopher Cross, Patty Griffin, Cristian Castro, David Grissom, Chuck Rainey, Pat Green... 


Versatile in most genres, from classical to rock, soul, r 'n b, funk, gospel, etc., Stefano will guide you through the foundations and further development of your skills on piano, electric pianos, organ, synths and accordion. 


The lessons are offered online remotely only.

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Guitar with Geno

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Guitar with Jake

Banjo with Jake

Ukulele with Jake

Bass Guitar with Jake

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Guitar with Paul

Voice with Paul

Piano with Stefano

Keyboards with Paul

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Guitar with Joe

Piano with Joe

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Guitar with Ty

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Voice with Megan

Songwriting with Megan

Beginner Piano with Megan

Beginner Ukulele with Megan

Beginner Guitar with Megan

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Piano with Stefano

Electric Piano with Stefano

Organ with Stefano

Synths with Stefano

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Drums with Garrett

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