GAMA Newsletter

Music Mailer: September 2019

"Without music, life would be a mistake."
-Friedrich Nietzsche

Join us for our FIRST EVER Faculty Recital and Open House at Greater Austin Music Academy.

Friday, September 27th at 7PM
Greater Austin Music Academy Recital Hall
2110 White Horse Trail, Suite D
Austin, TX 78757

Free and Open to the Public 
(Optional: RSVP on Facebook)

Please join us for this celebration of music, fun and friends! This casual recital includes performances by Matthew Jeans on clarinet, Josh Billingsley on trumpet, Trevor Villwock and John Henderson on piano, and our very own office manager Stevie Hawes on flute!

We’ll also be joined on stage by faculty from Beerthoven Craft in celebration of our new partnership. (More on that below!)

We’re super excited to announce our new partnership with Beerthoven Craft! 

As featured in Austin Statesman and Food and Wine Magazine, Beerthoven Craft brings introductory group piano lessons to beginner adults alongside of pint of beer. 

GAMA is the new host venue for Beerthoven Craft lessons AND we are in plans to provide outreach to the community via their mobile keyboard lab, including underserved youth and organizations around Austin!

If you want to learn more about Beerthoven Craft, make sure to check them out here, and visit us during our Faculty Recital and Open House on September 27th!

Guitar Lessons in AustinChad Tracy – Guitar, Bass, Voice, Beginning Piano

Chad Tracy has over twenty years of experience as a performing musician and educator. In 2003 he earned a Master’s Degree in Jazz Performance from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and studied music with many jazz greats including Pat Martino, Jimmy Bruno, and Mimi Fox. He currently offers lessons on guitar, bass, voice, and piano. We’re super excited to welcome Chad to our school!

Dear Students and Parents,

We are still moving in to our new space, and there are some blank walls that we would love to decorate. Our wonderful students are at the heart of our community and we’d love to include you in this process!

If you have any pictures of yourself or your child that you’d like us to print and hang up, please send them to us either via email, or as a text to (512) 337-2224. Or let us know if you would be okay with us taking a picture during your lesson.

Get your samba on! Celebrate Brazil Day Austin on Saturday, September 7th at 8:30PM at Antone’s Nightclub. 

More info here; Tickets here



Come watch 13 awesome female bands perform at the BARn on Saturday, September 14th starting at 2PM! All ages are welcome at this event hosted by Femme Rock, a local community that provides a safe musical space for women of all kinds.

More info here

Help Sa-Tén Canopy celebrate their 5th year at this all-day party on Sunday, September 15th! With delicious food, drink specials, and musical performances from local bands, this is sure to be a super fun event. Check out Stevie’s band, playing at 12PM!!

More info here



Speaking of hip local bands, The Morose Society will be playing at Cherrywood Coffeehouse on Thursday, September 19th from 8:30-9:30PM. Come support this ecclectic group of musicians!

More info here


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