Behrens Guitar Studio

Behrens Guitar Studio

For nearly a decade, The Behrens Guitar Studio has been teaching young children the classical guitar through the Suzuki Method. The Behrens Guitar Studio specializes in teaching young children the classical guitar through the Suzuki (Mother-Tongue) approach to music learning.

To learn more about the Suzuki Method, please contact the studio and make an appointment to observe a lesson and meet the teacher.

Operating as usual

04/28/2021

Benjamin trying out a radical solution...

Back around 2008 I think, the GFA (Guitar Foundation of America) was held in Austin. I saw this Brazilian guitarist who was mind blowingly good. One peculiar technique he had developed for long stretches was bring the left hand thumb to the front to facilitate barrés and wild stretches. I wish I remembered who it was. Anyway during my lesson with Benjamin yesterday we decided to test it as a solution to a prickly section of Antonio Lauro’s Valse Criollo Venezuelan Waltz #3. It has an arduous stretch. Surprisingly, Ben felt this was the best solution. I’m anxious to see how it looks and sounds next week. I’m certain my guitar colleagues will be incensed that I would dare try such a bold technique with a young student. Oh well...

09/30/2020
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22 Diferencias Sobre Conde Claros - Julian Bream [Luis de Narváez] Vihuela

Today the guitar world lost the great Julian Bream. In tribute here is one of my favorite Bream recordings, Condé Claros by Luys de Narvaez played on the vihuela:

https://youtu.be/xaZDknXPtCw

youtube.com Julian Bream - (22 Diferencias Sobre Conde Claros Por Luys De Narváez) Genero: Renaissance, Renacimiento, Classical Guitar, Música Renacentista, Classical Mu...

05/23/2020
youtube.com 05/04/2020

Aire de Zamba-Barrios Mangore Performed by Sean Rollin Behrens

My newest addition to my repertoire, Aire de Zamba by Agustín Barrios Mangore:

https://youtu.be/U13ml4N194Q

youtube.com Sean Rollin Behrens performes Aire de Zamba by Augustine Barrios Mangore.

youtube.com 05/02/2020

Gavotte 1 & 2 Cello Suite #6 Sean Rollin Behrens-Guitar

Recorded this last night:

https://youtu.be/6zuUFzmsvZU

youtube.com Sean Rollin Behrens performs Gavotte 1 & 2 from the 6th Cello Suite by J.S. Bach.

04/19/2020

Trey Callaway on Twitter

https://twitter.com/TreyCallaway/status/1251273373922897920

“One of the most beautifully authentic things I’ve ever heard. https://t.co/VZhNeGvb6w”

youtube.com 04/01/2020

Sean Behrens

Here is my YouTube page:

https://www.youtube.com/user/srbguitaraustin

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[03/25/20]   I am now set up to do live video lessons for classical guitar, electric guitar and electric bass. Message me or email me at [email protected].

03/21/2020

Cover Band Central

A little music theory lesson while we have some time.

03/15/2020
03/07/2020

Milonga del Viento (Morel) Performed by Sean Rollin Behrens

https://youtu.be/Gqs-NBXtstI

Sean Rollin Behrens plays Milonga del Viento by Jorge Morel. Impromptu video shot at Chapel Dulcinea in Driftwood, TX

01/26/2020

This is my student Aaron. He is 6. I started him at 3 1/2. He is a shining example of what happens when the parent is plugged into the process and they make the practice happen. Both parents have pretty intense work schedules but they make it work. Here we are playing A Toye from Suzuki Guitar Book 2. I’m really proud of him.

12/30/2019

Sean Rollin Behrens-Guardame Las Vacas

https://youtu.be/uRPW8V623ck

Guitarist Sean Behrens of Austin, TX performs Guardame las Vacas, a Renaissance piece by Luys de Narvaez. Mr. Behrens performs and teaches in the Greater Aus...

karenbergerpiano.com 12/07/2019

The Truth About Piano Lessons | Karen Berger, Piano

This needs to be reposted and shared from time to time. This applies to all instruments, not just piano:

http://karenbergerpiano.com/2011/07/05/the-truth-about-piano-lessons/

karenbergerpiano.com For Parents, Piano Lessons for Children The Truth About Piano Lessons July 5, 2011 Karen Berger 136 Comments A piano teacher looks at what it takes to succeed in music, how parents can help, and why they should care. To piano teachers: This post is copyrighted. Please do not reprint the whole thing....

08/15/2019

Sean Behrens Performs Lagrima

I made a video of Lagrima off the cuff while taking a break from recording another piece.
https://youtu.be/iwHpnlKb8Xk

Sean Behrens of Austin, TX performs Lagrima by Francisco Tárrega. Mr. Behrens is a performer and teacher in Austin. www.behrensguitarstudio.com

03/18/2019

The Student Music Organizer

A musical smile for Sunday.....

02/28/2019

Pizzicato

Vacation time, people!! 🏖️

Odmooooor!! 🏖️😂

02/23/2019

Cover Band Central

02/09/2019

5 year old Daniel tearing it up on Twinkle

01/14/2019

Rumores de la Caleta

New video on my YouTube page:
https://youtu.be/S1iH24-P-Xg

Performed by Sean Behrens www.behrensguitarstudio.com

01/11/2019

Here is a little ditty by Steve Morse that I used to play a lot at weddings...called, wait for it...Highland Wedding. One of these days I’ll see if I can adapt the whole shredder part last half for solo guitar, but for now it would seem that many a bride has been quite content to walk down the aisle to this part. I’ve been at home making video for my whole online makeover. I hadn’t touched this one in over a year and I’m surprised it came back so easily. I’ll need to redo it though. This take isn’t worth doing a multi cam sequence for but thought I’d share anyway.

12/02/2018

Aaron proudly displays his new Kremona guitar. Big improvement over that guitalele thing.

12/02/2018

Aaron came in today and played a smokin’ rendition of Lightly Row on his new Kremona guitar this morning. Then he wowed me with Aunt Rhodie and Song of the Wind and part of May Song. Now we just need some sticky stuff to keep the guitar from sliding off his shorts.

08/06/2018

Carolina is doing great work improving her tone on Allegro from Suzuki Guitar Book 2. Look how nicely her right hand sets up as she concentrated on playing with nails.

08/02/2018

Astor Piazzolla: Verano Porteno Performed by Sean Behrens

https://youtu.be/2g41Aa-PE0U

Sean Behrens, a guitarist and teacher in Austin, TX performs Verano Porteno, a Tango by Astor Piazzolla on classical guitar.

06/18/2018
06/12/2018

Having worked with students on this piece, this annotated manuscript speaks volumes. LOL!!

[05/18/18]   F Chord Work Around
Simply don’t play it when it comes around in a song

03/25/2018

Yep.

09/13/2017

My 10 yr old student, Satvik tearing it up on Carcassi Etude in A minor. His tremelos are coming along nicely. Still a little trouble on that horrible shift to the 3rd position, 2nd inversion B flat Major chord. I don't think that part ever really gets easier. A constant spot practice area...

07/24/2017

Classical Guitar Corner

I have learned and relearned it. It is a staple and you're never done improving on it...ever...

Invest time into learning a masterwork like Capricho Árabe because you will be playing it for the rest of your life.

Do you think spending 21 minutes on 12 measures of music is too much? While it is tempting to dive straight into playing a beautiful piece like Capricho Árabe, you will save countless hours of revision and correction by learning it the right way, from the beginning.

This is the way I like to work with students at Classical Guitar Corner, and if you have a similar work ethic then you are a good candidate to study through our comprehensive curriculum. Find out why it is worth the investment here:
https://www.classicalguitarcorner.com/join-cgc2/

06/27/2017

Salamanca

Satvik, Alex and Benjamin rehearsing for our gig at the Sheraton this Friday.

educationdive.com 06/27/2017

NYC's only K-12 school with music as core subject sees high outcomes

educationdive.com The leaders of the Special Music School at Kaufman Music Center believe intensive music instruction is a direct contributor to academic success.

06/02/2017

Fons

"My son spent one hour on five notes." Drive, passion, focus, and grit are wonderful traits to nurture and develop.

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Benjamin trying out a radical solution...
My 10 yr old student, Satvik tearing it up on Carcassi Etude in A minor. His tremelos are coming along nicely. Still a l...
Salamanca
Strange Times In El Paso
One way to know you have practiced well is to be able to play your piece without warming up at the start of your lesson....
My students Benjamin, Satvik, Alexander and me performing Salamanca. This was an arrangement by Len Williams (John Willi...

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