Behrens Guitar Studio

Behrens Guitar Studio

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Listen to this! Here is a glimpse into the guitar program offered by Behrens Guitar Studio. The Suzuki program is perfect for ages 4-8 but classes are also offered for all ages and levels. Zoom or in-person options are available for classical & electric guitar and electric bass. Call 512-445-9564 or visit http://www.behrensguitarstudio.com. #austinkidsdirectory #behrensguitarstudio #suzukiguitarprogram #guitarlessons
Give the gift of guitar lessons! Behrens Guitar Studio was founded in 2003 by guitarist Sean Behrens and offers Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar and Electric Bass to children and adults of all ages. Sean Behrens is a trained Suzuki teacher and is registered with The Suzuki Association of the Americas. Schedule a time to come and observe a lesson. Visit https://behrensguitarstudio.com/ to learn more or call 512-445-9564. #austinkidsdirectory #behrensguitarstudio #guitarlessons #suzukimethod
Behrens Guitar Studio was founded in 2003 by guitarist Sean Behrens and offers Classical Guitar, Electric Guitar and Electric Bass to children and adults of all ages. Sean Behrens is a trained Suzuki teacher and is registered with The Suzuki Association of the Americas. The best way to decide if he is the right teacher for your child is to schedule a time to come and observe a lesson. Visit https://behrensguitarstudio.com/ to learn more or call 512-445-9564. #austinkidsdirectory #behrensguitarstudio #guitarlessons #suzukimethod

For nearly a decade, The Behrens Guitar Studio has been teaching young children the classical guitar 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

08/20/2022

I started Benjamin 14 years ago on classical guitar as a Suzuki student when he was just shy of 4 years old. In the last 4 years we toggled between classical guitar and popular styles on electric guitar and bass in a more exploratory format. He did an amazing job on this Al Di’Meola tune and I’m fortunate to have gotten a performance with a good audio mix and video documentation. It’s nice to have good music friends who are interested in helping you pull it off. Ben is miles ahead of where I was at his age. If he keeps it up he will be unstoppable. This was a good send off for his next stage, attending civil engineering school in Taiwan.

07/15/2022

Ben and I went over to David Druxman’s house this evening to rehearse Midnight Tango. Tonight we were a power trio as John Ponzo is out till next week. It wasn’t bad as a trio. A little thin in places but it worked. Thanks Dave for putting the time into the drums on this one.

07/10/2022

So my longest standing student Benjamin and I have been working on Midnight Tango by Al Di’Meola. We did a run through with a backing track courtesy of Michael Ryan in lieu of doing it with a full band. He will be going off to college in August so I want to do something cool before he goes. He had really come a long way. Check it out!

07/10/2022

The Behrens Guitar Studio is accepting new students. I teach classical guitar, electric guitar and electric bass. I accept all levels and ages of students. For students 4-8 I offer the Suzuki Method. My old website went down so check this page for real time updates while I get the new website up and running. You can message me on this page or you can find my ad in the Austin Kids Directory for contact info. The best way to get started with me is to come observe a lesson with an existing student to see if we are a good fit. I also teach online Zoom lessons.

Sean Rollin Behrens, Guitarist 04/20/2022

Sean Rollin Behrens, Guitarist

Attention potential students:
It has come to my attention that my website has gone down. Apparently the web host dropped its hosting services and didn’t bother to tell me. I’m currently working on a new site with a different host. I do have another site dedicated to me as a performer and that page is www.srbguitarmusicpub.com. I have an ad in Austin Kids Directory so phone and email are still the best way to reach me. You may also message me on this page.

Sean Rollin Behrens, Guitarist Home page of Sean Rollin Behrens, Guitarist, an other / not classifiable artist from Austin. Sean Behrens has been performing and teaching guitar for 32 years. He earned his Master's degree in classical guitar performance from the University of Denver's L

02/09/2022

My student Aaron who is 8 entered an online guitar competition. The students had to submit a video of 2 pieces, one had to be South American. Anyway, I got this email from his mother.

01/18/2022

This is my young student Sidharth. He is 4 1/2 and he started with me in October. He and his mom did some amazing practice this week and today he showed me good posture, aligned wrist and good walking fingers with rest strokes. We even tried the beginning of Twinkle today by introducing the 3rd finger of the left hand though I didn’t capture that today. This is a great example of what can be expected of a 4 yr old after 3 1/2 months of lessons. While to many this seems like very little accomplishment, consider that many in his age group learning the violin are still learning to hold a pencil as though it were a violin bow. Mastery of the right hand on string instrument is of paramount importance.

12/20/2021

8 year old Aaron plays Valse Español

My 8 year old student Aaron who I’ve been teaching since he was 3 1/2 had an awesome lesson today with a wonderful performance of Valse Español by José Ferrer. Normally I edit out the pre performance banter but I thought I’d show you how I interact with my students.

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
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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

youtube.com

03/25/2020

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!!

05/18/2018

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:
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Videos (show all)

I started Benjamin 14 years ago on classical guitar as a Suzuki student when he was just shy of 4 years old. In the last...
Ben and I went over to David Druxman’s house this evening to rehearse Midnight Tango. Tonight we were a power trio as Jo...
So my longest standing student Benjamin and I have been working on Midnight Tango by Al Di’Meola. We did a run through w...
This is my young student Sidharth. He is 4 1/2 and he started with me in October. He and his mom did some amazing practi...
8 year old Aaron plays Valse Español
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...

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