Pro Tools Certified, Studied Jazz Studies at The University of North Texas, Cetificate in Recording Arts
Woodwinds, Brass, Pro Audio, Orchestral Strings, Drums & Percussion, Clarinets, Flutes & Piccolos, French Horns, Tubas, Woodwind Accessories, Cellos, Double Reed Instruments, Concert Percussion, Keyboards & MIDI, Keyboards, Accessories, Guitar, Amplifiers & Effects, Trumpets, Trombones, Marching Band Brass, Violins, Violas, Euphoniums, Brass Accessories, Technology, Marching Percussion, Bass, Double Basses, Books, Sheet Music & Media, Folk & Traditional Instruments, Print Music
Been performing live and in the studio most of my life.
Vance Van Donselaar
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"Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without." - Confucius
I then went on to study Jazz Studies and Percussion at The University of North Texas. I have taught drum set and percussion lessons as well. I moved to New Mexico in 1998 to attend The University of New Mexico, where I studied Communications and Anthropology. I have played in several bands touring the U.S. and produced and recorded several records with various bands. While in New Mexico I ran sound and stage managed at The New Mexico State Fair for three years in a row.
While playing as a professional musician in New Mexico, I decided it was time for a change and moved back to Austin, Texas. I purchased my house and built my recording studio. I then decided to attend Media Tech Institute, where I recieved my degree in Recording Arts and Pro Tools Certifications. Developing a love for audio, I then worked at Media Tech as a Lab Instructor for a year and interned at Willie Nelson's recording studio, called Pedernales Recording Studios. I currently own and operate Jackrabbit Soundshack Recording Studios where I record all styles and genres of music.
I continue to play gigs on drum set and percussion, run & manage my own recording studio business, and manage the South Austin Music & Arts Retail Store.
As a music store, we offer instruments, music lessons, instrument repairs, instrument rentals, accessories, and sheet music to students and educators from programs in Austin ISD, Hays Consolidated ISD, Dripping Springs ISD, Lake Travis ISD, Eanes ISD, Leander ISD, as well as in private schools such as Veritas Academy, Regents, and Austin Waldorf. We love to support the local Austin music scene.
I look forward to helping you begin your musical journey or help you with any and all of your musical needs.
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