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Music Teacher, Master
Location: Round Rock, TX
Instructs: Clarinet, Flute, Saxophone
Education: Bachelor of Music Berklee College of Music
Performance Experience: Mike performs regularly in the greater Austin Area and his performances can be found on his website. Mike has appeared and toured with recording artists such as Neyo, Tyrese, Savage Garden, Coolio, Ronny Jordan, Jonathan Butler, and Phil Perry to name a few. He has performed at the Austin Performing Arts Center, BBC London, The David Letterman show, the Turn Ben Stein On show, the Today show, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Santa Barbara Jazz Festival.
Teaching Experience: Over 25 years of teaching music.
Teaching Philosophy: Everyone can learn how to make beautiful music but we have to figure out together how you learn the best so you can be the best you can be!
Get to know Mike
Mike graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston MA. on a four-year scholarship. While there he received the Outstanding Achievement Award in Instrumental Performance as well as other awards. Mike was asked to join the faculty at the prestigious Berklee College of Music in 2002 and authored an on-line course. Mike continues to teach for Berklee College of Music on-line school.
In addition to the saxophone, flute and clarinet Hamilton composes, produces and plays keyboards, and bass. He has produced recordings for Interscope, and BGP Records. His recordings include Heart and Soul with the Winans, Thus Spoke Z with CTI and others. Mike’s solo albums “Natural Attraction”, “Here Together”, “God’s Will”, “Moving”, “Passport to Joy”, “Day Dreaming”, which feat. Nate Watts (Stevie Wonders bass player) and “Overcome” are available through most digital distribution companies in the world. Hamilton’s music has been described as “a skillful combination of rhythm & blues, pop, funk and contemporary jazz…” by Kenneth Yarbrough of Boston’s WUMB-FM radio.
Hamilton was a member of the house band for the Viacom network late night show “Live from LA” where he was featured for his album “Natural Attraction”. He has also been interviewed on “BET”, “Boston Mosaic”, “Jazz Scene” and KSCE-TV.
Hamilton has appeared and toured with recording artists such as Neyo, Tyrese, Savage Garden, Coolio, Ronny Jordan, Jonathan Butler, and Phil Perry to name a few. He has performed at the Austin Performing Arts Center, BBC London, The David Letterman show, the Turn Ben Stein On show, the Today show, the Boston Globe Jazz Festival and the Santa Barbara Jazz Festival.
Hamilton has recently been named the music director for the
Austin Area Jazz Festival and it’s group the AAJF Allstars.
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