A graduate of the University of North Texas, pianist, composer/arranger, and educator Austin Byrd has been fortunate enough to perform with Arturo Sandoval, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Eric Marienthal, Francisco Torres, Marshall Gilkes, Tom Kubis, Ron Stout, Tierney Sutton, and many others.

He has also toured the United States, Canada, Japan, and Australia with the Glenn Miller Orchestra. Austin currently teaches jazz piano at Mt. San Antonio College and can be heard performing around Los Angeles with the Kevin Hicks Quartet and other local artists.

View his website and arrangements here, and check out his spotify.

About Austin Byrd

Favorite piano styles
  • Jazz
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Austin Byrd's Quick Tips

Learn the techniques to expand your jazz vocabulary with three useful exercises. First Austin explains how to play arpeggios over all the changes. Next, he covers the "Rock Climber" exercise, and finally he provides a brief overview of "upper structures."

Austin Byrd's Latest Shows
Student Assessment (November 2020)

In this Student Assessment, Austin Byrd reviewed student video submissions from the month of November and provide personalized feedback and guidance.

Q+A Submissions (November 2020)

In this Q&A Submissions video, Austin Byrd answered all of your questions about the piano and music in general that were submitted in the month of November.

Artist Interview Featuring Austin Byrd

Austin Byrd joins Jonny May for a special interview to share his insights on piano practice, arranging, and performing.

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