Micah Motenko
Micah Motenko

Micah Motenko

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Introduction: Hi there! I am a teacher and active performing musician in the Austin scene. I was honored to be nominated as "Best Keyboardist" in the 2020 and 2022 Austin Music Awards. I focus on practical steps to get you playing and singing music you ENJOY! I have nearly 15 years of teaching experience and I can cover soul/funk, pop, jazz, blues, rock, country/americana, and beginner classical. I also teach music recording, production, songwriting, and arranging. Send me a message today! A bit more about me and my approach: My band Motenko has toured the country and plays frequently in Austin. I also play in the bands Wild Child, Sir Woman, Steel Betty, Pat Byrne, and many others. I specialize in several genres and am an avid home recordist, having produced and recorded most of my music (available on all streaming platforms). I teach lessons out of my home studio in N. Austin, which has a beautiful Mason & Hamlin upright piano. I also teach online and am open to coming to your address. I have been actively teaching lessons since I was a college student ('09-'13) and teaching has consistently been a mainstay in my making a living as a full time musician in Austin. I am just as passionate about teaching lessons as I am about recording and playing music! I center my approach around each student's unique goals, whether it be classical piano, playing in a rock band, synthesizers and sound design, or a beginner just finding their way around the keyboard. I work with the student to find a practice routine that can fit into their busy schedule, and teach them practical steps to open new doors to their learning of music.
Overview

Hired 13 times

Serves Austin, TX

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13 years in business

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This pro accepts payments via Apple Pay, Cash, Check, Credit card, PayPal, Square cash app, Venmo, and Zelle.

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, responsiveness, and work quality.

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Tika L.
Aug 11, 2017
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Working with Micah was amazing! I gained confidence in my piano playing and I learned various styles of jazz and music theory. He was very accommodating to my busy school schedule and he's friendly and fun to work with. I like that he customizes your lessons according to your skill and your preference of how fast you want to learn the material. He is definitely great at teaching as he knows how to explain things really well. I would highly recommend him to anyone!
Piano Lessons (for adults)
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Erik L.
Jul 20, 2016
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Micah is a talented teacher and has greatly improved my piano ability. He is able to teach multiple styles and makes complicated music theory seem easy. I've been learning jazz, classical, improvisation. Plus he makes lessons fun!
Piano Lessons (for adults)
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June n.
Jul 13, 2018
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Micah has done a wonderful job tailoring lessons for my two children, ages 10 and 16. He is patient but firm, and he has given them the guidance and structure to advance their music skills. I highly recommend Micah.
Piano Lessons
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Scott Collins G.
Apr 8, 2016
I am a singer songwriter and Micah is presently giving me piano lessons. I've been playing since I was a child but I've purely just been writing by ear. My first lesson with Micah not only made me feel a confidence I haven't felt with an instrument before but my song writing has already improved as well. Every lesson since has been just as motivating and confidence building. He is a wonderful kind teacher who makes it very easy to not only understand the lesson but expand upon the "home work" given beyond what we covered. It's amazing. I absolutely recommend Micah for piano lessons for it is proving to be invaluable for my career. And most of all it's Fun!
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Michelle L.
Jun 29, 2017
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I've really enjoyed working with Micah. He's has helped me with some structure in learning piano, including warm-ups and breaking down each piece into smaller chunks to master. I also appreciate that he's flexible with scheduling and understanding when I'm busy with work or traveling.
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