Austin Beveridge

(he/him)

INSTRUCTOR

Austin Beveridge is an emerging session bassist, audio engineer and educator. Currently residing in Medford, MA,  Austin has begun to make significant contributions to the New England music scene by touring with up and coming artists such as Copilot, Jake Swamp and The Pine & Fever Dolls.

With an interest in music beginning at a young age, Austin’s pursuit of the bass guitar is rooted in his love of Motown. He recalls hearing Jackson 5 for the first time and being so enthralled by the foundation provided by the cast of amazing session musicians. Through exploration, Austin soon became a fan of many other genres including rock, jazz, hip hop & folk, leading him to discover other influences such as Paul McCartney, Pino Palladino & Michael League. This vast interest in genres plays a huge role in his musicality.

After graduating NVU Lyndon, Austin jumped head first into the music industry by touring and freelance audio engineering. This journey has led him to perform internationally, opening for bands such as One Republic, Nathaniel Rateliff, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones & Ripe.

In 2021, he began teaching bass, guitar and group lessons. Austin is a patient teacher and strives to demystify music while making it fun for all of his students! 

Birthday: May 16

Instruments You Teach: Bass, Guitar, Ukulele, Music Production, Songwriting

Favorite Music to Perform: Americana, Folk

Favorite Music to Listen to: Soul, Motown , Jazz, Classic Rock & Country

Something most people don’t know about you: I used to cross country ski competitively

Other hobbies & interests: Recording/live sound, songwriting, photography, hiking

Where you were born & grew up: Danvers, MA and Mirror Lake, NH

Heroes: Paul McCartney, James Jamerson, Thelonious Monk, Blake Mills

Practice Tips:
1. Keep your instrument in sight. Having it visible can help motivate you to practice

2. Start slow! It takes time to get a piece to tempo. I would much rather a student play something under tempo but articulate every note/rhythm. 

3. Always set goals for yourself. 

4. Most importantly, have fun with it!

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