Don O’Brien Teaches Giant Steps

Eastside Teacher Don O'Brien discusses and performs his approach to Giant Steps by John Coltrane

Eastside Players Live at Eastside Music School

Check out our very own Eastside Players performing live in our recently finished recording studio. We streamed this…

Beginner Guitar Lesson Series – How to Read Tab

Guitar Tablature or "Tab" is a great way to learn beginning melodies or "riffs" on the guitar. With this quick and…

Beginner Guitar Lesson Series – Picking

In this beginner guitar lesson, we discuss how to hold the guitar pick and offer suggested picking exercises to help…

Happy Holidays from the Family Band – An Eastside Music Xmas Album

This year, a few Eastside Music teachers got together to record a Christmas Album and spread Holiday Cheer.

November Open Mic Night

May Open Mic Night

Eastside Music and the City of Austin

One of the many reasons to start a business in Austin is the amazing resources available to the small business owner. I…

Alex in Haiti

Through a series of coincidences and good fortune, I spent the Summer of 2012 volunteering at a music school in Jacmel,…

Original Music Library

Back in the early Eastside Music days, I created a library of original music on Soundcloud. The idea was a sort of…

A walk through the barton creek greenbelt

Green Belt – A Time Lapsed Walk in the Woods

One morning, I took a walk on the Barton Creek Greenbelt and snapped a picture every 10 feet or so. After 7 miles, I…

Eastside Music School Demo Reel. Music for film and television

Music For TV (Demo Reel)

Believe it or not, Eastside Music School started as a music production studio. Some of the first work I got after…

Alex plays the drum machine in 2011

Eastside Sounds

This was a fun project. In 2011, shortly after opening Eastside Music School, I had the idea to record random sounds…