Tim Girardot

Instrument -- Piano

Location -- Austin School of Music North and South


Tim Girardot teaches Classical, Jazz, and Blues Piano,

Composition and beginning Music Theory. He has been teaching

beginner to advanced level piano lessons for 18 years at the

Austin School of Music. He received a Bachelor of Music degree

in Jazz Composition from The University of Texas at Austin in

2000, and is an active member of the Austin District Music

Teachers' Association. He is the Austin Chairman of the American

College of Musicians (Piano Guild), and continues to perform in

the Austin area as time and opportunity permits. He has been

playing the piano for 44 years, and has 27 years of professional

performance and recording experience. Tim draws from this

experience to create a unique learning experience for each of his

students. He believes that the world can be made a better place

through musical creation of beauty, and is very happy to share

this gift with whomever wishes to learn.

Tim believes that anyone can learn the piano and enjoy

themselves. Whatever your goals in learning piano might be, he

can get you on your way there. He has taught students as young

as 6, and beginning students at age 78—who are still playing

piano into their 80’s. Some of Tim’s piano students have gone on

to pursue undergraduate and graduate music degrees at the

University of North Texas in Denton, University of Chicago, UT’s

Butler School of Music, and the Felix Mendelssohn Conservatory

of Music in Leipzig, Germany. Others have gone on to become

professional performers and music teachers from Dallas to Berlin.

Some folks just wish to learn some specific music for a specific

event or goal, and that’s all! For all of his students, Tim has given

the guidance and experiences through individualized lessons, so

as to build a strong music foundation and appreciation of music.

Performance experience

While in high school Tim was able to perform in Southeast Asia

with his high school performance and jazz bands, and as an adult,

has performed his original music across 10 U.S. States and 2

Canadian Provinces. His music has reached listeners all the way

from Europe to Australia. He most recently performed in the

Austin area with jazz singer Jolie Goodnight and her Stardust

Band, and has a Soundcloud page featuring his original music,

predictably named “The Music of Tim Girardot”. These

experiences have given him the ability to teach students stage

presence and confidence in playing their instruments.

Tim runs the annual Jazz, Pop and Rock Festival for the Austin

District Music Teachers Association, and has his students

participate in similar events throughout the school year.

Performances with ADMTA and Guild provide young students with

opportunities to perform, receive constructive criticism from other

professional teachers/musicians, and offers them short term,

achievable goals. This, in turn, builds confidence in the child’s

performance capabilities and gives them something they can

show to their family and friends.

Education and professional memberships

1997- 2000 Received Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz

Composition from The University of Texas at Austi



Member; Music Teachers National Associatio


Member; Austin District Music Teachers Associatio




Member; Austin Piano Guil




Chairman, Austin Piano Guil