Vance Hurd

Home Town:
Austin, TX
Performing Professionally:
10+ years
  • Classical Guitar
  • Electric Guitar
  • Bass

South Austin Guitar Center, Austin, TX — Classical, Electric and Bass Guitar Instructor
2021 - 2022
Teaching all genres and ages at music school
Making sure students hear the sound of a full band, utilizing drum machine apps, play along apps, and bass synths
Emphasis on improvisation, ear training, and composition while still covering technique

Dripping Springs High School, Dripping Springs, TX — Classical Guitar Instructor
2019 - Present
Teaching high school students individually during their class time
Areas covered include technique, music theory, improvisation, composition, arrangement, and interpretation

Freelance, Austin, TX — Classical and Electric Guitar Instructor
2015 - Present
Teaching techniques and principles of music making to students of all ages and genres
Helping students discover their own creative voices

Freelance, Austin, TX — Musician
2011 - Present
Paid performances in a variety of genres including but not limited to: Classical, Jazz, Rock, Metal and Experimental

Schwob School of Music, Columbus, GA — Classical Guitar Performance
2011 - 2015
Conservatory style music school
All guitar performance majors are required to play an hour-long recital of memorized music during their senior year

Youtube Video Lessons — Right hand classical guitar technique
Have made a Youtube series about the right hand of the classical guitar

Baroque-style improvisation
Proper right hand technique for classical guitar
Jazz improvisation

Guitar Pedagogy
Private Composition lessons
Fretboard Harmony, a class teaching the text of the same name by Jeffery McFadden
Jazz guitar lessons

MASTER CLASSES / TEACHERS I have studied with:
David Russell, Paul Galbraith, Adam Holzman, Andrew Zohn, Joseph Palmer, Brian Pardo, Charles Ditto