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Director + James Mays // Voice/Guitar/Bass/Songwriting/Bands/Music Business


The creator of SXSW Underage, The Kids Are Alright Fest and Band Aid School of Music. Mays is Production Director of the Miami Music Festival, an Assistant Production Manager for SXSW Music and a Producer of NAMM’s School Jam USA.
As a musical artist Mays began earning his living as a singer at age 19. His performing credits range from CBGB’s to Emo’s, to London’s Troubadour by way of Carnegie Hall. His music can be heard in Film, Television and Commercials for Nike’s Game Changers. One of which was recently debuted by Bono from U2, as the score for Nike’s Red Campaign.
In 2008, Mays’ most current band, mrandmrsmays, found itself ranked in the top ten of many college and AAA radio stations across the country. He began teaching young people in 1991 and has taught music since his return to Austin in 2001.

 

Music Education / Event Production + Glynn Wedgewood // Guitar/Voice/Songwriting/Bands

Glynn relocated to Austin, TX from his native England after spending several years touring the world, supporting such artists as Oasis, The Bravery, Paul Weller, The Pretenders, The Editors, Jet, etc. He has played countless festivals including CMJ, ACL, SXSW, Coachella, as well as playing numerous arena shows. An accomplished songwriter, he has penned songs that have featured on the ABC network and that have received substantial airplay in the US and Europe. Having performed on CBS’s The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, Fearless Music, XFM, BBC Radio 2 and The Current 89.3, he is no stranger to TV and Radio either. Glynn has 17 years worth of guitar/vocal experience and is equally at home tutoring individuals or groups.

 

 

Music Education / Event Production + Aj Vincent // Piano/Keys/Voice/Songwriting/Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Education + Kate Kind // Voice/Career Vision/Songwriting

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Education + Shawn Jones // Bass/Guitar/Sax /Songwriting/Bands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Music Education + Gray Parsons // Drums/Guitar/Bands

Gray Parsons has been teaching Drums and Classical Percussion for over 15 years. He has performed in dozens of bands and ensembles, playing Rock, Jazz and Classical, among others. He received Bachelor and Master of Music Degrees from Cameron and East Carolina University, respectively, as well as being accepted into the prestigious Performance Residency Program at Carnegie-Mellon University. While pursuing his education he played in symphonies, musical theater productions, and bands. Since moving to Austin in 2001, he has primarily played drum set, working with local acts The Jellydots, Glover Gill, Sheboygan, The Lovely Sparrows, and Sara Hickman.
Gray strives to integrate rudimental drumming, reading, and technique into the idiom of drum kit. Offering instruction to all ability levels, he has developed a reputation for bringing creativity, patience, and a desire to see his students bloom in their own light.

 

Music Production / Event Production + Shanti Schweizer

Owner of Kana Music LLC, Label Manager for Flyer Records, and Co-Director of Kids In A New Groove. In May of 2005, with a degree in Music Business in hand, Shanti left the mid-west for Austin to take on the Live Music Capital of the World. From stage managing events (SXSW, NAMM's School Jam Texas) to managing artists (Pictures of Then, Minneapolis ; Modoc, Nashville), to label management (Alpha Rev, Flyer Records/Hollywood Records) "Organizing Musicians," her business slogan, is truly what she does best.

 

 

 

Music Production / Event Production + David McComb

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intern + Sarah Powers

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intern + Berlin Schaubut

 

 

 

 

 

 

Intern + Charlie Baker