Austin Young is an alumnus of Muskingum University with a BA in Music Education. Austin was bass section leader for Muskingum’s Concert Choir. As a part of Concert Choir, Austin sang for international audiences in Germany, Prague, England, and Scotland. Austin is in his 5th year teaching at Finland Middle School and Franklin Woods Intermediate as the Vocal Music Director. In his spare time, Austin enjoys evenings with his wife, Jess, and his infant son Luther.
Please join us in welcoming Austin to the MTMS Family! <3
On Saturday, January 14, the MTMS Winter Benefit Concert at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Gahanna raised over 180 pounds of food for GRIN (Gahanna Residents in Need)!
This concert was set in two hour-long sessions. Our students delighted friends and family with their hard work and great music. MTMS is extremely proud of every student and the progress they’ve made with their music.
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, our Summer Beach Recital did not proceed as planned. We had to cancel the in-person recital. In response to this cancellation, we asked each of the students who signed up to participate to submit a video of them playing their recital piece so we could insert them into a compilation. Please watch said playlist below and revel in the music presented by our students.
We have readily available hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes/spray, and soap everywhere. In each lesson room, we’ve installed a clear shower curtain liner to separate the teacher from the student. We’ve removed a large percentage of our lobby seating and ask parents of independent children to wait in their cars or drop off/pick up. Masks are required of staff, students and clients at all times except where it interferes with the lesson – for example, voice lessons or trumpet lessons – in which case the teacher/student are separated by the curtain or the lesson is conducted in our larger classroom, and they wear masks up until the point where it would interfere. We do have a music lab where students work on independent study under the guidance of a theory teacher, and we’ve reduced capacity in the room from 9 students to 4 students and separated the work stations with plastic divider walls. And most significantly, we offer online lessons, and since approx. 75% of our clients have opted to stay online for the time being, as well as about half our teachers still choosing to teach remotely from their homes, our overall traffic of people is significantly reduced from pre-COVID operations. Some days are busier than others, so if your schedule is flexible, we can find you a time with a minimum of people in the building, if that interests you.