John Austin is an active chamber and orchestral performer in the greater NYC area where he is a member of the Manhattan & Bergen Symphonies. In addition to his classical roots he has recorded and performed live with numerous folk, jazz, and hip-hop groups. Mr. John served as the University of North Carolina School of the Arts viola teaching assistant while pursuing his undergraduate degree in viola performance. He was also a member of the Asheville and Winston-Salem Symphonies while in North Carolina.
Mr. John balances his performance career with over 10 years of teaching experience in private and group settings at several private and public schools. He has extensive experience in preparing students for NYSSMA, ABRSM exam, string competitions, auditions and other performance events.
In addition to violin & viola teaching, Mr. John is an AmSAT certified Alexander Technique teacher. He has taught Alexander Technique lessons and lectured at Columbia and McGill Universities. He was trained at the American Center for the Alexander Technique in Manhattan NYC.