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AUSTIN CHARNIS - Guitar Instructor (Croton and Mohegan Lake  Location) 

Austin attended SUNY Fredonia where he studied classical guitar and music business.  He began playing acoustic guitar at 6 years old, and went on to study rock and blues until his late teens when he discovered and fell in love with classical guitar.  Austin's style is a mixture of traditional, Brazilian and Spanish classical; guitar + Nashville style country and blues.  He has been teaching different styles to students of all ages and levels around Westchester for over 10 years.  As an author of original instruction books and guides, Austin has developed a unique method that allows students to play both with a pick and their fingers, read music with ease, and apply theory to the instrument.  When he is not giving a lesson, you can find him performing at wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours, fine dining restaurants and wine bars and other private and public events.