Jimmy Spencer has played professionally for over 25 years, and has worked as a public school band director in Louisiana and Texas school districts, teaching on both the middle school and high school level. He also served as the Fine Arts Dept. Chair for seven years at Lanier High School, and plays drums with local bands and theater productions.
With Jimmy’s wealth of experience, he could easily take on any level of music education, but there’s nothing like the ability to work one-on-one with students to really help them unlock their individual music potential! Jimmy’s patience, kindness, and love of music gives him the perfect tools for that, which is why many of Jimmy’s students over the years have gone on to perform in local bands in and outside of Austin, or even chosen to be music educators themselves.
Jimmy taught with us in Cedar Park for two years and was well-loved by his students, but in summer of 2020, he was offered a job he couldn’t refuse, returning to the role of high school Band Director back in his hometown just north of Lake Charles, Louisiana. Thanks to the magic of online lessons, though, distance is nothing but a number — and we’re thrilled to still have Jimmy available to teach our students in flute and saxophone.