UNT, Berklee grad Evan Oxenhandler to give guitar lessons

UNT, Berklee grad Evan Oxenhandler to give guitar lessons

Wed Aug 21, 2013


The Brazosport College Department of Music is pleased to introduce its new part-time private guitar-lesson instructor, Evan Oxenhandler.

Oxenhandler is currently accepting guitar students through Brazosport College’s Community Education Department.

Originally from St. Louis, Oxenhandler was exposed to music at an early age. His father, Alan Oxenhandler, has been a mainstay in the St. Louis jazz piano and vocal scene for nearly 40 years.

Evan Oxenhandler began his jazz studies at the University of Missouri in Columbia, before transferring to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. Among the teachers he studied with were Tim Miller, Mick Goodrick, Sheryl Bailey, David Gilmour and Garrison Fewell.

After completing his undergraduate studies at Berklee, Oxenhandler moved to Denton to attend the University of North Texas. While at UNT, he served as a jazz guitar teaching fellow and studied under Fred Hamilton and Richard McClure. Along the way, he performed with the internationally-acclaimed UNT One O’clock Lab Band, which provided him the opportunity to tour extensively. He completed his master’s degree at UNT in 2012.

Oxenhandler is an advocate and avid purveyor of music on all levels. He composes, teaches and performs. His style can be described as a complex bouquet of styles and influences, which includes swing, Latin, world music, rock, funk and blues. 

“We are so excited to welcome such a tremendously talented guitar instructor to enrich our students and community with his vast knowledge and experience,” said Brazosport College Coordinator of Music Richard Birk of Oxenhandler.

To learn more about registering for private guitar lessons with Oxenhandler, contact Richard Birk at 979.230.3272.

PICTURED ABOVE: Evan Oxenhandler