Brian Bauer was introduced to music at an early age by his grandfather, who encouraged him to explore the ukulele, piano, and guitar. He became interested in singing, songwriting, and bluegrass music while pursuing a degree in psychology. He currently teaches banjo, ukulele, guitar, vocals, and songwriting, and performs solo and with the band, River Despair. Brian founded Mimic Music Services in 2013, aiming to provide the St. Louis area with the best music education, entertainment, and therapy available. He’s passionately dedicated to educating and entertaining others, and as a board-certified music therapist, promoting evidence-based music therapy.
“Brian is a wonderful teacher, encouraging, light-hearted, patient, generous, and thoughtful. He is very open to helping his students meet their own goals ”
“Brian has the ability to push a student when needed – and to relax and slow down when necessary. He is extremely patient. No pressure at all and you can go at your own speed.”
“Brian is knowledgeable, adaptable to the student, and a dedicated musician. And he’s fun!”
“Brian is amazing. He meets you where you are at and is a great encourager all the way through.”
“Brian has a friendly and encouraging teaching style. He can explain concepts and instructions in a way that is easily understood. He is attuned to your level of ability and will adjust to your needs.”
“If I could give Brian 10 stars, I would. He is enthusiastic, present, supportive and highly knowledgeable. Brian makes being a beginner an absolute joy. He puts me at ease, and gives great tips that improve my playing immediately.”