Long time Central Texas resident, Johnny Villarreal, dreamed of one day sharing his passion for music with others. His journey to opening Seguin Music Shed is over 3 decades in the making, starting with piano lessons at the age of 8. At the age of 11, he found his forte in playing percussion and drums first in band at Seguin High School and eventually playing professionally and recording by the age of 16.
Johnny studied Audio Engineering at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences in Phoenix, Arizona. After graduating, he hit the road for several national tours back behind the drums and changed his focus to drumming full time. In 2015 he was percussion instructor for the Griffin school in Austin. This was Johnnys first taste of teaching and new passion for spreading the love of music even more.
One of the highlights of his career came in 2015, when he played for 50,000 fans opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd with the Mark McKinney band. Today, Johnny is the resident drummer for Austin-based Plush Party Band. They can usually be found bringing their high energy shows across Texas. Johnny lives in Seguin, Texas with his sidekick Roni. In his free time, you can find him camping, exploring National Parks, and learning new musical instruments and techniques.
At Seguin Music Shed, we believe in a different way of teaching music. Students will work one on one with a private instructor until they reach a point where they can play songs with other students. Garage bands will be formed, based on skill level, and lessons will be split between group or private for those that want it. Music is a social activity and learning it should be, too!
Kids and adults alike. You're never too old to start lessons! Whether you're a beginner or an advanced student needing guidance, let's explore music together at Seguin Music Shed!
We offer group and private music lessons, separated by skill level, for many instruments. If you're not sure which instrument you’d like to learn or which lesson level is appropriate for you or your child, we can help you with a free placement test for our Music School!