David Patterson

David Patterson came to Austin in 1970 and fell in love with the city. After 4 years of college and adventuring, David enlisted in the Navy. After 5 years in the service, David was able to return to Austin with enough money to buy his first house, and also some land. One of the properties was the two-acre lot that now supports Buda Treehouse Studios. In 1983 David and his family built the original house and oversized 3 car garage.

While still working as a letter carrier, in 2001 David started recording on a Roland 2480. In June of 2007 David retired from the Postal Service and began to remodel the upstairs rooms into two class A recording rooms and a control room. Mark Genfan, a well-known studio designer consulted on the remodel. This acoustic design and construction are what distinguishes Buda Treehouse Studios from other studios in a home.

In 2015 David designed and remodeled the three-car garage into an acoustically treated, excellent 704 square foot recording room. The Band Hall is a great room for full bands. Once again Mark Genfan was the acoustic consultant. The Treehouse Band Hall has been a gathering place for musicians at the monthly jam: First Fridays; a plugged-in acoustic jam.

Trevor Zajac


Trevor is a record producer with a degree from the University of North Texas. As well as being an established engineer, he is also a multi-instrumentalist and composer. He has played all over the state of Texas as a hired gun and released records for the past five years accumulating millions of streams. After moving to Austin in November of 2017 Trevor walked into the Treehouse the following January and recorded his first project at the studio the following March.

Growing up in a house full of music Trevor picked up the piano at age 7, the drums at age 9, and the guitar at age 14. Throughout his teenage years he played in every possible band he could at school, church, and in garages. He received most of his training as a percussionist and became the first chair drummer in the top band at his high school as an incoming freshman. While in college Trevor started writing and recording music and later began studying music production at Collin College while still attending UNT full time.

Since graduating college at the end of 2016 Trevor has been performing and recording with little to no time off. He has played at venues such as House of Blues Dallas, Poor David’s Pub, Karbach Brewery, Sundown at Grenada, The Free Man, The Goat, The Gingerman, Opening Bell, and countless others. Trevor has worked on records with many notable musicians including Westway, Justin Tipton, Gordy Quist of the Band of Heathens, Much 2 Much, Billy Law, Shiva’s Headband, CYN, and many more. His new album is currently in production and will be released by the end of 2019.