Quick Facts About Justin
- Teaches voice and beginning piano
- Works well with all ages and beginner to intermediate students
- Specializes in Pop styles
- Skilled in teaching how to play and sing together
- A skilled dueling pianist
- Professional Music Degree from Berklee College of Music
- Teaching over 6 years
Learn more about Justin
General Teaching Style
My main goal is to have the student learn new ideas about music and slowly get better at their instrument. I'm a fun teacher, not very strict unless I need to be.
I use a self created curriculum with materials and exercises taken from various music books.
Focus & Goals of the First Lesson
In the first lesson, I will get to know the student's personality and interests. I'll have them play something for me (if they can play at all). Based on what they know already, I'll begin addressing their areas of musical interest and assign some kind of homework, usually a song.
Most Inspirational Music Moments and Experiences
For me, Playing for 12k+ people on the front page of Twitch.
Various moments on cruise ships where guests who say we made their day or cruise. Being able to share the joy of music with people or play their special song.
As a listener, getting to see the Eagles live. Seeing Waitress.
Additional Experience & Instruments
Nearly 10 years of professional performance experience.
I have experience with voice, piano, guitar, limited drums
I am generally a good judge of peoples moods and emotional states which helps with directing my approach to any given lesson. Patience with students and pacing their lessons to each individuals needs and skill levels. Putting focus on enjoyment of the process and making sure to celebrate accomplishments in order to insure a long standing interest in music education.
Top 3 Desert Island Albums
- Building Balance - Allen Stone
- The Eagles - Greatest Hits
- Huey Lewis and the News- Greatest Hits