Justin strives to instill his passion for music in everyone whose path he crosses. As a performer, Justin is an active tenor soloist and choral singer who has appeared onstage at venues throughout the state of Florida, performing repertoire ranging from Baroque to contemporary works. Drawing influence from singers such as Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti, and Hansi KÃ¼rsch, Justin has developed into a versatile performer recognized for his beautiful tone and expressive musicality.
A native of Florida, Justin was born and raised in the Melbourne area, where he studied under Metropolitan Opera singer Mark Baker until his relocation to Jacksonville, where he studies with James Hall at the University of North Florida while pursuing his degrees in Music Education and Music Performance.
With my knowledge and experience, I am confident I can guide you through whatever instrument or skill you desire, be it guitar, piano, bass, voice, or songwriting. I look forward to meeting you soon!
*** Lesson Details ***
Although I have a relatively laid-back personality, I expect dedication from my students. Daily practice is a requirement for progress, whether it be breathing exercises, fingering positions, or songwriting. Students are encouraged to work at their own pace, but will continue to be challenged in order to better themselves.
Through personalized lesson plans, I plan on guiding you to mastery of the two most important aspects of musicianship: technique and creativity. Along the way, you will learn basic music theory, how to read music, how to play scales and chords, sight-reading, and popular repertoire, as well as training in improvisation and group performances. And of course, any personal goals you may have will be added to the curriculum, so you can achieve exactly what you want out of our lessons together!
I highly encourage all of my students to bring a notebook, writing utensil, and a recording device of some kind to all of our lessons. For our first lesson, come prepared to answer questions regarding your goals, musical preferences, and any prior experience. Lessons will begin and end on time.
*** Studio Equipment ***
Seating for parents, music area, guitar, bass, keyboard, amps.
*** Travel Equipment ***
Students are responsible for providing their own instruments and materials.
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in classical, blues, and metal. However, in my six years of experience, I have touched on a a variety of different styles, including pop, ska, jazz, reggae, and rock.