Bass Guitar

Levels Taught: Beginner - Intermediate

About Justin W.

Background Check: Last verified 07/13/2013
Justin passed a background check on 07/13/2013 that included the following:
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Male Ages Taught: 5 to 99
Female Ages Taught: 5 to 99

Overview

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 Kürsch, 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.

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Student Reviews

Rated 5 out of 5 by 6 reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin is a great piano teacher My 6 year old has piano lessons with Justin. He enjoys his lessons and I'm a proud mother when I listen to him play. My son is a little talker but Justin is always kind, very patient, and uses relatable examples for him to better understand. He encourages which motivates my son to want to practice more. He is also very polite, never without a friendly smile, and without a doubt loves teaching music. I hope Justin continues teaching music by the time my now 1 year old is old enough to take lessons. My family truly appreciates him. October 29, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Excellent Teacher Justin is a very reliable teacher. My children has been taking singing and piano lessons from him for about 6 months. Both kids improved a lot in skills, and they like him very very much! August 1, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by We are more than pleased with the professionalism and teaching style presented by Justin. We are more than pleased with the professionalism and teaching style of Justin. He is professional, patient and confident in his teaching style and my daughter really appears to enjoy taking lessons. December 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by I think Justin is a great instructor with this 9 year old child. Even though she cannot give him a foundation with which to establish what type of music to train toward, he is finding ways to educate her anyway. My highest rating and greatest compliments to this instructor. May 29, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Justin is a great, teacher.. very easy going and has taught me alot. I enjoy him teaching me the Guitar. March 26, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jemimma M. Justin is an awesome vocal instructor. He has a very soft and fun approach that made my daughter looked forward to each lesson. He had the right knowledge needed to prepare my daughter for her audition. All sessions were great. My daughter enjoyed every single one of them. January 9, 2012