Justin Bulava

Justin B.

Portland, OR

About Justin B.

Justin teaches: Ages 12 and up
Teaching since: April 2007
Last sign in: Within two months


My name is Justin and I love playing and teaching music. I believe anyone who has an interest in music can learn how to read music, how to play an instrument, how to express themselves, how to understand music and how to just enjoy music more. I individualize every lesson to suit each particular student's needs, abilities and goals. You can do it, and I can help!

Areas of study:

Clarinet: basic technique, embouchure, tone quality, air production, tonguing, rhythm and more. Styles include classical, contemporary, avant garde, some jazz and Klezmer.

Music theory: how to read music, understanding rhythm, keys, scales, chords, modes, harmonic progressions, transposition, and improvisation.

Ear training: recognizing intervals, scales, chords, and complex harmonies by listening and singing.

Piano: basic technique, note reading, classical, pop and rock styles, how to play from lead sheets, piano-based harmony.

Saxophone: basic technique, embouchure, air production, tone quality, tonguing, rhythm and more.


Master of Music
Sep 2008 - May 2010
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University
Bachelor of Music
Sep 2004 - May 2008
Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University

Languages Spoken

Fluent / Native Proficiency

1 Review on Justin B.

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Vincent D. Sep 16, 2015
Verified Student · Drum · In home
Justin is great, engaging teacher. Our kids love his music lessons.
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