Justin Bird

Justin B.

Bloomington, IN

About Justin B.

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Justin teaches: Ages 4 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: 1995
Last sign in: Within two months


Justin Bird is a widely acclaimed pianist, teacher, arranger, and collaborator whose fresh interpretations include an affinity for underrated repertoire. He has represented New Zealand as a finalist in the Kowhai Australasian Piano Concerto Competition, and was awarded the NZ Young Performer of the Year for piano. He won first prize in the inaugural NZ Kapiti Coast International Piano Competition and has appeared as a finalist in the prestigious NZ Young Musician of the year Competition, and MTNA National Young Artist Competition, USA. As a chamber musician he has twice been part of the winning group in the NZ National Chamber Music Contest

In addition to performing solo with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Auckland, Wellington and National Youth Orchestras, Florida State University Philharmonia, and Indiana University Orchestra, Justin has performed several times with the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. He has studied with Rae de Lisle, Bryan Sayer, Read Gainsford, and Marian Hahn, and is currently a Doctorate in Music candidate studying with André Watts at Indiana University.

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My Studio at home


Piano Faculty

Aug 2015 - Present
Vincennes University

Associate Instructor

Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
Indiana University

Piano Teacher

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
Melody Music


DM Piano Performance and Literature

Aug 2011 - Sep 2016
Indiana University

Masters of Music - Piano Performance

Aug 2005 - May 2007
Florida State University

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency



Dec 2000
Australian Music Examinations Board

The Licentiate in Music, Australia (LMusA) is a diploma awarded by examination to outstanding candidates in the fields of musical performance and music theory by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB).

Suzuki Teacher Training Level 2

Dec 1996
Auckland Suzuki, NZ


First Prize

Sep 2004
NZ Kapiti Coast International Piano Competition

NZ Young Musician of the Year

Dec 2000
New Zealand School of Music
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1 Review on Justin B.

Lucy Aug 31, 2016
Piano · Online
Great teacher! Very insightful, knowledgeable, and patient.
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