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Justin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 4+ and special needs

Teaching since:

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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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


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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My Studio at home

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

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