My name is Justin. I have been playing guitar for over a decade. I started out as a self-taught musician, but then decided to study music at the college level. I received my BA in music from the Claremont Colleges. I studied guitar performance under the guitarist Jack Sanders.
Post-college, I was hired by New Heights Elementary as an after-school music teacher. I created a music program consisting of music theory, piano, guitar and composition that brought music to kids in low income situations at our school. My after-school program was very successful and I absolutely love being with kids. I have experience mainly teaching children from ages 8-14, but also have experience with adolescents and adults.
I am a freelance composer and have a portfolio available on my professional website. I am able to teach music theory, orchestration and composition to students who are interested. That would all be under the "music theory" lesson group.
I currently live in Japan, which is why I am offering Skype lessons only. I will be returning to Los Angeles in the summer, so I will be available for in-person lessons then.
Taught English as a second language at the high school level in the Japanese education system.
Taught music fundamentals to children grades K-7th; taught classical, flamenco, and rock guitar to children grades 2nd-7th; assisted teachers in multiple subject areas.