Justin Walker

Justin W.

Lancaster, CA
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About

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:
September 2002

I studied Jazz Arranging, with an emphasis on guitar at the University of North Texas, where I was in the top 10% of my class. I have played many different musical styles in many different settings, and feel I have the knowledge required to help students reach their musical goals. I've performed with Vern Monet, J.B. Williams, and many more, and have opened for Xzibit, Al Jarreau, The Ying Yang Twins, Tom Scott, Kim Richmond, and many more.

*** Lesson Details ***
I want my students to learn to play whatever music they love. I've studied jazz the most, but have thoroughly studied a whole lot of other styles, and I've helped students learn all kinds of different music - Jazz, Rock, Pop, Rap, Classical, Funk, Indian Classical Music, Flamenco, Afro-Cuban, etc... I'm rather laid back as to WHAT students learn, but I DO need to see progress in whatever it is they're working on. After 3-6 months my students learn different methods to advance they're guitar technique, and will have added at least several, if not a whole lot of songs, solos, licks, etc... to their repertoire.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dining room/Music room set up. Chairs available for parents. Parking available. One dog and one cat.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide my own guitar, amplifier, and teaching aides, and students should have their own guitar, and recommended books are helpful.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, Gospel, Classical, Blues, Rock (all kinds), Country, Bluegrass, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Hip-Hop, African, Indian Classical

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Experience

Guitarist
Apr 2017 - Present
New Beginnings 7th Day Adventist Church

Perform live gospel music in dynamic services under the direction of Pastor Howard Small, every Saturday at 11:00 a.m.

Minor Repairs
Apr 2017 - Present
Justin Walker Guitar Lessons and Repair

Currently offering electric guitar and bass set ups and pick up replacement.

Guitarist
Aug 2014 - Present
Living Word Life Changing Ministries

Perform gospel music in dynamic services under the direction of Pastors Ricky J. Montgomery every Sunday @ 11:30 a.m.

Freelance Guitarist, Bassist, Composer
Feb 2010 - Present
Various...

Perform in a variety of settings including concert venues (House of Blues, Key Club, LPAC, etc.), festivals (Jamaica Jazz Festival & more), Churches, private parties, banquets for politicians & businessmen, bars, etc... Opened for Xzibit, Al Jarreau, The Ying Yang Twins, and more...

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Instructor
Aug 2002 - Present
Justin Walker Guitar Lessons and Repair

Ensure students fully comprehend all musical concepts presented through demonstration, evaluation, and other strategies.

Guitarist, Bassist
Apr 2013 - Aug 2014
Eagle Vision Community Church

Performed in services with live gospel music every Sunday, under the direction of Dr. Michael Mancha

Bassist
Mar 2012 - Aug 2012
New Birth Destiny Christian Center

Under the direction of Bishop Ronald Davis. Live gospel music

Education

Jazz Arranging
Aug 2007 - Feb 2010
University of North Texas
Music
Aug 2005 - Jun 2007
Antelope Valley College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

Sigma Alpha Lambda
Mar 2008

Sigma Alpha Lambda is a National Leadership and Honors Organization dedicated to developing the individual and serving our campus and community. The mission of Sigma Alpha Lambda is to recognize members for academic achievement, to engage members in service, and to develop members for leadership. Service is the foundation of our leadership development model as well as the leadership of the organization itself. Through service, individuals look outside themselves and lives are changed, not only for the one being served but even more so for the one serving. As a result of this process, the individual learns more about who they really are and what they value. Our Statement of Purpose and organization’s Shared Values provide the foundation upon which the organization carries out its mission.

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Golden Key International Honor Society
Mar 2008

Golden Key is the world's largest collegiate honor society. Membership into the Society is by invitation only and applies to the top 15% of college and university sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as top-performing graduate students in all fields of study, based solely on their academic achievements. As an international honor society with more than 400 chapters at colleges and universities around the world, Golden Key is committed to a high standard of scholastic achievement, and an ethos of integrity, innovation, respect, collaboration and diversity

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3 Reviews

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John May 2, 2017
Guitar · In home

Not worth calling. Not recommended.

Ronnie Jun 23, 2016
Guitar · In studio

I had to learn a few tunes on guitar for mother's day, so I called Justin Walker Music. At first, I only wanted to know a few tabs and how to read/play them, but after a couple of weeks, I was learning chord progressions and proper picking techniques. I was provided simple, easy to understand steps that took my playing where I wanted to go and more. I'll continue taking lessons because of the inspiration for growth I've found within.

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Bill D. Jun 3, 2013
Guitar ·

One of the best out there

Justin is an amazing instructor. After only a few months, he was able to guide me to a place where I could play much more complex music than I ever thought I could. Other teachers I've had may have taken a longer road to present me with the challenges that Justin has presented me with, however a great teacher is not afraid to see their students excel as quickly as possible. Justin has always challenged me to be my best in a positive and supportive way. He comes across as a teacher who genuinely cares about my success as a guitar player and he has the knowledge and ability to help me take steps much more confidently and quickly than I myself thought I could. He has always been patient and extremely encouraging, and I would highly recommend him for anyone who wants to begin playing or wants to improve their skills on guitar.

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