Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
Location: New York, NY
Willing to teach:
Justin started playing guitar at the age of eight, taking lessons at a local music studio in Princeton, NJ. Shortly after entering high school, he began studying jazz with internationally renowned guitarist Joe Federico, whom he apprenticed under for four years. After graduating, he spent three years studying with Tom Giacabetti at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Since relocating to New York in 2001, he has studied under Vic Juris and John Patitucci at The City College of New York, from which he received a Bachelors of Music in May 2005.
Justin is an experienced teacher with a clear understanding of how to teach guitar technique, improvisational skills, and music theory.
Justin recognizes that every student is unique. Students learn in different ways, require individually-tailored curriculums, and have different goals. He is sensitive to a student's needs and adjusts his teaching methods to best serve each of his students.
With years of teaching and playing experience, Justin can teach all levels and styles of guitar, from beginner to advanced.
Lessons focus on ear training, music theory, guitar technique, music reading skills, repertoire, and improvisation skills. Justin strives to help his students develop a sensitivity to the nuances of playing guitar in different musical styles crucial for a true understanding of your instrument.