Born: July 1, 1980 Primary Instrument: Guitar, electric
Justin currently lives in Manhattan, and is an active member of The Jammyland All Stars, The King Django Band, Eastern Standard Time, Raw Deal, Sdoun, The Rocksteady 7, and his own group The Justin Rothberg Trio. As an educator, Justin teaches guitar privately in Manhattan, at the Bronx Lab School and at the Bergen Music Academy in Ordale NJ.
Justin has performed with many acts, including Sister Nancy, Adam Rogers, Luciana Suza, Congo Ashanti Roy, Frank London, Matisyahu, Zoro, Dr. Ring Ding, The Gaylads, Glen Brown and Tom Waily. He has toured America, Canada, Europe, and Japan, several times and has recorded several albums for King Django, Eastern Standard Time, The Eric Plax Quintet and Raw Deal. His original compositions were featured on Raw Deal's self-titled debut album as well as their second album Encoded. He has recorded various 7 vinyl records under the version city label. One record features an original composition God of Abraham that received radio play in Europe and Jamaica. He has recently recorded two tracks Dedicated and She Don't Love You on Taylor Dayne's newest album Satisfied which reached the front page of the iTunes store. His origial band The Justin Rothberg Trio just released their debut album and is now available at CDBaby.
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Education 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. Teaching Strengths 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. firstname.lastname@example.org www.justinrothberg.com myspace.com/wwwmyspacecomthejustinrothbergtrio