Meaningful Music And Performance Lessons

Meaningful Music And Performance Lessons

5.0 (2)
1 employee
6 years in business

About this pro

I love learning and growing as a musician. I have earned an Associates Degree in Music Performance and am capable of playing as well as teaching multiple instruments. Young or old I enjoy teaching and helping people start or continue their journey as a musician.

I enjoy watching people grow, learn, and become better musicians under my mentorship and guidence. I don't know of anything that actually makes me feel such a sense of pride than watching a student of mine grow. 

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East Alton, IL 62024
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2 Reviews


  • Blake james

    Great teacher very patient deffinately knows his stiff

  • Jalie Merritt

    Justin is a very fun and patient man when it comes to making the beginning stages of learning guitar interesting. Even though sometimes trying to learn to play guitar felt like it was impossible and frystrating, Justin always had different ways of helping me calm down and showing me some new technique that totally made things easier.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

With a new student I typically will start off by simply asking them why they are interested in learning how to play or sing, and I like to find out what kind of music they enjoy listening to. This way I can use songs by artists they already enjoy to help start their journey towards becoming a newly formed musician. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have an Associates in Fine Arts Specializing in Guitar and Music Performance. I have been playing percussion for 22 years ever since I learned how in my middle school band. I taught myself how to play guitar and bass guitar 20 years ago and I actually played trumpet as my very first musical instrument when I was 10 years old. I am good enough to teach beginner to intermediate trumpet, I was in choir all through middle school into high school and then in college. I have a Specialist Certificate for recording music using Pro Tools software from Berklee School of Music Online. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I typically charge $20 per lesson and each lesson would be an hour long at minimum. It works best for me if students can come to my studio area in my home or do lessons over the internet or video chat through cell phone.