Justin is a guitarist, improviser, composer-songwriter, performer and educator. He has been teaching guitar for over 15 years and playing for over 20 years. He progressed from self instruction to private study, winning both regional and national jazz soloist awards in his youth. Justin then went on to study Jazz Performance at William Paterson. Justin has performed and recorded with numerous local & national groups. He released an album of original music he co-produced in 2014. Though his background is steeped in jazz, he possesses a deep love for all music. His goal in teaching is simple: to help others make music. Harmony, rhythm and good technique are merely tools by which we find empowerment through authentic self-expression.