About Me

About

Hi, my name is Justin. I have been a musician for almost 20 years now, and I’ve been teaching music professionally for almost 10.

Teaching is my passion. It helps bring meaning to my life – change into the world. The most rewarding thing I get to do in life is watching my students achieve. It gives me a profound sense of impact. I’m hoping to reach as many people as I can.. and to give them the same expression and outlet that I’ve had all these years.

I work with students ages 6 and older. I have taught students as young as six years old – all the way up to 67 years young. I also work with students with disabilities and have lots of experience teaching students with moderate to severe disabilities.

The difference in having me as an instructor, is that I make very personal connections with my students. I PRIDE MYSELF – in the ability to get people to ACTUALLY ENJOY playing. Over the years I’ve put into practice methods of getting people to stick with what their doing. To look forward to having their next lesson. And to build an exceptional relationship with balance and accountability towards mutual goals and interests.

I’m currently looking for new students of all skill levels that want to proficiently advance. I work with everyone, regardless of skill level, age, or disability. And have experience working with students with severe disabilities. I’m an extremely patient person with a very calm demeanor that gets along with everyone. I take a great deal of pride in helping my students feel like they can learn and progress with every lesson we have. And to actually enjoy what they are doing along the way. I study and teach a wide variety of genres. all of my students are required to learn a broad range of music to become well rounded musicians.

It’s certainly worth mentioning, I’ve done a lot in the music industry. I’ve been touring, been in multiple bands of varying success. Recorded in high stress situations in very expensive studios. Performed many different genres live. Taken many different roles as a performer and player, and I have enough experience with the majority of musical endeavors, that I can give valuable guidance to anyone for almost any situation. I’m also pretty flexible with scheduling. I also don’t mind taking the time to answer questions outside of our lessons. ALL of my students are free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns. I make great connections with all my clients. Everyone i teach should feel comfortable asking questions outside of our time together.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

  • Song Writer Jan 2019 – Aug 2020 Samaris I worked beside a successful Latin singer who was previously signed with RCA. My job consisted of traveling with her and helping her with song writing. I did live performances with her across the state of Florida.
  • Live performances Feb 2017 – Mar 2020 several different bands I’ve played all over the state of Florida. With many different groups in many different roles, in several different genres. As well as performing for live audiences, I’ve spent my fair share of time in different high end studios recording and tracking several different instruments.
  • Music Instructor Apr 2012 – Jan 2013 At Dr. Music Academy I worked at Dr. Music Academy, teaching lessons to guitarist, as well as taking on dozens of students privately for around ten years professional.
Location

Sanford, FL 32771, USA

Geolocation

28.800557,-81.30693149999999

Instrument(s) Taught

Guitar

Where do lessons take place?

Teacher's Location, Student's House

Instrument

Guitar

Lesson Prices

60 mins

$50.00

45 mins

$45.00

30 mins

$35.00

Other Lesson Prices

2 hours: $90.00

Contact Me

Get in Touch

Reviews

Reviews

December 29, 2022

Justin has been teaching my son guitar for the last month. He has such an easiness to his personality that he has quickly developed a great connection with my son. His love for music is genuine and I can tell it is spreading to my son. He is encouraging and friendly but still maintains reasonable expectations for commitment and practice. I couldn’t be happier with Justin. I would totally recommend him.

Jessica M. Sanford
Verified
December 29, 2022

Justin is an excellent teacher to Christopher! He is patient with him and keeps the lessons moving and enjoyable. He challenges Christopher with new songs and skills with increasing levels of difficulty and keeps him moving forward. I would recommend Justin to any parent looking to get their child interested in the guitar and anyone looking to progress from the basics to the intermediary and advanced levels! His teaching skills are superb. As an added bonus: Justin is a joy to work with and has been flexible with our crazy schedule when we need to move lessons around!

Rebekah H. Heathrow
Verified
December 29, 2022

Justin’s making steady progress over the past 5 weeks with our son, who seems to be responding well to Justin’s collaborative, engaging style. He speaks to him like a partner, which I think boosts my son’s confidence and motivation.

Avery Oviedo 3
Verified
December 29, 2022

Best guitar instructor in area. He is professional and patient. I recommend him to anyone.

Jennifer K. Heathrow
Verified
December 29, 2022

Justin is awesome! My daughter looks forward to his lessons every week. She has had 4 lessons so far and is progressing each week. He is extremely patient and communicates very well with her. We love that he is able to come to our home to teach. He is a great teacher and I would definitely recommend him.

Amy Oviedo
Verified
December 29, 2022

My son has been playing for about 2 years. His last teacher provided a solid foundation but Justin has taken lessons to the next level. He sets reasonable expectations but my son is more excited to practice every day because he feels challenged. So far so good. I would highly recommend.

John M. Oviedo
Verified
December 29, 2022

Justin’s enthusiasm as a guitarist and instructor is absolutely infectious. He had great insight that brought me nearly immediate improvement and showed me exercises that make practicing fun. I’m really glad to have found him!

Tom Deland
Verified

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First Name

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Last Name

Richards

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