Acoustic Guitar; Electric Guitar, Ukulele; Songwriting; Music Theory
A Canadian songwriter and guitarist from Ottawa, Justin lends his unique sound to groups in a range of diverse genres. In 2017 he released an EP of original acoustic songs, a tape of lo-fi electronic music, a long-form psychedelic rock album, and composed music for 6 short films. A graduate of the Humber College Bachelor of Music program, he has studied guitar, improvisation, composition and songwriting with Roddy Ellias, Lorne Lofsky, John Southworth, Rik Emmett, David Occhipinti, Kieran Overs, and performed with Mary-Margaret O'Hara, Michael Davidson, Justin Haynes and more. Currently he is working on his first full length album of original songs, to be released in 2019.
Justin has been teaching guitar and composition for over 6 years both privately and in studios. With an approach based on developing a lifelong love of music through creative projects, his students develop strong fundamentals in an organic way. Some of these projects have included making short albums of Christmas music, writing songs (both lyrics and music), and preparing unique guitar arrangements for student recitals.