"It was a room like many people have in their homes, but what it held within in it was beyond special to me. A 1940’s marine pearl Ludwig drum set, a 1920’s Leedy Marimba, congas, bongos, and every manner of percussion knick-knack you could find...And the best part was my grandpa loved to let me and my brother play with his gear any time we wanted. They’re still some of my best memories, sitting on his lap and playing his drums.
I can still smell his cigars when I sit behind his drum set in my own studio now. His white marine pearl drum set sits right next to mine. I use it to teach lessons, practice, and just have fun. Like I did so many years ago. When I was a 4 year old banging around on his drums I had no idea I would be teaching lessons at my own studio. But, I cant imagine doing anything else.
Seeing a student light up when they finally get that song down, I remember that feeling myself, and its the best feeling in the world as a teacher."
Justin is a professional drummer in the Boston area, with experience as a session recording artist and touring musician. His recording credits include "5 Weeks" theme song for CBS Show Guiding Light, Manhattan Center Studios, Mockingbird Studios, Incredible Steps Productions, and The Sound Museum.
He is teh owner of Vibrant Productions, a multi faceted entertainment company providing music for Weddings, Corporate events, Fundraisers and more.
His theater experience includes pit orchestra performances of Urinetown, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Grease, Little Shop of Horrors, In the Heights, Bat Boy, Guys and Dolls, etc.
A graduate of Berklee College of Music, his musicianship ranges from R&B/Soul, Funk, Jazz, Latin, Blues and Rock. A disciplined live and studio performer able to incorporate electronic loops and click tracks, as well as programing drum loops.
For the past fifteen years, Justin has been an active private instructor of many aspiring drummers and percussionists. A dedicated and knowledgeable teacher, Justin conducts his lessons with a patient, easy-going demeanor, creating a relaxed environment conducive to learning an instrument. He believes that drums are meant to be fun and exciting, and strives to convey that to his students.
Justin continues to seek out new and challenging musical opportunities to grow as an artist and sharpen his craft.
My entertainment company Vibrant Productions.
Piano, Bass, and Drums, jazz trio featuring a group of seasoned professionals hailing from Berklee College of Music originally. Having performed at venues and events all over the world they now call New England home. They play a great assortment of light instrumental arrangements of Jazz, Latin, and pop songs. Available as Piano and bass duo as well.