Justin Heath

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Mandolin, Acoustic Guitar, Banjo, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Jazz Guitar, Ukulele
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I've been performing and teaching guitar, banjo, and mandolin in the DC area and online since 2012. I play guitar and Banjo with the bluegrass band Cherry Blossom Special. In my own playing I've mostly pursued Bluegrass, classical and jazz but I love helping students reach their own goals regardless of style. One of the cool things about being a music teacher is finding out about artists I wouldn't have otherwise found. Music is everything to me and I'm really happy that I can make a living sharing music with others.


I like to customize my approach to where a student is in their playing and what their specific goals are. Some students respond well to a step-wise curriculum but others are on a more independent study type path and come to lessons with specific questions or ideas to improve and expand on whatever they are working on. I place an emphasis on foundations in technique, musicianship, and theory along with repertoire. I also love to teach improvisation and arranging 

Graduated with a Bachelors in Kinesiology from UMD 2012; Guitarist/founder of the Toccata Players. Guitarist Cherry Blossom Special; DC Bluegrass Union; School of Musical Traditions / House of Musical Traditions


I don't use books with every student but I do have some favorite books:

The Real Book

The Real Bluegrass Book

Pumping Nylon

Solo Guitar Playing by Noad

The Fiddlers Fakebook

Hal Leonard guitar Method

Hal Leonard mandolin Method

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