Justin began his music studies at the age of five, learning piano and cornet. Pursuing a career as a professional trumpet player, Justin studied at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music and Tasmanian Conservatorium of Music graduating with a Bachelor of Music wit Honours in 1999.
In 1999, Justin joined the Australian Defence Force as a professional musician and has held appointments to the Australian Army Bands in Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney, Wagga Wagga and the Band of the royal Military College in Canberra.
As an orchestral trumpet player, Justin has been a regular guest performer with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Philharmonia, the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, the Melbourne Philharmonic Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra. He has recorded the orchestral soundtracks to numerous Australian and international films and television commercials with the Sydney Scoring Orchestra. Justin has also been engaged to perform with artists such as Natalie Cole, George Benson, Tina Arena, Kate Miller Heidke, The Whitlams, Marcia Hinds, Guy Sebastian, Lior, Little Patti, Normie Rowe, Megan Washington and Josh Pyke.
Justin now lives in Canberra and earns his living as a professional music educator and freelance musician. Justin is the acting principal trumpet of the Canberra Symphony Orchestra, the principal trumpet of the National Pops Orchestra, a performance teaching fellow at the School of Music ANU, an examiner for the AMEB and a reserve member of the Band of the Royal Military College.
Lessons with Justin
Individual lessons with Justin are available to Lyneham Primary, Campbell Primary and Merici College students during school hours. Limited spaces available.
30 minutes individual $1110/semester (21 lessons)
45 minutes individual $1490/semester (21 lessons)
60 minutes individual $1890/semester (21 lessons)
One off/casual rates: $61 for 30mins, $79 for 45mins, $98 for 60mins