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Justin Heath

BanjoGuitarMandolinUkulele

Justin’s zest for music ranges across a variety of instruments, including acoustic guitar, 5-string banjo, mandolin, ukulele, and violin. His musical interests range from jazz to folk and bluegrass to flamenco, but he is currently focused predominantly on solo classical guitar and playing tango music with the Toccata Players. Justin is a passionate teacher and loves to help his students achieve their goals in music. Recognizing that people have different learning styles and different goals, he uses a customized approach for each student. His background in Kinesiology gives Justin the tools to help people find the technique that works best for their body. Justin works at the House of Musical Traditions and teaches guitar, banjo, mandolin, and ukulele.

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Mari Carlson and Justin Heath lead a bi-weekly old-time jam for high school students and adults looking to build their jamming chops. They will lead standard tunes from the old-time repertoire and help you out if you get lost in the chords.
October 23, 2021
For beginner to intermediate guitarists who have a strong foundation in the basic chords and simple single note playing. Students will learn essential exercises to improve flatpicking technique and several bluegrass songs and fiddle tunes in G, C, A, and D.
September 25, 2021
Over 4 lessons students will learn to jam on several tunes from the Bluegrass repertoire. We will cover melody playing, accompaniment, jam etiquette, and how and when to improvise. This class is open to Guitar, Mandolin, and Banjo.
with Justin Heath Thursdays, February 18 – March 11, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM This workshop focuses on right hand technique for the ukulele. Students will learn foundational fingerpicking accompaniment patterns, as well as how to add percussive accents, incorporate the melody of any tune, and work with jazz chords and melody. Songs for the course include Hallelujah, Imagine, Freight train, 12-bar blues, and La Vie en Rose. $100 for 4 classes
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January 25, 2021
with Justin Heath Monday, January 25, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM This workshop will explore the entire guitar fingerboard using the CAGED system. This system offers a geometric understanding of the fingerboard by connecting familiar chord shapes. Learn how to master the fretboard with 5 basic chord shapes, their associated major scales, how to move those shapes, and how the shapes connect to map every note on the fretboard. $35 workshop
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