I am Justin Clauser, a Musician and Educator located in the Harrisburg, Pennsylvania area.
Music expresses that which cannot be said
and on which it is impossible to be silent.
I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet. --Ludwig van Beethoven
Justin Clauser is known for his diverse skills as a guitarist but began his music career playing classical viola. He performed for several years as first chair in the Mechanicsburg School orchestra before falling in love with the guitar. It was at that time that he found his true calling as a musician.
Guitar offered him versatility as an artist that would become a signature of his sound. After years of private lessons from instructors of various styles, Justin began teaching and performing as a full time professional musician. He has worked as a composer, band member, and session musician in acts as diverse as Jazz, Blues, Prog, Funk, Rock, Folk, and even extreme Heavy Metal. He has also performed many solo recitals of classical and jazz guitar.
Continuing his education, Justin graduated with a 4.0 GPA in the Music Industry Honor Program at HACC. While attending he became a member of the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society and was the sole recipient of the 2010/2011 academic year's Ruth Cook Way Music Scholarship. His pursuits at HACC went beyond the classwork as he founded the HACC Music Club and ran it as its first President.
It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge. --Albert Einstein
As a teacher, Justin brings his diverse skills together in a way that makes sense for every student. He blends his technical knowledge of the guitar with a deep understanding of music theory. Lessons are completely personalized so each student while learning the fundamentals of music and proper technique, is doing it in a way that is both fun and applicable to their interests. Individualized lesson plans can include learning songs chosen by the student and instructor, studying method books, learning to read music, ear training and learning songs by ear, technical studies, and learning to improvise, compose, and record your own music.
Justin goes above and beyond just teaching music by striving to create opportunities for all his students. Recitals, open jams, real world gigs, and cd recordings are part of the musical education available to Justin's students. In his teaching studio, Justin has everything needed to make quality recordings of the students so they can learn how their sound is developing and share their recordings with family and friends.
Every student can look to Justin as more than just a teacher but as a partner in learning the basics of their instrument, the fundamentals of music, and in putting it all together in a meaningful way. Whether you play music as a hobby or it is your career, Justin Clauser has the knowledge, experience, and desire to help you grow into the musician you aspire to be.
Justin teaches you music in a way formatted to you as an individual based on how you learn. He really helped to bring out a passion for music that I had never felt before.
Whether you're a rank beginner or a seasoned professional, Justin can help you get what's in your head and heart out of your instrument and that is the most important part of playing any musical instrument.
In just the short few months I have been with Justin, I have progressed so rapidly. I am extremely lucky to be taking lessons from not only the best teacher I know, but the best guitarist as well.
Justin's teaching goes beyond just playing guitar and helped me take on a more relaxed approach towards creativity in general. I can't recommend his class enough!
With Justin's guidance, I went from a kid that wanted to play songs on the guitar to a person who strives to study music professionally and grow in the art form for the rest of my life.
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