My goal as a teacher is for my students to have fun playing the kind(s) of music that they want to play, and to become better musicians as they do so. I teach both the electric and the acoustic bass, and have had students at Brookline Music School who have been interested in everything from classical to bluegrass to jazz to pop and rock of all sorts. One of the best things about playing bass is that there are numerous playing opportunities available to the advancing student. Fortunately, the principles of good bass playing apply to all genres of music! I ask that my students make an active effort to practice as regularly as their schedules will allow.
Justin Meyer earned a Masters Degree from the Longy School of Music, where he studied with Charlie Binacos. He attended the Berklee School of Music, and also holds a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is on the faculty of Brookline Music School, and Indian Hill Music.
In addition to leading his own bands, Justin performs throughout New England in a wide variety of musical settings, playing everything from rock and blues, jazz and classical music. He has played and/or recorded with the Indian Hill Symphony, the New Black Eagle Jazz Band, Gerry Beaudoin, Toni Lynn Washington, Steve Hunt, Rachel McCartney, Chris Trapper, Greg Hopkins, and Jerry Bergonzi, among many others.
B.A. Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.M. Longy School of Music; Additional studies, Berklee College of Music.