I am Justin, and I love learning.
And there’s almost nothing better than helping others learn!
For well over a decade I taught music, sharing my knowledge and experience of listening, singing, creating, and playing.
In 2022 I’m forging a new path into the world of business and online creation – helping others connect with game-changing ideas.
Amongst other influences, I draw on insights from the arts, business, leadership, and of course, education.
The arts and especially music have been a part of my life since I was a child.
Business is an area I’m growing in experience, having been in an entrepreneurs’ mastermind and always enjoying conversations with business owners and managers.
Education, of course, has been my ‘bread and butter’ over the years and I look forward to bringing the best of insights from that world into the worlds of business and leadership.
I believe everyone is a leader in some way, shape, or form. If you have influence in a place, that makes you a leader. So it’s in our best interests to develop leadership skills.
Much of what you read below relates to my career in education, but I’ll be updating it to match my new direction in 2022.
The Joy of the “Aha!”: Teaching and Learning
One of the simple joys in life is the ‘aha!’ moment. Whether experiencing it myself, or seeing students have their own, it’s a win! No matter which side of the pedagogy (how to teach) debate you’re on, I hope you’ll agree the litmus tests can be “Have our students learned? Have they learned to love learning?” I believe teaching and learning is knowledge and inquiry, didactics and discovery.
I have always loved learning, so it is a privilege to help others do the same.
“To teach is to learn twice” – Joseph Joubert
“To learn is a delight, to teach is a privilege!” – an excited teacher
Music and Life Through Song
I believe Singing Better Songs Helps Everybody Win: When Everybody Sings For Joy. This has literal and figurative meaning. Good singing is important and achievable, and so is good living. Think of the expressions, “singing from the same page” and “to sing someone’s praise.”
I’m also a husband and father – the best jobs in the world!
My approach to life and music
ABLE: Insights from the Arts, Business, Leadership, and of course, Education. (coming soon)
Deep Work. Deliberate Practice. Cultural Intelligence. Three of the cornerstones to success and significance. (coming soon)