I am Justin, and I teach.

I am honoured to work at one of the many international schools in Asia. It is a privilege to teach children music, sharing my knowledge and experience of listening, singing, creating, and playing.

Amongst other influences, I draw on insights from the arts, business, leadership, and of course, education.

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

Brass instruments have been a big part of my musical life, and so have songs and singing.

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!

“I am a good musician, I practise repetition.
I listen, sing, compose, and play, getting better every day!”

Read more about my work here, and explore my blog below.

My approach to life and music

Hybrid Consonance: You have a story, a voice, and a song.

Singing Better Songs Helps Everybody Win: When Everybody Sings For Joy.

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)

Music Education

Why Music? Why Song? Quotes to summarise my approach to music education.

The Four Dimensions of Musical Learning and Beyond

About Me: Music Educator in Asia and Australia

Educational Philosophy

Knowledge and inquiry, didactics and discovery.

Digital minimalism

Infinite Scrolling Isn’t Infinite, and Other Digital Decluttering Discoveries

Ryan Holiday and Cal Newport talk Digital Minimalism

Let’s Connect: What’s Your Story? How’s Your Song?

I love to meet people to share ideas around music, learning, and much, much, more. Connect on Twitter or LinkedIn. Contact form coming soon!

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