Justin Pinkerton is an Oakland-based composer, multi-instrumentalist, audio engineer and DJ. He has recorded and performed extensively over the past 15 years with many bands. His wide range of instrumental abilities and compositional experience along with his broad musical knowledge have made him a sought out member of many projects ranging in style from jazz, Afro-beat, and funk to folk, roots and rock. He currently plays drums and composes for the band Golden Void and is also active with his band Planes of Satori, in which he plays bass. Justin regularly composes music for commercial advertisements. His music has been featured in ads for Toyota, Dodge, Audi, BMW, Comcast, Harley Davidson, Cadillac and many others.


Justin offers introductory lessons in percussion as well as production/engineering. His knowledge of composition, production and performance, in both percussive and melodic instruments, sets him apart from many other musicians. Not only can he help you think about exploring the world of percussion, he can also help you think in the context of music as a whole; from technique, to performance, to documentation. Justin is very interested in fostering a love for music at an early age, as he enjoys doing with his one year old son. With the lack of music programs in schools he feels it is important to be able to provide that experience to children of all ages.


To inquire about lessons please contact justinwpinkerton@gmail.com



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