Javier teaches guitar, trumpet, & bass guitar to various ability levels. He also teaches drums, percussion, and piano at beginner levels. He has taught middle/high schoolers in private & classroom settings as well as adults in independent music groups.
He has played in a variety of groups for over two decades. Symphonic concert bands, wind ensembles, jazz big bands, jazz combos, indie rock bands, punk bands, soul r&b bands, ska bands. Whether it be trumpet, or guitar, or bass, or drums, or digital beat production, he has performed widely.
Javier’s teaching style integrates conventional notation & technique, while also emphasizing the music each student is excited by and drawn toward.