Music Elements offers Master Classes, Summer Camps and Music Lessions in piano, drums, guitar, voice, strings, brass, ukulele and bass. Our lessons are in-person and virtual. Whether you are a beginner or advanced student, our instructors will teach you at a pace that's right for you. Plain and simple…students have fun at our school! Let our reviews speak for us! Come join us to discover or rediscover the joys of music!
Justin started playing guitar when he was ten years old; after developing an interest in country music as well as the music of Jimi Hendrix. He began taking private guitar lessons from a neighbor for three years; and it was during this time his teacher noted his possession of perfect pitch. After three years of playing, Justin began providing guitar and bass lessons as a means to complete the required forty community service hours to graduate to high school.
Once Justin was in high school, he became heavily involved in the school's band program; participating in the marching band, the jazz band, the concert band, and the drum-line; earning the Patrick S. Gilmore award in his sophomore year. After taking courses for guitar, piano, and music theory, he devised an independent study course based on composition techniques ranging from Baroque to modern styles. As well as continuing to give private guitar and bass lessons, Justin also played in multiple bands outside of school; ranking top placement regularly in annual Battle of The Bands competitions, with two first-place nominations.
In 2011 Justin began his final stage of higher education at Berklee College of Music; majoring in Guitar Performance. While completing his studies at Berklee, he still played in bands regularly; sharing bills with national touring acts such as Lynyrd Skynyrd, ZZ Top, Puddle of Mudd, Jackyl, and Styper, to name a few.
John Anthony is a Boston native. He has been immersed in music since the age of 8. Aside from teaching piano, John also instructs bass, voice and guitar. John has played as south as the West Indies and as west as the Hawaian Islands. He has performed in festivals, on cruise ships and stages of all sizes. His genres of music range in categories including Blues, R&B, Funk, Soul, Reggae, Soca, Calypso, Zouk, Folk, many forms of Rock'N'Roll, Country, Jazz and Latin. John brings with him a passion for music and the teaching of it's traditions. Currently, John performs on bass in the band, Brandy.
Please pass on to both Ben and John that Megan really enjoys working with them both! We never have to remind Megan of her lessons on Monday or Wednesday.
Guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Chris Rubén Winters possesses years of experience performing professionally in a wide variety of musical styles. He specializes in jazz and classical guitar, and he has performed in ensemble formats including big band, salsa band, chamber choir, and pit orchestra for various local musical productions. As a member of these ensembles, Chris has played at many venues across Massachusetts, among them the State House and the Hatch Shell; he has also participated in workshops at several public schools across New England. Chris teaches students of all ages and spent many years working with children at his hometown YMCA, where he frequently performed for his students and helped to develop curriculum for music activities. Chris graduated with his Bachelor's degree in Music Performance from UMass Lowell in Spring of 2020. He enjoys tailoring his teaching to his students’ own stylistic preferences and goals while emphasizing reading, music theory, and awareness of different musical styles and cultures. Above all, he hopes to share the intrinsic joy of guitar-playing and music-making with others.
Chris teaches all styles of music but specializes in jazz.
Navarre is a multi instrumentalist that has been studying music for nearly 20 years. Specializing in Electric Guitar, his passion for music expands more than just playing. Music theory, recording, mixing and engineering are the other halfs of the full picture. While working at a Recording Studio, Navarre also performed and wrote songs in bands for a Jazz Camp that the studio offered to students. Currently, Navarre offers lessons for Acoustic and Electric Guitar, Bass, Ukulele, Music Theory and Songwriting. Teaching a wide range of genres, Navarre feels he specializes most at helping the student become true to themselves with their instruments. He believes helping them explore creativity while learning a strong foundation in the fundamentals of harmony and technique is important.