Justin Prez a guitarist, performer, and educator on the south side of Chicago. When it comes to education, Justin truely believes anyone can learn music. He has taught people of all ages, and all skill levels with great success. On his own time, Justin plays various gigs such as, coffee shops, flower stores, and even big Illinois state conferences for elected officials. He is a lover of many genres, and can teach many guitar styles, jazz, funk, classical, and Brazillian are a few to name. Justin strives to give learning musicans the power of creativity within music. He currently teaches through the Oak Lawn Community High School, and has been doing so since 2019. He has performed with the Moraine Valley Big Band, and has performed at many private venues such as, The Orland Chateu, The Palos Country Club, and the Maplebrook community. Most recently, he played for a production of Mamma Mia! in Oak Lawn. He has played for previous productions of Little Shop of Horrors, and Seussical. Justin had started his musical adventure in highschool, and fell in love with it immediately, and is an adamant believer that anyone can be successful. Currently, he is transcribing solos and pieces from some of his favorite musicians, Bobby Broom, George Benson, and Joe Pass.
"The musician that has inspired me most is Stevie Wonder. I am a huge fan of Stevie, and his album Music of My Mind is one of my favorites. In this album he was truely able to express himself as this was his first album with total creative control. I don't consider myself a vocalist. I never wanted to sing before I heard this album, now if you put on Seems So Long... then I can't help but sing!"
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