Justin Oliver - Drummer/Instructor - Serving Sudbury and Metrowest

Welcome to the site of Justin Oliver, professional drummer, recording artist, instructor.  Feel free to have a look around, watch videos, look at pics, check out performance dates, all accessible from the menu at the top.  Music player can be operated at the bottom of any page.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Special Moment for a Teacher 

There are special moments in your life when you feel like what you're doing is really making a difference for people.  Receiving this email from a former student today was one of those days for me:

"Hello Justin, 

I wanted to thank you for the great lessons you gave me the summer of 2016, they really helped me to fix some big holes in my playing. I still apply many of the methods and exercises you taught me in my daily practice routine. 

I recently auditioned for and got hired by an internationally touring band to be their drummer. The band's name is Integrity, they are a hard rock/metal group that I have listened to for the better part of my life, so getting in is sort of a dream come true. 

Your lessons inspired me to work harder and better myself as a musician so that I might some day be able to clearly express my own voice on the drums. I would definitely have come back for more, but I moved back to Baltimore shortly after our lessons ended. I am currently studying with Anup Sastry of Frederick, and am looking into attending a Matt Halpern masterclass. If you know of any teachers in this area that you would recommend, I am all ears. 

I hope all is well with you and that you are enjoying success in your career. You are a great teacher and player. Feel free to publish any portion of this email on your website if you would like to use it as a testimonial. 

Thank you again"

Best of 2016 

Another great year begins with honors for the lesson studio in Sudbury.  Based on my client reviews, Thumbtack has awarded me the "Best of 2016".  Its the second year in a row I have been included in this list.  Its a great honor and privilege.  I look forward to another great year.  Thank You!

Former Student Auditioning at New England Conservatory 

Its an amazing day for me as a teacher.  One of my former students, that I had taught for years in Framingham, is auditioning today for acceptance in the classical percussion department.  The competition for these placements is incredibly high.  I wish him the best of luck.  I can't believe the little 8 year old that came through my door so many years ago is now performing with some the world's very best.

Honors for the New Lesson Studio in Sudbury MA 

I was recently honored as a Best of 2015 winner on Thumbtack.com for my excellent service reviews over the last year at my studio in Sudbury.  Thank You very much to all that have taken the time to review my teaching abilities, and your experiences here.  I look forward to many more years of great lessons with all of you!

JO Trio

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Kurt H.
239d ago

I recently picked up a drum kit at a garage sale hoping the kids would take an interest. No such luck! I decided not to let it go to waste and started lessons with Justin Oliver. I could not be happier. My goal is to have fun learning something new and challenging...so far so good. Justin keeps things engaging and interesting and has an easy going positive nature. His love for the drums is infectious and he encourages you to expand your musical knowledge as well. He is a fantastic teacher!

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Student Spotlight

Emilia has been playing for a little over a year now.  In this video, she's rockin' Muse's Map of the Problematique.  Not an easy song at all.  But like pretty much everything I've given her, she nails it in no time.  Its always great to have a student like that... and great to have a girl rockin' on drums!

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