Javier teaches guitar, trumpet, & bass guitar to various ability levels. He also teaches drums, percussion, and piano at beginner levels. Javier has taught middle/high schoolers in private & classroom settings. He has also taught adults in independent music groups.
Javier 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.
My name is Richard Masulis, and I play drums in various local bands in the bay area. I am currently studying music at Cal State East Bay, and I will be graduating in Fall 2022 with a Bachelor's Degree in Jazz Performance. I started teaching at ViBO Music in early 2022, and taught both sessions of the summer music Camp Allegro as drums and guitar instructor.