Justin Iadonisi is a percussionist and teacher. He is the owner of Pike Street Percussion, a private lesson studio in historic downtown Lawrenceville, GA. He is the adjunct instructor of percussion at Young Harris College, located in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Young Harris, GA, and the adjunct instructor of percussion at Clark Atlanta University. Additionally, he provides percussion services to numerous school music programs including masterclasses, rehearsal coaching, consultations, and instrument maintenance. He maintains a regular performance schedule, primarily playing in musical theatre and symphony orchestras.
Mr. Iadonisi’s goal with all students is the confident control of common percussion instruments, including snare drum, timpani, mallets, accessory instruments (the so-called “toys”), and drum set. A player with confidence and solid fundamental control is free to dedicate his or her thoughts and mental energy to the truly enjoyable and most important aspects of music performance - passion, creativity, emotion, and fun!
Mr. Iadonisi holds a Master of Arts in Music degree from the University of Central Florida and is in ABD status at the University of Georgia. His principal teachers include Timothy Adams, Jr., Jeff Moore, Kirk Gay, Thad Anderson, Iain Moyer, and Mitch Markovich.