Meet the Instructor
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 percussion caption head at Fayette County High School in Fayetteville, GA, where he teaches weekly masterclasses and marching band rehearsals, arranges music, and conducts the percussion ensembles. Additionally, he teaches weekly masterclasses at Bennett’s Mill Middle School in Fayetteville and Rhodes Jordan Middle School in Lawrenceville.
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 their thoughts and mental energy to the truly enjoyable and most important aspects of music performance - passion, creativity, emotion, and fun! Students at PSP receive skills that prepare them for successful auditions at GMEA all-state, music festivals, Drum Corps, Indoor, and college. For more information on lessons, educational philosophy, or Pike Street Percussion, please click here.
" A player with confidence and solid fundamental control is free to dedicate their thoughts and mental energy to the truly enjoyable and most important aspects of music performance - passion, creativity, emotion, and fun! "
Mr. Iadonisi also maintains a regular performance schedule, and has performed with a wide variety of groups to include symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, wind bands, jazz bands, musical theatre orchestras, rock bands, percussion ensembles, steel bands, and drum corps. For sample recordings of some of his performances, please click here. For booking information, please click here.
Justin is currently a doctoral candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Georgia, where he is a student of Timothy K. Adams. During his time at UGA, he acted as Director of Steel Bands for three years, and assisted his professor with studio related matters including concert programming, auditions, festivals, and applied lessons. He holds a masters degree from the University of Central Florida, where he studied with Jeff Moore, Thad Anderson, and Kirk Gay. He studies rudimental snare drum independently with Mitch Markovich.