Instructor Photo Justin Truitt

JT Dream Wave Music

The rhythm of the earth revolves around one single drummer and the music of the earth unites all as one.

Categories: Percussion/Drum

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Justin Truitt is an accomplished composer, drummer, educator, multi-instrumentalist, music producer and songwriter with more than 35 years of experience in music. Justin holds two Bachelor’s degrees with an emphasis in Music Education and Percussion Performance from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). He has earned a Masters of Music in Percussion Performance from UNLV as well.


As a performer, Justin has excelled in the world of Drum and Bugle Corps, having marched with the Phantom Legion in 1999 and the Phantom Regiment in 2002. That same year (2002), he became a world champion percussionist, by winning Drum Corps International Individual Solo and Ensemble competitions for his original composition,Dream Wave”.


As an in demand drummer, Justin has played and or recorded with countless artists including:  The Vegas Strip Kings, Rick Berthod BandTrevor Johnson Band, Paul Campenella, Monk & The Po Boys,  The MoneysMicheal Grimm (America’s Got Talent Winner), Think!, The English Channel, Jolana Sampson, Daylon Wear, The Shuffle Aires, The Ruffnecks, Justin Mather, Shanda and the Howlers, Dave Tucker, Jeff Mix and the Songhearts, Part Time Criminals, Navajo, and the hit show Legends in Concert. 


Justin has been a music educator for 17 years, working first as the Assistant Director/Front Ensemble Specialist of the Vegas Vanguard Independent Drumline (now Vegas Vanguard Percussion Theater) from 2004-2008. He later served as the Director of Bands, Guitar, and Percussion at Spring Valley High School (2008-2013), which received excellent and superior ratings every year of his tenure. From 2013-2018, Justin served as the Director of Orchestras and Percussion at Lied Middle School (now Lied STEM Academy). Justin is currently the Director of Bands and Percussion at Lied STEM Academy in Las Vegas where he has taken the program from 23 students to over 320 in just five short years. His program is one of the largest in the Clark County School District.


During the height of the pandemic, Justin started his music production and publishing company, JT Dream Wave Music. Justin also produced his debut album, In These Times where he wrote, played, mixed, produced and mastered everything. He also has a successful private music lesson studio which specializes in all areas of percussion concentration. Justin is also part of the Vic Firth Education Team and is a Yamaha Local Hero Artist. Justin proudly endorses Randall May International, Remo Drum Heads, Sabian Cymbals, Vic Firth sticks and mallets and Yamaha Drums. For booking, lessons or drum tracking contact: www.justinwtruitt.com/contact