JB's House of Music was created by musician and educator,
Julian Baker

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For over 30 years, Julian has been actively producing music with bands and
individuals, and providing band workshops and lessons on piano and guitar to
students of all ages.

Born to musical parents, (mother was a school music teacher and pianist, father was a professional cellist), Julian grew up around music as a child, learning the piano at an early age followed by the trombone. In his teens, began playing in the Manchester Youth Orchestra, introducing him to the world of classical symphonic music which had an everlasting effect on him.

"I grew up with classical music in my life. I remember getting a cassette (remember those?) of famous classical music from my parents for my 9th birthday. It had a lasting effect on me and now I hear the influence of classical music in all the music I make, whatever the style."

After graduating Leeds College of Music in England with a bachelor's degree in jazz, Julian worked in London, honing his recording and keyboards skills until 'crossing the pond' to New York to begin a 15 year career in the music industry. His work included recording and producing for record and publishing companies, attending music industry conventions all over the world, procuring equipment for tours and producing artists in his own studio. In 2014 he received gold certification by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for a track he co-produced for Beats Planet with partner, Naydee Polanco.

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In 2001 Julian moved to the Hudson Valley in upstate New York to raise his son and begin a quieter life outside the city. He currently teaches a variety of music history and appreciation classes at a college in the area. He also teaches piano and guitar privately and provides band workshops for young musicians.

More recently Julian has been composing pieces for solo piano, with recent works available on the SoundCloud player below.

"I am writing my own music from a personal perspective. As I continue to grow,
I find inspiration everywhere these days, both internally and externally. I like to express these experiences and emotions through my compositions."

Julian continues to teach and work alongside other musicians, music professionals and arts organizations in the area, bringing the joy and beauty of making music to everyone.

“I believe it is never too late to start learning an instrument. There is so much beautiful music to play. It is a way to express oneself. It is emotional. Music is a physical and spiritual connection with oneself, taking you on a journey through emotional expression. Music is, and always will be, an important part of life.”