Eric Justen

Owner and Founder of GuitarSmart
Eric started GuitarSmart in 2014 and still keeps an active teaching schedule at the studio despite his increasingly busy gigging schedule. Eric currently plays guitar for the Tripping Billies, a very popular Dave Matthews tribute act in the Chicagoland Area and works a sideman for several other Chicagoland acts.

Eric has a lot of music theater experience. He got his start subbing as a swing musician for the Chicago production of Jersey Boys and has also played local theater runs at the Crystal Lake Raue Center, Woodstock Opera House, Dominican University and many more.


Noe Perez

Noe is one of the hardest hitting guitar players on the jamband scene. He has many years of experience both teaching and playing music. He currently plays lead guitar for the group Ethereal Groove Inc. His band EGi has been touring the entire country and keeps a jam packed schedule. Luckily, we were able to convince him to bring his unique and exciting experience and expertise into our teaching program!


Jeremy Yor

Jeremy York

GuitarSmart is proud to welcome Jeremy York to the team. You can see him all over Chicagoland as the band leader of the progressive heavy metal band Triguna. He also plays lead guitar and bass in the nationally touring band Close to You: The Music of the Carpenters. No, we aren’t kidding. He’s really that good!


Joshua Skaja

GuitarSmart is excited to welcome one of the busiest sidemen in the Chicagoland area to our team. Josh's plays guitar full time for the hit touring band Under the Streetlamp and travels the entire world playing the guitar. 

Josh also plays a ton of solo gigs throughout the Chicagoland area and manages his own music blog and music instruction website Fretboard Anatomy. 

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