I am a classically-trained musician who can play all genres. I'm a studio musician who has played on many movie sound tracks; made my debut at Carnegie Hall in 2005. My strengths are improvisation & sight-reading. Whether you have a ready-made part for me to record, or need me to make up my own part for your song, I am versatile and can do either!
I can play and record for these multiple instruments: violin, viola, cello, piano. I have my own DAW system to send you individual stems for your song.
Contact me through the green button above and let's get to work.
2 ReviewsEndorse Justina Hodgson
Justina was quick and professional with my request to provide string recordings for a song. Clear and concise communication. Recommend!
Hey Justina is great! Thing is she’s also pretty versatile. Not just stringed acoustic instruments but also bass. Listen to her new single! It’s pretty fun. The video too!
Interview with Justina Hodgson
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I was a violinist for a folk pop song, and it was particularly rewarding to contribute my part to it. It turned out beautifully as a ballad song and this is how I met my partner. It has become near and dear to our hearts on a personal and professional level. It was well received and that’s amazing!
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Getting a new song hybrid song released on all platforms; I’m very excited to share it soon as my latest single!
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Cathy Grady Townsend. She is amazing as a multi-instrumentalist, much like myself.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital because the world is moving in this direction for updates to technology. I must move with the times to be relevant with my music business.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will always give you a good quality product. I can deliver what you want.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: That it’s different and fun with each project.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How comfortable are you to do (xyz) ? My answer: very comfortable! I can make it happen since I have so much experience!
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Working with a BPM is crucial before recording.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Folk, pop, covers and singer-songwriter type songs.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Artistry and emotions through my musicianship.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: Nuances, details, beauty and a vibe to enhance to the song’s overall experience so is the best experience to the listener.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I sit and listen to the music several times before practicing with it as I arrange my own part to compliment it before I record it. If there’s a ready-made part, I will practice to it before recording.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I have my own home studio that are paneled with sound absorption and a waiting bench for clients who come in person. I work from an Apple computer with Logic Pro X as my DAW. I can work remotely with anyone around the world. My mic is a Shure that captures instrumental sounds beautifully.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I love any folk music, and listening to such a wide variety of music from country to pop to rock and EDM. Bands like The Lumineers inspire me.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Record instrumental music for anyone’s songs.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That every day is typical. My days can vary from day to day.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What do you hope to accomplish with your song? What was the inspiration behind your song? Why do you love music? What is your end goal with this particular project?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Check out the music website of the person you’d potentially hire before connecting with them. Research is good to do. Feel free to get to know them or set up a Zoom meeting before hiring them, to see if you like their vibe before proceeding in business with them. Business equals relationships!
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Mic, computer, interface, music stand and electric piano.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I began playing orchestral music with many professional orchestras and recorded as a studio musician with orchestras before graduating college. I have done this for nearly 20 years.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Thoughtful, vibrant, exquisite and emotionally satisfying.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Ruelle because she’s consistent in good production, and capturing the vibe of her well-produced songs.