If you would like to learn and develop your skills on the trumpet in a new and unique way from an experienced professional performer and teacher with a heart for people and a passion for music look no further! All ages and levels are encouraged with a special focus on intermediate, high school, college, professional, adult amateur, and the come-back player. Also available live for lessons/coaching as travel schedule allows.
James developed and maintained his personal trumpet studio at various locations throughout Boston and then later in the greater Chicago area. Teaching the studio now via Online Video/Skype while traveling. His studio includes trumpeters of all ages and abilities. He has taught as part of the faculty at School for Creative Arts in Lexington, MA, the South Shore Conservatory in Hingham, MA, CCC School for the Arts in Naperville, IL as well as at High Schools in MA, IA, and IL.
Dozens of James' students have gone on to become professional musicians and music teachers. His students have been selected many times for All-State Bands and Orchestras, Won Concerto Competitions, as well as won acceptances in to many college music programs including Eastman School of Music, Indiana University, University of Iowa, and several more.
James travels extensively and may be available to teach you in-person as his travel schedule allows. He also maintains a Skype trumpet lesson studio for the majority of his students.
James also performs around the country with experience in solo, chamber music, church music, broadway/shows, and all major styles of music. He is also in demand as a clinician and master class artist and does 20-30 master classes each year at colleges, universities, high schools, and summer music camps/festivals.
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James earned his Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA and his Bachelor of Music from the School of the Arts at the University of Iowa in Iowa City, IA. Additional studies at Interlochen, Eastern Music Festival, Operafestival di Roma, and several other music festivals across the USA.
His primary teachers include the retired Principal Trumpet of the Boston Symphony Charles Schlueter as well as Peter Chapman (BSO) and David Greenhoe (Quad City Symphony and Lake Placid Sinfonietta).
Time with family traveling and living this great life! Working with my family to help people in need. Sharing our family story and music in faith settings. Reading, Hiking, Sitting by the Ocean, Sunsets and Sunrises, Journaling, Sports with the Kids, Family Outings, Visiting Historical Places and Learning!
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Hours of Availability
James is normally available during the following hours. To find out their exact availability for a given day just use the contact form to ask them.
- Monday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM
- Thursday: No Availability
- Friday: No Availability
- Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM
- Sunday: No Availability
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