Dylan James

Dylan J.

New York, NY

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Enthusiastic and experienced clarinet teacher, welcoming all beginning, intermediate, and advanced students! All ages welcome. My teaching style comes from my personal educational philosophies, teaching history, and influence of my many great mentors. My goal is to help you build a strong foundation that you can use anywhere to improve and enjoy playing the clarinet. I also incorporate a strong focus of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
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Dylan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

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Dylan James is currently a graduate student studying clarinet with Charles Neidich at Mannes College of Music, The New School. His orchestral playing has been heard nationally at prestigious venues including the Kennedy Center, New World Center, Kimmel Center, New Jersey Performing Arts Center, and at festivals including Miami Music Festival, National Music Festival, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Music Institute, and Northern Lights Music Festival. Twice a winner of the Rowan Soloists’ Competition, Dylan has performed as soloist with the Rowan University Wind Ensemble and the Rowan University Orchestra, in addition to the Northern Lights Festival Orchestra and the Philharmonic of Southern New Jersey, with whom he is currently a member. Dylan is a past winner of the Clifton Foundation’s Emerging Artist Award and was also honored with an Undergraduate Scholar Award through the Presser Foundation. He is a member of the national music Honor Society Pi Kappa Lambda.

Originally from Mullica Hill, NJ, Dylan graduated summa cum laude from Rowan University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music, under the tutelage of Rié Suzuki. Upon graduation he was awarded the Ann B. Ward Medallion for highest distinction in Fine and Performing Arts. Dylan is a former member of Philadelphia Sinfonia as well as a past student of Settlement Music School, Philadelphia, PA, where he studied woodwind chamber music with Shirley Curtiss. He currently serves as a clarinet instructor for Rowan University’s Community Music School, Rowan Prep.

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Clarinet Instructor
May 2015 - Present
Rowan Prep - Community Music School

I teach clarinet lessons throughout the Greater South Jersey Area through Rowan Prep Community Music School (affiliated with Rowan University's Department of Music).


MM Clarinet
May 2017 - Present
Mannes School of Music - The New School
BM Music Performance
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Rowan University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Ann B. Ward Medallion
May 2017
Rowan University
Concerto Competition
Mar 2017
Rowan University Wind Ensemble
Undergraduate Scholar Award
May 2016
The Presser Foundation
Emerging Artist Award
May 2015
The Clifton Foundation
Concerto Competition
Feb 2015
Rowan University Orchestra


Phi Kappa Lambda
Feb 2017

The purpose of this Society is to provide an organization dedicated to the furtherance of music in education and education in music in colleges, universities, and other institutions of higher learning, which offer music degree programs in one or more fields.

The primary objective of the Society is the recognition and encouragement of the highest level of musical achievement and academic scholarship.

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Photos & Videos

In recital at Rowan University's Boyd Recital Hall. Works by Brahms, Copland, and Bartok.

In recital at Rowan University's Boyd Recital Hall. Works by Schumann and Brahms.


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