James Baker

James B.

Elgin, TX
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James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
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Ages 10+

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HI! I'm a band director in Texas and I like to have fun on trumpet. I've been playing for nearly 20 years and I'm here to help you get to where you want to go on the horn. I can help you improve your chair position in band, get ready for that major audition competition, or learn how to play without reading music! Send me a message and lets get started!


Band Director
Jan 2013 - Present
Middle School and High School level

I've helped over 100 beginning trumpet students get off the ground on their instrument. My trumpet students repeatedly rank in the top 5% of their sections in both middle school and high school. My students have also won soloist awards at competitions.

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Bachelors of Music Education
Sep 2008 - Dec 2012
Texas Tech University


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Bachelors of Music Education
Dec 2012
Texas Tech University

Participated in many ensembles while at Texas Tech.


Texas Bandmasters Association
Sep 2008

For the last half-century the members of Texas Bandmasters Association have worked diligently to further the cause of instrumental music education in communities throughout the Lone Star State. As a professional service organization, TBA reaches out through its membership to constantly improve the quality of music education in Texas' elementary, middle and high schools, colleges and universities.

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Texas Music Educators Association
Sep 2008

Begun in 1920 as the Texas Band Teachers Association, the Texas Music Educators Association is an organization of over 10,000 school music educators dedicated to promoting excellence in music education. TMEA is comprised of five divisions: Band, Orchestra, Vocal, Elementary and College. On behalf of its members and Texas schoolchildren, TMEA carefully monitors the actions of all state decision-making bodies on issues affecting fine arts instruction in Texas. In addition to many member benefits, TMEA offers professional development opportunities for its members with Region workshops and especially with its annual Clinic/Convention. TMEA supports the future of music education by offering scholarships to music education majors and by sponsoring the Texas Future Music Educators, an organization through which high school students interested in careers in music education learn more about what to expect in their college education and future careers.

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This is the holiday party that I played with the un-dead brass band that I play in.

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