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Jim delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Females 14 to 60, males 15 to 70 and special needs

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Hello New Student! I've been playing guitar since I was a teenager and teaching since college days. That's s long time. For sure, I can teach you the basic tools you need to play guitar, especially acoustic, singer-writer style songs all the way back to the classics of James Taylor, Carole King and Joni Mitchell.

Here's a little more about me. I graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in Music Education and spent four summers at Interlochen National Music Camp from 1970-73. I toured the Midwest and Canada in the late seventies with "Daystar", singing and playing rhythm guitar. More recently I've done a folk and light jazz trio "Triad" and was part of the Central Ohio coffeehouse scene. I've been singing and playing consistently about 3 weeks per month since 1976.

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IT Project Manager
Oct 2012 - Present
US Patent and Trademark Office

Assist with IT acquisitions to get the right personnel assigned to the right work in an affordable and efficient manner.


Lean Six Sigma Certification
Feb 2011 - Mar 2011
Villanova University
Bachelor of Music Education
Sep 1971 - Jun 1975
The Ohio State University


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

In Florence Italy - enjoying art, sculpture and amazing architecture

Here's a rough take of a song just testing out some recording gear.
another Bible verse I put to music.  Playing a great guitar in this one.
A crowded street on holiday Thanksgiving 2016

rehearsal on piano

practicing at home
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