I believe everyone can be a musician and learning music can be a joyful experience. With 10 years of teaching experience, I tailor lessons to match each student’s goals and learning styles. Together, we’ll create a warm and supportive environment where you can explore your musical talents.
I graduated summa cum laude from CSU Fresno with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Performance, studying under Andreas Werz. I also hold a Master of Arts in Musicology from the University of Oregon, focusing on harpsichord and fortepiano performance. Teaching piano brings me immense joy, and I love sharing my passion for music with my students.
When not teaching, I enjoy spending time with my cat and partner, reading about music, spinning vinyl records, playing video games, and nature journaling about the birds in my backyard.
“I didn’t want my son to be turned off to piano because of all the practicing. Lots of work but not a ton of play. James brings enthusiasm and joy to the discipline. He picked up my son’s style and personality, and could flow according to my son’s uniqueness/playfulness.”
“My biggest concern is if my kids don’t enjoy and have no progress over a significant amount of lessons time. So far your role as a teacher has been very helpful in making my kids interested & focused on their lessons”