James' Music Studio, LLC


About Mr. James: A native of Rochester, New York, I began piano lessons at age 5 with my mother. Into my teens I studied at several prominent private studios including the famous Eastman School of Music. I also played brasswinds (trumpet and trombone) in school band. After high school, I entered SUNY Fredonia as an organ major, transferring to Stetson University in Deland FL. While raising a young family, I entered Peabody Teacher's College in Nashville. Later I trained as a Navy broadcast journalist, and once a civilian again, I spent five years as a classical radio announcer & producer at WPLN. In 1985, I completed a bachelor's degree in church music at Belmont University (cum laude) and returned for a master's in music education, conferred in 1991. The area of emphasis for my M.M.E. degree was Elementary/Primary Pedagogical Methodology (translation: how to teach music to kids in K-8). My internship was at Montessori Academy in Brentwood teaching preschool through 6th grade. From 2000-2007 I was a staff instructor in piano and organ at Belmont Academy, as well as a vocal coach. Then in 2008 I launched my own business--James' Music Studio, LLC--based in my church. Later I expanded to The Classical Academy and Williamson County Parks & Recreation. Nowadays, I strive to be the best piano teacher in Williamson County!

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Distance Learning Available No

Education Bachelor of Church Music, Belmont College 1985 Master of Music Education, Belmont University 1991

Genres & Ages Taught All styles, ages 4 and up


4119 Murfreesboro Road
Holy Cross Anglican Church
Franklin, Tennessee 37067
United States

1.5 miles east of I-65 on Hwy 96, just before Arno Road

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