There once was a little boy named Jimmy whose mom told him he could be anything he wanted…a policeman, a doctor, a lawyer, even the President of the United States. I exceeded all her expectations and became a music teacher!
I’m now a grown man with four kids (I married my high school sweetheart) and six grandkids. I love eating pizza, mountain biking, spending time with family, and long walks in the mountains holding hands (sorry, I reserve that for only one person, and it’s not you). My shoe size is 9.5 but please don’t send me any shoes…I’ll tell you more about that in a minute.
I teach middle school music at a Title I school, still finding time to speak, write, and podcast.
Now for the boring, adult stuff…
I earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Joseph’s College in Maine and received my music education from the Army School of Music. I served in the Army Band for 10 years in Virginia, Japan, and Colorado. I earned a teaching license from Western State University in Colorado and completed a master’s in music education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University. I believe in the value of life-long learning!
Member of the following:
Colorado Music Educator’s Association
American School Band Directors Association
Order of the Sons and Daughters of Italy.
My life-long goal continues to be to ACT MY SHOE SIZE, NOT MY AGE
- Adulting 101: 40+ skills every young adult and teen should know (coming soon)
- Music, Instruments, and Science
- Get Started Writing a Book
- 30 Days of Motivation
- 40 Ways to Make Money as a Musician
- Your Now Doesn't Define Your Future
- How To Make It In The Music Business Workshop
Books by James
I Cannoli Imagine: My Italian Life
Forgive: One man’s story of being molested…
40 Ways To Make Money As A Musician eBook
Go Ahead, Make My Day: 39 Ways To Make Someone’s Day eBook
A Stroke of Bad Luck
50 Cheap Dates - and Why You Should Take Them