B.M., Violin – Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music
P.D., Viola – Indiana University Jacob’s School of Music
At the Jacob’s School of Music, James was appointed as one of Mimi Zweig’s assistant teachers. Zweig was Joshua Bell’s teacher, and currently directs the String Academy. While at the Jacob’s School, James was invited by Dr. Brena Brenner, associate faculty at the School of Music, and President of the American String Teachers Association, to be her aide in unveiling a program designed to bring world-class music education to public schools within the vicinity of the School of Music. Having worked with both students of financial means as well as with those who struggle to meet their daily physical needs, James has learned that talent does not discriminate. It has become one of his personal missions to discover talent wherever it can be found and raise the next generation of exceptional musicians. James’ students are frequently awarded highest distinction on the ABRSM Exam on both violin and viola, and many currently hold principal chairs in youth orchestras throughout the Bay Area.