Teaching Positions

Academic Year Teaching:

French Horn Studio, Newtonville, MA
Jim established his own horn teaching studio in 2000 to offer high-level private French horn instruction to exceptional middle school, high school, college and adult students, as well as Chamber Music Coaching for horns and brasses. His students have had great success and earned high horn positions at regional, All-State, All-Eastern USA and All-National orchestra festivals and competitions. Many of his students have gone on to be accepted at top-tier colleges and universities, including Harvard, Yale, Princeton, Cornell and Duke.

New England Conservatory Preparatory School
Jim was appointed to NEC in 2006 as Instructor of Horn and Brass Chamber Music. The vast majority of his horn and brass students have advanced through the NEC Youth large ensemble system to the highest orchestras and wind ensembles.

Summer Teaching:

Music On The Hill, (MOTH), Belmont, MA, Summer Festival
Jim has been an Instructor of Horn and Chamber Music at the three week music camp for musicians aged 9-19 since 2004.
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Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival, Germany
Jim was appointed Instructor of Horn and Chamber Music to the two week festival for high school and college musicians in 2014.

Killington Music Festival, Killington, Vermont
The five week Festival began offering residencies to winds and brass (in addition to strings and piano) in 2016, naming Jim as Instructor of Horn and Chamber Music. kmfest.org