564 West 52nd Street, New York NY, 10019


Levels:Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experience:30 years
Rate:$0 / hr


Personal Statement

I have over 30 years of experience teaching privately and also periodically teaching for Sarah Lawrence College, Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp, the Calhoun School, Mannes College of Music Prep Division, Kinhaven Music School and other institutions. I have extensive performance experience, performing with the Virtuosi Quintet, Westfield Symphony (NJ), NY Gilbert & Sullivan Players, St. Cecilia Orchestra, Broadway musicals and various prestigious orchestras such as the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Opera Orchestra of New York, Alvin Ailey Dance Co., St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble, Colorado Music Festival, Twentieth Century Unlimited (Santa Fe, NM) and orchestras abroad (Italy and Switzerland). I have an international reputation as a bassoonist, having performed in Asia, Europe and South America. Records for Crystal Records, Capstone Records, Musical Heritage Society.

Education / Training

SUNY Stony Brook – Doctor of Musical Arts
The Juilliard School – Master of Music
University of Texas at Austin – Bachelor of Music

My Bassoon instructors:

Milan Turkovic, Vienna, (Member, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center)
Harold Goltzer (former Assistant Principal, NY Philharmonic)
Carmine Caruso (NYC)
James Dickie (formerly NY Philharmonic, Houston Symphony)
Sylvia Deutsher Kushner (former Principal, NYC Opera)
Dennis Godburn (St. Luke’s Orchestra;Orpheus)

(Please Note: my teaching rate is negotiable.)

James Jeter