Jim attended The University of New Hampshire, where he studied under David Newsam. After graduating with a BA in Jazz Guitar performance he studied privately with renowned Berklee professor Bruce Bartlett in Boston, MA. He has taught locally for the past 15 years both privately and at local music stores. Jim has taught master classes in funk guitar styles at S.Y.M.S (Summer Youth Music School) and makes regular appearances at UNH giving lectures and running clinics for the guitar students there. While maintaining a busy teaching schedule Jim also performs regularly both locally and regionally with various groups. Over the years Jim has had the opportunity to perform at The Bonaroo music festival, and has shared the stage with acts such as Soulive, George Clinton, Robert Randolph and The Roots. Jim lives in South Berwick, ME with his wife Alex.

Jim offers expert guitar instruction to students of all ages in a wide array of genres  Monday thru Thursday at The Portsmouth Music and Arts Center. and at his private home studio in South Berwick, ME upon request.  Start your musical adventure today!