James started teaching with the Mitchell Conservatorium in July 2015.
Music has being an integral part of James’ life since his high school days, being involved in the school choir and school band.
After school, James has been involved with the local theatre company in Parkes in a number of aspects, from stage work, direction and musical direction, to set design and front of house duties.
James has studied music at the Australian Institute of Music, focusing on Musical Theatre, as well as through the Regional Partnership Program with Central Queensland University, majoring in classical vocals.
A lover of all music, James particularly enjoys Musical Theatre and Operetta. He believes that music is a pivotal component to everybody’s lives, be it as a musician, vocalist, audience member or through listening to music. Music is one of the greatest ways to express oneself.
James is the bandmaster of the Forbes Town & District Band.