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James Hayes

James Hayes is a professional musician who specializes in brass instruments, guitar, bass and music theory/composition. He can also play and teach piano, ukulele, and the musical saw. James graduated LIU Post with a Bachelor’s degree in music and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in composition at Five Towns College. While in college, he toured China with the LIU Post Wind Symphony as well as Costa Rica with the LIU Post Jazz Ensemble. More recently, he has performed and toured with his personal band, as well as performed with Sting and Shaggy on various morning shows. He also performed on Maxi Priest’s grammy-nominated album, “It All Comes Back to Love.”

Over the last eight years James has taught all ages private music lessons. He is experienced in tailoring lessons to the individual’s needs and is familiar with teaching any age group from 3 years old to 70 years old. James will be heading our Summer College Prep, Music Composition and Theory Intensive.

“Art is something that makes you breathe with a different kind of happiness.” ~ Anni Albers

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