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I can help develop comprehensive practice routines where time is used effectively. Technique, tone production, improv, rhythmic internalization, theory, harmony, and arranging skills are stressed in lessons. I approach students with respect and take a real interest in their musical lives.

A list of credentials are as follows:
   *Over 20 years teaching experience
   *B.M. (summa cum laude) Wayne State University, 1997
   *M.M. Jazz Studies Wayne State, 2009
   *Jazz Faculty at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp since 2007
   *Guest Clinician at WMU, EMU, University of Toledo
   *Louis Armstrong Jazz recipient 1992 and 1993
   *Division I rating at Regional Solo & Ensemble 1988, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93
   *Division I rating at State Solo & Ensemble 1991, 92, 93
   *Presidential Scholarship, Wayne State 1993-1997

Over the years I've worked with such notable stars as:

-Areatha Franklin   -Josh Groban                 -The O'Jay's
-Kenny G               -Marie Osmand              -Bernadette Peters
-Melvin Davis         -Joe Piscopo                 -Regis Philbin
-Don Rickles          -Collingsworth Family    -Jersey Boys
-Dave Liebman      -Richie Cole                   -Jerry Bergonzi
-Jimmy Heath        -John Clayton                 -Eddie Daniels
-Kurt Elling             -Alexander Zonjic           -Jimmy Dorsey Orchestra

James Hughes

For information on scheduling lessons contact:
Detroit Wayne Music Studio/Detroit Saxophone Center  586- 777-7541


James Hughes
P: (248) 672-6492

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