James Devor is a composer, double bassist and educator based in Hartford. He grew up in central Pennsylvania and has been playing bass since elementary school. James received his Bachelors of Music in Music Education and Music Theory/Composition at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and currently is studying for his Masters in Music Composition at The Hartt School. James’s interests include studying and performing early music, playing double bass in bluegrass and folk bands, and experimenting with new electronics in his own work. Teaching has always been incredibly important to James, and he strives to pass on his love for music to all his students.
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James has been teaching music at the professional level for the past 6 years. He enjoys working with and learning from all his students, and tailors each lesson to the student’s strengths and interests. In addition to instrumental technique, he believes that studying music theory and literacy are vital to becoming a well-rounded musician. Experienced in all genres of music, James creates a space where each student can succeed and flourish in their love for music.
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