Jimmy the lips

James Ryan

I am a fully qualified Classroom and Instrumental music teacher with over seven years experience in both Government and independent Primary and Secondary school settings.  A significant part of my teaching has given me the role of directing concert and stage bands as well as smaller brass and jazz ensembles.  I hold Bachelor Degrees in Music & Education and am registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.  I am a professional trumpet player and have considerable experience composing and arranging for jazz and pop bands.

As an early childhood educator I have created a substantial bank of resources, composing and writing songs, stories and games which have been used quite successfully in the classroom.