Jim Wall


6631 York Road ∙ Parma Heights, OH 44130 ∙ (440) 376-5201






  • Bachelor of Professional Music, 1995

Berklee College of Music

Boston, Massachusetts

  • Studies in Music and General Education, 1986-1987

Cuyahoga Community College

Cleveland, Ohio

  • Studies in Music and General Education, 1983-1986

Valley Forge High School

Parma Heights, Ohio

  • Private Percussion Instruction, 1975-1995



Teaching Experience


Educator and Ensemble Director, 2013-Present

The Cleveland Music Settlement

Cleveland, Ohio where I

  • *Direct jazz ensemble rehearsals and concerts.
  • *Teach chart reading, improvisation and a multitude of other snare and drum set skills.
  • *Give private percussion instruction to students at all skill levels.
  • *Mentor students throughout the school regardless of their principle instrument.


Owner of Blue Buddha Music Studio, 1996-Present

Parma Heights, Ohio where I

  • *Guide and instruct percussion students privately, preparing them for casual, professional and scholastic musical endeavors.
  • *Teach music recording and production techniques.
  • *Teach composition and arranging skills.


Private Percussion Instructor, 1995-2000

North Royalton Music Center

North Royalton, Ohio



    Performance Experience


Freelance Drummer in Various Styles with Artists Including:


  • *Big Brother and the Holding Co. (Janis Joplin’s original band)
  • *Hot Tuna All Stars (featuring members of Jefferson Airplane, Muddy Waters’ Band and
  • Bob Dylan’s Band
  • *Grammy Award Winner Robert Lockwood Jr.
  • *W.C. Handy Award Winner Big Jack Johnson

* Theatrical Productions of “Love, Janis”, 2007-2011 &

  • “Hair: The Musical”, 2008-2009 with the Arizona Theatre Co.


Member of Various Musical Groups, 1993-Present including:


  • * The Bad Boys of Blues backing local and international blues entertainers.
  • *Becky Boyd and the Groove Train
  • *The Walkin’ Cane Band
  • *Color Wheel
  • *The Jack Fords
  • *Kristine Jackson
  • *Mary Bridget Davies
  • *Rebels Without Applause


Music Production and Engineering Experience


Owner and Operator of Blue Buddha Music Studio, 1993-Present

  • Recording, mixing and producing audio for records, commercials, movies and more.
  • Arranging and programming music.



References available upon request