Jim Wall

jimwallmail@gmail.com

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

jimwallmusic.com

 

 

Education

 

  • 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:

 

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  • * 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
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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