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Barry James
(Drum and Percussion Instructor)

Barry's musical career spans over 40 years as a percussionist with jazz and symphony orchestras. He is also recognized as a nationally respected teacher. Many of his students now perform professionally around the world. His students consistently achieve superior scores in school competitions and earn scholarships to prestigious colleges. Barry is a published author. His new book "Drum Lessons with Goerge Lawrence Stone" is receiving high praise from professional drummers and drum instructors throughout the U.S. 

Barry has performed and recorded with the Boston Pops Orchestra and noted artists such as Andy Williams, Roberta Flack, Ray Charles, Jack Jones, Steve Lawrence and Edie Gorme. He has also performed with Johnny Mathis, Arthur Prysock, Della Reese, Line Horne, Mark Murphy, Don Costa, and the Woody Herman Orchestra. 

He teaches in Clermont at The Music Store