James Baseman was born and raised in the Baltimore County area and has been studying the trumpet since he was ten years old. In middle and high school he performed several times with the Baltimore County Honors Band and Orchestra. After high school James attended Towson University where he studied classical performance with Rene Hernandez and Jazz performance with Dave Ballou. In the Fall of 2012 he received his bachelors degree in Jazz Performance. Currently he is teaching lessons as well as performing with live groups throughout the Baltimore area. He also performs with local Baltimore band, Bosley. Structured lessons are designed to develop technical skills as well as musicality in young musicians. This is achieved through practicing exercises, scales, and etudes in addition to solo repertoire and jazz standards. James believes that every person has a deep understanding of music even though many have different ways of interpreting it. It is his mission to find the method of instruction that is tailored to his student’s learning style and understanding music to enable proficient communication.
BS from University of Maryland . 1st Trumpet in Concert Band, Marching Band, Jazz Band and Pep Band. Currently plays for Columbia Community Concert Band. 10 years teaching experience.
Master of Music from Peabody Institute in Music Performance. BS in Music Performance from Frostburg State University . Has been teaching privately for 10 years.