The Teaching Studio
Graduation SUNY Empire State College June 10th, 2012
Graduation ceremony at the Rochester Riverside Convention Center. (Many thanks to Barb Pollock who stepped in to help Jim graduate in the final months towards graduation)
Jim received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a concentration in Music.
Salterello is directed by Joanne Castellani of the Castellani- Andriaccio Duet. Michael and Joanne are 2 of the finest people in guitar that I know and it was an honor to be in this group to be able to play with world masters.
Jim with his former teacher Petar Kodzas
Eastman Community Music School at Eastman School of Music.
To buy his CD: http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/petarkodzas
Jim with Muriel Anderson in
Jim with Lily Afshar at the 2001 National Guitar Workshop
New Milford, Connecticut
The Eastman ECMS Guitar Ensemble, performing live at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music. Petar Kodzas, director.
Backstage at Kilbourn Hall, Eastman School of Music, minutes before going on stage.
My father in 1946 at age 20.
We had a long discussion in how to properly hold the guitar, but he wasn't listening.
I purchased 4 bottles of Steak and Shakes' famous hot peppers and walked out. (I think he is still there)
My Turkish Coffee at Java's in downtown Rochester, NY
brewed in an ibrik / cezve with finely grounded beans. The ibrik is usually made of cobber with a long wooden handle.
for more information on this tasty coffee treat.