James is a French-born American educator, composer and singer-songwriter living and working in Los Angeles. He has studied piano since age five, performed on piano and keyboards throughout the world, and has kept an active piano studio for seven years. He has taught workshops on creativity, and is certified by OAKE to teach music to children. James has taught at the French-American International School in SF, and for the San Francisco Opera Guild. He has a Masters from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a advanced degree from USC's Scoring for Motion Pictures and Television Program where he was mentored by Bruce Broughton.
James composes for film, TV, and performance. He has scored films and shows that have appeared on Nickelodeon, FunnyorDie.com, The Cannes Film Festival, SXSW, Sundance, Boston International Fest., and more. He has received nominations for best score.
James' songs have been licensed for networks such as Showtime, HBO, and ABC, and he has scored films for film and TV. As a songwriter and lead vocalist, James fronted the acclaimed band La Strada in NY from 2006-2010. La Strada cut three albums and toured the US and Canada.
Anna teaches classical violin, and Irish and Scottish fiddle. She brings her wealth of knowledge, with a can-do, supportive style that makes her a great fit for violin students of all ages and levels.
Anna earned Bachelor of Music degree from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and a Master of Music degree from University of California Los Angeles. She has performed with ensembles such as the Magik* Magik* Orchestra, the Trinity Alps Chamber Players, the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra and the Santa Barbara String Quartet. Anna recently held the position of first violinist of the VEM Resident String Quartet at UCLA. More about Anna