5.0 (2)
Best of 2023
4 employees
7 years in business

About this pro

We are a full-service, high-quality recording studio located in Highland Park, NJ. We offer production, recording, mixing, mastering, and hourly lessons to all ages in audio engineering, guitar, bass, drums, piano, etc. 

We have a lovely staff of experienced, professional musicians who truly value the power of music. 

Give us a call or email anytime! 

I love being able to spend every hour of every day listening to/working on music. It's super rewarding to see a student go from not knowing which string is which, to playing a full song front to back. 

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Highland Park, NJ 08904
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2 Reviews


  • Teresa Michalski

    Jimmy has been an excellent teacher to my son for over four years. He not only has the content knowledge and skills required but the patience and compassion that all good teaching practices require. My son always enjoys his sessions , coming away with having conquered increasingly complex music under the guidance and support of Mr. Bauman. Thank you , Jimmy!

  • Marjorie Rosenberg

    My 7 year old daughter has been learning guitar with James since August and we couldn’t be happier. He’s super patient and knowledgeable about the guitar and easy to work with!


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

When I meet a student & parents for the first time, I approach the situation with an easy-to-understand philosophy. I plan my lessons based on the student's interests, musical taste, and musical goals. It all comes down to patience, practice, and perseverence. Each lesson is an opportunity to perfect what you did last week, as well as learn a few new riffs, scales, chords, etc, depending on what is being studied at the time. There's always time to be productive and learn more. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

Guitar - 10+ years experience (rock bands, albums, tours, etc)

Bass - 10+ years experience (jazz band, pep band, etc) 

YMCA - Guitar Instructor (3 yrs)

The Most Music School - Guitar Instructor (3 yrs)

Music Theory 1, Music Theory 2, AP Music Theory 

Music Notation & Composition Classes

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

Lessons are hourly based.

How did you get started teaching?

I started teaching at the age of 16 at the YMCA. I'd teach up to 5 students at a time every Saturday morning for 2-3 hours. After doing this for a while, I decided to start taking my teaching skills more seriously. I began to teach private lessons around town and found a passion for it. 

What types of students have you worked with?

All ages, all backgrounds, from the non-motivated to the dedicated. There's always a challenge to overcome. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I recently left my job at a private music school in Metuchen, NJ. Upon leaving, most of my students were very sad to see me go,o the point where their parents felt the need to contact me directly. My students simply didn't want to take lessons from anyone else. I do my best to leave a lasting impression and to positively influence with music. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

-Find someone down to earth

-Find someone you won't mind spending an hour with every week

-Find someone who's going to push you, challenge you, and guide you rather than telling you "you're great" the whole time. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

-Am I ready to work hard and improve/learn? 

-Will I practice one hour every day? 

-What do I plan to do with musical skills, once acquired?