Creative Music Workshops

My passion is music education, developing skills and inspiring musical thinking, from young children through to adults, sharing what I have learnt along the way from my own teachers and mentors.


  • Interactive music workshops with a focus on creative thinking

  • Teacher-training seminars and conferences

  • Composer/conductor rehearsals

  • Teaching music technology (Garage Band, Logic Pro, Sibelius)

  • Print resources and listening material for further analysis

  • Music scores suitable for choirs, ensembles, classroom music and new Australian works for HSC performance exams

Photo: Connor Malanos

Sing, Move & Play


Book James for a general workshop where he presents a range of activities that flow from one skill to the next. A seamless interactive session of singing, moving and playing. Adapted for all ages to suit your skill level.

  • Sing songs and choir music from his repertoire

  • Add movement, dance and body percussion

  • Transfer musical concepts onto instruments

  • Improve your improvisation skills and lead on to arranging and composition tasks as well.

  • Adapted for all year groups and musical abilities, from primary through to high school, including HSC music.

Composer/Conductor Rehearsals


Ever wanted a living composer to conduct the repertoire you perform? Book in a workshop with James as he leads you through his interpretation of his own music.

  • Choose the repertoire to suit your needs

  • Choir music and instrumental ensembles

  • Ideal for music camps and festivals

Mallet Jam!

Book a workshop with James showcasing repertoire from the book Mallet Jam! An exciting collection of tuned percussion pieces, for beginner to advanced, in a range of styles.

  • Add movement and body percussion

  • Improve your improvisation skills

  • Create your own arrangements

  • Then lead on to composition tasks

Recorder Songs


If you are after some beautiful songs for recorder repertoire then book in a workshop to learn selected pieces from James' Recorder Book.

  • Learn to play with a blended and musical tone

  • Add improvisation ideas

  • Play in multiple parts or canon

  • Ideal for music festivals

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Music Technology


As a modern contemporary composer music technology plays a major role in creating music. Learn skills to help record your musical ideas as well as notation using software programs.

  • Learn recording techniques using Garage Band or Logic Pro

  • Improve your notation skills using Sibelius software

  • Ideal for HSC composition work

Jam On Toast!


Book a concert or workshop with the much-loved songs, dances and recipe activities from the series of Jam On Toast albums.

  • Jam On Toast concerts are an interactive and totally entertaining performance jam-packed full of songs and dances

  • Jam On Toast RECIPE workshops are class based sessions with the added bonus of playing instruments to add more musical thinking to the songs

  • Ideal for early learning and lower primary school.


Book James to present at your next professional development, sharing his inspiring ideas and accessible activities to add to your music classroom, with a mix of his own repertoire as well as traditional music.

  • Ideal for staff development days

  • Conference sessions and presentations

  • Short sessions at your early learning centre or school