Director – Rewire Rhythm Program
B.A. (Mus), B. Sc. (Psych, Hons), M. Psych (Clin)/ PhD UniMelb
Graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts, James performed regularly with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra and Orchestra Victoria, before travelling overseas to study and perform.
James has taught instrumental and classroom music from primary to tertiary level for over fifteen years, authored a teaching manual, and delivered concerts and professional development workshops for the Musica Viva in Schools program.
James is a provisionally registered psychologist, committee member of the Australian Music and Psychology Society and PhD candidate who has been awarded a place in the Golden Key Honour Society for academic excellence, and whose Honours research in 2011 was awarded first class honours and recently published in the International Journal of Music Education. James is currently researching rhythm complexity, the prosocial consequences of rhythmic synchronisation, and the benefits of drumming for people with PTSD.