A Personal Sketch of James Weinberg, Music Teacher
I've worked for local churches of every major denomination as an accompanist, organist and
choir director. Since 2006, I have been the organist at Holy Cross Anglican Church in Franklin.
My wife of 45 years, Carol, and I have two grown children, Benjamin and Rebecca, and a cat named Dinah (at right). In our spare time,
you can generally find us at home in Brentwood gardening and landscaping.
James' Music Studio, LLC is a sole proprietorship owned by James A. Weinberg and registered with the Tennessee Secretary of State as a Domestic Limited Liability Company.
Articles of Organization are on file with the Williamson County Register of Deeds. Business office location: Brentwood TN
A native of Rochester, New York, I began piano lessons at age 5 with my
mother. Into my teens I studied at several prominent private studios including the famous Eastman School of Music. I also played brasswinds
(trumpet and trombone) in school band as well as recorder in the local chapter of the American Recorder Society.
After high school, I entered SUNY Fredonia as an organ major, transferring to Stetson University in Deland FL. While raising a
young family, I entered Peabody Teacher's College in Nashville. Later I trained as a Navy broadcast journalist, and once a civilian again, I
spent five years as a classical radio announcer & producer at WPLN.
In 1985, I completed a bachelor's degree in church music at Belmont
College (cum laude) and returned for a master's in music education, conferred in 1991. The area of emphasis for my M.M.E. degree was
Elementary/Primary Pedagogical Methodology (translation: how to teach music to kids in K-8). My internship was at Montessori Academy in Brentwood
teaching preschool through 6th grade. From 2000-2007 I was a staff instructor in piano and organ at Belmont Academy, as well as a vocal coach. Then in 2008
I launched my own business--"James' Music Studio"--based in my church. Later I expanded to The Classical Academy and Williamson County Parks & Recreation.
Nowadays, I work hard to be the best piano teacher in Franklin!