About James Grillo
Get to know James Grillo
James Grillo began studying Piano at the age of 5, and Guitar at the age of 13. During his time at Lake Forest College, he played Jazz Guitar in the Lake Forest College Jazz Ensemble, and studied Classical piano with Ellen Mosher. In 2013, he graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in Piano Performance. James is always fascinated by professional musicians who come from diverse genres such as Classical, Funk, Hard-bop Jazz, Rock, and Metal. “The guiding method of my teaching is to approach each student with patience & encouragement. The exercises I work on with students are direct links to improving their senses of rhythm, harmony, and melody. The stronger the musical foundation, the more comfortable the student is at playing music. My own practice is driven by the exact same concepts I enjoy teaching.” James’s interests outside of music include, Eastern & Western Philosophy, Acting, Physical Fitness, and Classic American Literature.