Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Music Theory, Band Coaching, and Song Writing
Jim Maxwell, a graduate of Adrian College, holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Theory and Music Performance (Guitar). Jim has been teaching since 1997 and averages an active schedule of over 60 private lessons per week, as well as 15 person group courses through Schoolcraft College. Being equally comfortable in teaching all age groups (4 years old up to retired) has been a strong selling point in his teaching career. Jim not only teaches here at the Northville Music Academy, but is also a demanded guitar instructor at Schoolcraft College as well.
Jim has opened for major headlining groups such as: Michael W. Smith, Destiny’s Child, Newsboys, and Guardian. He has also toured the U.S. and Canada with the Adrian College Jazz Band, and has been a Blue’s Guitar clinician for the Kalamazoo Blues Festival. Private Rock Band coaching is another area of expertise, as Jim has played in many local bands throughout the years, and even made recordings with original bands Surrender and Orbis. Currently, Jim plays with the worship team at Cornerstone Family Worship Center in Livonia, and also with The Remnant Worship Project at the Dearborn House of Prayer.