Interlochen Arts Academy, Rutgers University, San Francisco Conservatory
17 years of private teaching. Group teaching experience as a Harmony Fellow with the New Haven Symphony. Former teacher of the Carollo Scholarship violin program at Newark School of the Arts.
Violinist James Keene is a versatile soloist, chamber musician, and music pedagogue. After attending Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, he received his Bachelor of Music degree from Rutgers University and continued his studies at the San Francisco Conservatory. James has performed for audiences throughout China, Italy, Spain, Austria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the United States. Currently, as founder of Classical Revolution NJ, James schedules chamber music performances throughout New Jersey and travels frequently between the east and west coast for performances in the Bay Area. As a faculty member of Newark School of the Arts, he instructs their Carollo Scholarship violin students. Most recently, James was awarded first place in the Russel Johnson String Competition in Philadelphia and performed at Carnegie Hall with Dionne Warwick. James teaches violin and viola at Wharton's Performing Arts School.