Jim Oestereich

Born in Mitchell, SD

B.A. In Music Performance from Westmar College (Iowa), 1966

Additional music studies at Berklee College of Music, 1972-1973

Over 40 years of music teaching experience

Fisher Jr. College, Boston, Instructor, Fine Arts and Music, 1970-1974

Cambridge Center for adult Education, Teaching. Classes in Jazz History and piano improvisation

Author (with Earl Pennington) “Keyboard Improvisation and Arranging,” Prentice-Hall, 1980

Resident composer and education director, Little Flags Professional Theatre, in Boston for 16 years

Instructor and curriculum designer at Music Tech/McNally-Smith College of Music in Minneapolis and St. Paul. 1990 - 2005.

Music Director for the Interact Center for Adults with Disabilities, 2 years

Resident Sound Designer for MCTC theatre department for last 15 years

In addition to Sound Reason Music Studio, I teach music to children and adult students at the Rogers School Of Music in Rogers, MN.  Classes include piano, keyboard, voice, guitar, banjo and ukulele