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Guitar Instructor

Jim Char, Guitar and Voice
Mr. Char is unable to work with our guitarists at camp this year, so stay tuned to find out who will be replacing him this year.  Jim Char has been teaching for 24 years in public education.  For the last 17 years, he has taught elementary music, band, math, and currently teaches Drama and Choir at Mt. Baker Middle School in the Auburn School District.  He has been a private guitar instructor for the last 15 years.  He received his Bachelors Degree at the University of Hawaii, his teaching degree from Cal State Dominguez Hills, and his Masters Degree in the Arts from Lesley College.  He also received a certificate from the highly esteemed Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT) in Los Angeles. 

Mr. Char was named the Outstanding Music Educator of the Year by the Green River Music Region.  He has been a professional musician for the last 35 years performing in Hawaii, California, Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington and New York.  Mr. Char continues to perform jazz, rock and popular guitar and vocal styles professionally in the Puget Sound area.