Mr. James Mansfield

This famous photograph was taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. It's called "Ode to Joy", and it perfectly conveys my own love for teaching music to young people.  This year will be my 6th year at St. Mary's. I'm looking forward to sharing my own love for music with students in our general music classes, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to help students think critically and creatively while developing an understanding of humanity and culture through a meaningful appreciation of music. 

It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.
It's a famous photograph taken by Alfred Eisenstaedt for Time Magazine in 1950. Eisenstaedt referred to this picture as his "Ode to Joy." For me, it says so much about the joy of sharing music with children, which is why I'm so happy and excited to be entering my 5th year teaching music classes here at St. Mary School.  I'm a drummer, composer, and NYS certified music teacher.  Some of my credits include performances and tours in Asia, Europe, and North America with a variety of bands and solo artists in a wide range of musical genres. In addition to appearing on over 40 recordings, I continue to perform on sessions for television, film, and other media. I've been an artist-in-residence, band director, clinician, private drum and piano instructor, and general music educator at various programs, camps, and schools in New York City and Long Island since 1997. I look forward to sharing my love of music and performing arts with students in general music class, the SMS Chorus, Bell Choir, Performing Arts Club, Recorder Club, and Drum Circle.  My hope is to provide children with different ways to process information and express their knowledge and abilities; to think critically and creatively; to wake up potential musical skills or talents; and to develop an understanding of humanities and culture by coming to appreciate the art of music.