Jim LaDiana is a musician, writer and educator residing in Southern California. His articles and reviews have appeared in guitar publications such as Vintage Guitar and Just Jazz Guitar magazines, and on the Internet. Jim's new book; STRINGS OF MEMORIES - (www.stringsofmemories.com), tells the hidden story of the Golden Age of Hollywood Recording Studio Guitarists. Although he tends to gravitate toward jazz players, Jim strives to spend time with others who cause his inner chord to resonate. Jim plays guitar and performs a variety of styles in any number of musical contexts. He has written several children's books and composed music for young children.
Unique traits: Jim also teaches children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, combining unyielding compassion and enthusiasm with an animated, hands-on approach. He has also created a unique music program, Music Experience Workshop, which emphasizes rhythm and group participation as a way to foster self-expression and help develop listening and social skills.