James Humphrey is a singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist. For the past ten years, he has been performing for children's events and leading
music classes at numerous preschool programs in Manhattan,
including the 'For Kids Only' program at Reebok Sports Club and Sports Club LA, The Kid's Korner Preschool, Saint Joseph's Elementary School, H
udson Guild Children's Center, Island Kids (Roosevelt Island),
Bright Horizons Children's Center, Vet's Kids, Aleph Bet Preschool of Murray Hill, and the Early Ear. He also gives several annual children's concerts in Manhattan and on Cape Cod, MA.
The Music with James program meets in Manhattan's Murray Hill
neighborhood and the Upper East Side, as well as Brooklyn Heights, Jersey City, and Roosevelt Island (see Class Locations).
James took up piano at age five and later added guitar, trumpet and French horn. After college he ventured to New York City, where he headlined at Greenwich Village nightclubs and landed a four-year songwriting contract with Sony Music. NBC News Nashville ran a feature on James as a new Sony artist; he also appeared in a Japanese TV commercial and on talk shows in Japan and Holland.
James lives in Manhattan with his wife and two young children. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in English Literature, James is completing an MA in Music Education.