Contact info:
(937) 435-1858

Jim McCutcheon,  concert guitar (and more...)

Family, Community and Artist Series Concerts
 Montessori Center of
 South Dayton

  Weekly music classes with Jim McCutcheon are offered as a part of MCSD's curriculum
  in the 3-6 and 6-9 year-old classes; there is no extra charge for them.

"Daddy, today I heard some real music!"
Jennifer Malashevitz, age 4


Jim's music teaching at MCSD
was featured on the cover 
of Family Life Magazine, 1999

Jim McCutcheon, M.M.Ed, has been the music specialist at this school since 1984. One day each week, he visits each class in the school, using his guitars and other instruments to teach the fundamentals of music through movement, games, singing and dance.

The 3-6 year-old classes are singing some fun songs, like "Circle Time," "I'm Allright," "Sandwiches" and "Wakin' Up," as well as learning rhythmic reading, echo singing and enjoying Mr. Monkey and Mama Monkey's company in music class. We are actively using many new Orff instruments purchased for the school in 2003, as well as a wide variety of percussion instruments.

Each child in the 6-9 year-old class does folk dancing, learns a 13+-song repertoire which they take to a nursing home for a concert each spring, listens to the music of J. S. Bach, Beethoven and other great composers, and learns how to play favorite songs on the pennywhistle. We also sing and play ukuleles on excellent instruments which the school purchased for each student to use!

To learn more about the Montessori Center of South Dayton, visit, or contact Jim or Barbara Scott at  (937) 293-8986.

Jim's CDs are available at

School Assemblies
and Residencies
Workshops for Teachers
Upcoming Appearances
Listen to Jim's music
McCutcheon Music
Instrument Sales, Rentals, Repairs, Lessons
Guitar Advisor
National Federation of Music Clubs

Dayton Public Radio
"The Intimate Guitar"

Concert Director:
Dayton Art Institute
Purchase Jim's Recordings/Books
Jim's articles on 
music education for kids
To Jim's University of Dayton webpage
To Jim's Wright State University webpage