Contact info:
(937) 287-7755

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

Family, Community and Artist Series Concerts

Guitar Man does Science! 

photo by Chris Snyder, Fire & Ice Graphics
Jim and a few of his 'toys."

 photo by Bill Garlow Dayton Daily News
 We are all antennas!

Jim McCutcheon has found a way to combine his first degree, a B.S. in Physics,
with his music-making in a format which uses the guitar as a springboard to present
a wide variety of scientific concepts to children grades K-12.

Incorporating basics of electricity, vibration and materials engineering, Jim
stimulates thought using a few of his "toys" (including an oscilloscope, signal generator, microphone, strobe light, tuning forks, and, of course, an electric
guitar) in a 45-50 minute workshop which he has developed over the past several years, and performed hundreds of times for students grades 3 through 12. These workshops can be done in classrooms for up to 35 students or for large groups in auditoriums with simple video camera projection systems. 

For residencies, Jim helps students take the next step into the world of computers
and some of the amazing things that they can do with music, including voice recognition, digital recording and editing. Children can take part in a recording
session and read their own thoughtful ideas as voiceovers to Jim's guitar music. 

Contact Jim directly at (937) 287-7755.

Jim McCutcheon and air guitar players perform at a stage show at TechFest, 2004, Sinclair Community College, Dayton, Ohio with the guitar sounds displayed on the oscilloscope. Jim has been a performer at every TechFest.

I want to thank you for the wonderful workshop you provided for my fourth grade  students and me. We had such a great time learning how music and science are related and dependent on each other. Your science and music concepts were right on target and age appropriate. Thank you for conveying the message that performing music is fun, while at the same time uses many skills from other academic areas.

Thanks again,
                      Joan Tullis
, E.D. Smith School,  Oakwood, Ohio


"I learned a lot about high and low sounds."
"Angelica's drum was loud and the plastic eyes on top vibrated!"
"The hard soled shoes made big spikes on the computer."
"I liked when we saw the sound waves."

2nd graders, Patterson-Kennedy Elementary, Dayton Public Schools.

Jim's CDs are available at

School Assemblies
and Residencies
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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