Jim Cash is an award-winning songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and sought-after music instructor from the D.C metropolitan area. Having garnered several awards, most notably winning first prize for Relix Magazine’s Jam off Competition, Jim has also been a multi-Washington area music award nominee. His latest album Into Bloom has received stellar reviews and has been described as “thrilling, electrifying, dynamic, and inspirational, drawing comparisons to some of the greats, including Fleetwood Mac…recalling the best of the singer-songwriter tradition in unexpected beautiful ways” (The Ratings Game).
Known for his versatility, Jim is capable of teaching a wide range of music styles, including rock, pop, folk, progressive, classical, world, blues, and jazz. Jim loves sharing his passion for music, for students of all ages and skill levels. He prides himself on offering an adaptable teaching style, capable of working with students of varying learning styles and learning differences. His approach is focused yet laid back and fun! In addition to teaching guitar and bass guitar, Jim has since expanded his teaching to include, piano, ukulele, and Native Style flutes.
“Jim Cash started teaching my 3 boys when they were barely old enough to hold the instrument. Each summer, when they get to pick their after-school-activities, Jim makes top of the list. He has become part of their lives, not just as a guitar instructor, but as a friend, mentor, and role model. And their guitar playing sounds really good, too!”-PETRA BARRIENTOS, GREAT FALLS, VA
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Jim has released several albums and many of his compositions and songs have been licensed through major TV networks such as Discovery, TLC, and Oprah to name a few. Jim is also a music producer and has produced and engineered a variety of other works at his home studio in Sterling VA for private clients. He holds a B.A. from George Mason University, and while there, studied extensively under the tutelage of classical guitarist Larry Snitzler, who was himself a student of the late world-renowned classical guitarist, Andres Segovia.
After graduating from George Mason with a classical background, Jim continued his guitar studies in Rock, Blues, and Jazz, under additional outstanding and distinguished music instructors. In 2004 Jim discovered his own love for teaching music and began teaching guitar and bass guitar throughout the DC metropolitan area, quickly becoming an in-demand instructor, holding private lessons, group lessons, and workshops for a variety of music schools including the esteemed, National Guitar Workshop. In 2005, Jim and his wife founded their own music school, Potomac Falls Music – a professional community music business that provides a unique opportunity for students to enjoy the benefits and rewards of music education by inspiring creativity, enriching self-expression, encouraging self-discipline, and nurturing the joy of music.