James Lautwein


James has spent over twenty years in his continuing studies of music; a journey that began with a major in Music Theory at Waubonsee Community College, and even took him to study under Bob Hope’s guitarist Ronnie Durbin! After eleven years of teaching at George Kay’s, James joined us in 2012 teaching students of all ages, abilities, and musical styles. James can be found performing with The Fun Guise and Heart of Gold Band in and around the Joliet area. In 1974 James was hired by legendary concert promoter Bill Graham to help set up the Grateful Dead’s Wall of Sound system.