Guitar Orchestra Director



Jim Jeffrey, Director of the SCVYO Guitar Orchestra, is a Performer, Composer, Singer/Songwriter, Educator and Music Producer working in the Los Angeles area. Jim holds a Master of Fine Arts in Performer-Composer from California Institute of the Arts where he taught guitar for the guitar department, Bachelors of Music from Youngstown state University in guitar performance where he studied classical and jazz guitar and studied music production at the Conservatory of Recording Arts and Sciences. 

Jim has studied composition with Vinny Golia and Ulrich Krieger, guitar with Stuart Fox, Miroslav Tadic, Larry Koonse, Sid Jacobs, Teddy Pantelas, Paul Petric and studied Indian classical music and tala systems via the sitar with Aashish Khan, Swapan Chaudhuri, Randy Gloss and Rajib Karmakar.

Jim regularly performs and composes in many styles of music ranging from classical and jazz to rock and experimental music.

In addition to Jim's work on the guitar, Jim also plays a GuitarViol which is a bowed guitar that he constructed under the guidance of Jonathan Wilson.

Having worked on many records for major and indi labels Jim understands both sides of the recording studio and regularly works on recording projects for various artists. Labels that Jim has credit on include Virgin, Columbia and Metal God Records, to name a few.

Jim is available for studio and live projects as well as clinics and private lessons.