Oral History Information
Job TitleMusic Educator, Music Advocate
Jim Coffin was instantly recognized at any given trade show or industry meeting as the energetic advocate for music and music making. Jim’s career as a music director and educator includes authoring several important method tools including the popular “Performing Percussionist.” The book has been praised for its unique focus on the snare drum as well as material for bass drum, cymbals, triangle and mallet instruments. Jim’s passion for music education played a role in several programs and organizations over his long and colorful career!