Jim Swearingen


Oral History Information

Jim Swearingen began composing for his students.  He soon realized his music was not only helping students learn to play, but was also encouraging them since the music was similar to popular music the students heard on the radio.  Soon his work got the attention of Barnhouse Music, which has published most of his music and method books over the years.  It's hard to imagine the impact Jim's music has had on young music makers and directors over the years.  The fact that most of you reading this know his name is a very good indicator!