Whether you are an aspiring professional performer, dancer, actor, or musician or someone just looking to have fun and learn something new, Spotlight helps all artists explore their craft. Our teachers are experienced and working artists looking to share their expertise with you.
We specialize in training singers and instrumentalists to be the best musicians and performers they can be. We empower our students by using traditional and creative techniques that ignite a passion for the arts. We will teach you proper technique, ear training, basic theory, how to read music, and develop your repertoire. Our job is to help you reach your fullest performance potential!
External Resources: Virtual class access information will be distributed directly from Spotlight Music & Theater Academy.
Duration: 30 minutes
Recurrence: Single session (Discounted 4-session bundles available)
Class Size: 1
Class Schedule: Date/Time scheduling arranged directly with Spotlight.
Age: 8+ (younger students will be considered depending on experience)
Jim Davidson is a guitarist, teacher, and composer from Southeastern Massachusetts. Highlight performances include Boston GuitarFest, Tuesday Night New Music in Jordan Hall, The Martin Institute at Stonehill College, and numerous solo & chamber recitals throughout New England. Passionate about new music, he has performed the world premieres of over a dozen works by contemporary composers in the past five years. Notably, Jim performed in the premiere of Grammy-nominated composer Robert Beaser’s Chaconne for guitar octet at the New England Conservatory in 2018 with the composer conducting. Jim regularly performs in duo with the Rhode Island-based virtuoso guitarist Victor Main as the Voyager Guitar Duo.
Jim serves on the faculty of the Spotlight Music & Theater Academy, Bridgewater State University, Stonehill College, EKS Music School, and Guitar Center Lessons #555 Braintree. Many of his students have gone on to become fully formed artists and even working professionals.
Jim is also extensively involved in community outreach, working closely with the Boston-based Kithara Project, a non-profit organization that provides free lessons to at-risk children. Additionally, Jim is a founding board member of the Rhode Island Guitar Guild, a newly minted organization aiming to expand and support the guitar community in Rhode Island. Since 2018, he has served as the director of competitions for Boston GuitarFest, one of the foremost classical guitar events in the United States.
Former teachers include Jérôme Mouffe, Eliot Fisk, Berit Strong, and Don Lappin. He has performed in masterclasses for Jorge Caballero, Grisha Goryachev, Denis Azabagic, and others. Jim holds an MMus cum laude from the New England Conservatory and a BA in Music from Bridgewater State University.
Jim plays a 2019 guitar from the workshop of Alan Chapman & Gef Fisher in Amherst, Massachusetts.
Welcome to Spotlight!
We provide a variety of services in the performing arts including private voice and instrumental lessons, acting classes, audition prep, master classes and college admissions.
Our studio is like a family
We learn, share, laugh, grow, and connect. We believe that each student is unique and needs to be nurtured in a way that best strengthens the teacher/student relationship. We give our all with every lesson and expect the same of our students. We work hard and play even harder, laughing throughout our lessons, yet learning the entire way!
The best training available
We work alongside other dedicated, knowledgeable music and theater specialists in order to ensure that you have the best training available. This is not a job for us, but a passion.
Come sing, act, play and join our family!