Jim Solomon is a National Board Certified Teacher, author and national clinician. He is a music instructor at R.B. Hunt Elementary in St. Augustine, FL, where he works with General Music classes, Chorus, Recorder Club, and D.R.U.M., a special percussion group for 5th-grade students. This summer, he retired from decades of teaching the Orff Level 1 teacher training course at the Eastman School of Music. He was Teacher of the Year for St. Johns County in 1991, and he has presented at twelve previous AOSA National Music Conferences. Among his six books are D.R.U.M., Conga Town, and Tropical Recorder (co-author). He has also produced a video titled Congas, Bongos & Other Percussion A Guide to Technique.