Jim HopsonBand Specialist
Jim Hopson is the Band specialist at VTT elementary. He holds a Bachelor of Music Degree (with distinction) from the University of Victoria, and has been a freelance musician (trombone, low brass) in the Vancouver area since 2007. An active performer, he has played concerts all over the world (Australia, Europe, Asia, and all over North America). As a session musician, he has performed and/or recorded with K-OS, Hedley, VEJI, Chucho Valdes, Said the Whale, Nikki Yanofsky, Brasstronaut, Dan Mangan, and countless local bands and orchestras. Current touring/gigging projects include: Ten Souljers, Tubes & Grooves, AJA, and S-Bahn Band.
As an educator, Jim has taught literally thousands of private trombone/low brass lessons to hundreds of students over the past ten years. He has presented masterclasses and clinics at UBC, the North American Alphorn Retreat, the Envision Jazz Festival, and at high schools across the lower mainland. He has been the Band specialist at VTT since 2008.