Jim began teaching piano lessons in 2005 at his home studio in Plymouth, MN. In 2017, he started teaching group lessons at K&S Music Conservatory in Woodbury, MN. During the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, he transitioned to teaching online piano lessons.
Jim's first paying gig was his freshman year in high school (1983) playing a wedding. Since then he has accompanied nearly 200 choir concerts, dozens of musicals, and countless church services.