The mission of Orchestra in the Schools "Inspire Success for All Children Through Music," providing ten 30-minute online private lessons, via ZOOM or FACETIME, to beginner, Intermediate, and advanced level musicians in grades 1–11 throughout the Monterey County. OITS believes that all children, regardless of economic status, race, or ethnicity, deserve the enriching opportunity to learn how to read music, play an instrument, and perform in an orchestra. We hold a deep belief that children who build their confidence through the rigor and cooperation required to produce music together will become adults who understand the value of perseverance, appreciate artistic beauty, and practice responsibility, helping make the world a better place.
James Paoletti has been the Artistic Director for Orchestra in the Schools since 1990. He earned his BA and MA in Music Education with a minor in Tuba Performance at California State University at Los Angeles. His career as a music educator spans 38 years in the Los Angeles area and at the Monterey Peninsula Unified School District and Stevenson School Carmel Campus. Mr. Paoletti has conducted the Monterey Symphony, Monterey Symphony Chorus, Youth Music Monterey County Youth Orchestra (YMMC), and the Monterey Pops!
Double Bass Instructor
Brass & Percussion Instructor