Jim LaDiana is a musician, writer and educator residing in Southern California. His articles and reviews have appeared in guitar publications such as Vintage Guitar and Just Jazz Guitar magazines, and on the Internet. Although he tends to gravitate toward jazz players, Jim strives to spend time with others who cause his inner chord to resonate. He teaches children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, combining unyielding compassion and enthusiasm with an animated, hands-on approach. He has also created a unique music program, Music Experience Workshop, which emphasizes rhythm and group participation as a way to foster self-expression and help develop listening and social skills.