James Marchand is a professional pianist, teacher, and composer. His principal teachers were Dr. S. Drummund Wolfe, Herbert Inskip, Dr. Frank Marks, and Samuel Lipman. Marchand is a member of the Music Teachers' Association of California. Over the years his students have won numerous prizes and awards. As a composer, Marchand's works span many genres, from jazz and blues, to transcriptions of Renaissance lute music, to original classical works. Additionally, he is an expert in piano music for the left hand alone and has written many transcriptions and original works in that field. Marchand has made five CDs including music by Mozart, Liszt, Scriabin, French composers, and more.