Altogether, Tj has over 35 years of teaching & performing experience. Tj received official certification from the New Hampshire Department of Education to teach in grades K-12 in the field of performing Arts. He has always been a proponent and pioneer in the field of integrated art curriculum. Using the Blues as an entry point into all subjects, Tj’s themes highlight connections to such courses as Social Studies, English, History, Math, and Eco Science & Art.

In addition to Tj’s Blues in the Schools (BITS) program, Hope, Heroes and the Blues,  Tj offers integrated arts education programs to correctional facilities, special needs groups and adult education groups.