Phone: (469) 431-1007


Degrees and Certifications:

Music Education, Cal State Dominguez Postgraduate Preliminary Teaching Certificate Program, Cal State Dominguez Initial Teaching License Oregon Standard Teaching Certificate Texas good until January, 2026

Mr. James Vermilya

Hi, I'm Mr. Vermilya, also known as Mr. V.,

I have been a musician for many years and a classroom music teacher and substitute teacher for the past ten years. I started with the flute recorder in 3rd grade and added flute in 5th grade, saxophone and guitar in high school,  diatonic (little one key) and chromatic (big,plays in all keys) harmonicas 15 years ago aand the ululele 3 years ago! I love to play melodies and improvise on the wind instruments and accompany singing on guitar. Music teaching, learning, and performance is both a livelyhood for me and my number one hobby. I have few other hobbies except for watching good movies with my wife Kathleen, reding books, especially historical and biographical books, tinkering with fixing things and, would you believe it? ...chores!


My wife and I recently moved from Newberg in NW Oregon to the Dallas area. We love the diversity of warm and friendly people here. This is my first year working at Advantage academy and I am very much enjoying working with the students here!