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James offers a discount of 25% on their first / introductory lesson!

Bass Guitar

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £30.00£27.00
Expert £30.00£27.00
Casual £30.00£27.00

Double Bass

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £30.00£27.00
Expert £30.00£27.00
Casual £30.00£27.00

Music Theory

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £30.00£27.00
Expert £30.00£27.00
Casual £30.00£27.00

Composition

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £30.00£27.00
Expert £30.00£27.00
Casual £30.00£27.00

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Personal Description:

ONLINE TEACHING ALSO AVAILABLE! Professional double and electric bass player and senior lecturer in music (beginner-advanced theory/analysis/harmony, ensembles, improvisation, composition, 1 to 1 lessons) at Leeds Conservatoire.

James **Removed By Admin** was born in Dudley, England in 1991. He has studied in Birmingham, Paris and Berlin, and is now based between Berlin and the UK, working around Europe as a musician (double/electric bass), educator and composer. He performs mostly in fields of jazz, improvised and contemporary music as a soloist, sideman and bandleader and employs a holistic and collaborative approach to music making.

Awards:

- Studio Award Berlin Senate Department of Culture and Europe
- Elsa Neumann Stipendium 2018 from the Berlin University of the Arts/Hanns Eisler
- Making Music’s Adopt a Composer scheme in partnership with Sound and Music, PRS Foundation and BBC Radio 3
- Kulturprojekte Berlin Scholarship to develop a new duo project with US based soprano Stephanie Lamprea plus guests from Berlin/NYC

Selected performances include: Proms at Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall, London Jazz Festival, Konzerthaus Berlin.
Selected broadcasts/recordings include: BBC Radio 3, Kulturradio RBB, BR-Klassik, Deutschlandfunk Kultur - for discography please visit my website!

Tutoring Experience:

ONLINE TEACHING:
I am also offering teaching online/remotely via Zoom/Skype/Teams/Facetime:
- Fully DBS checked
- Training/experience in remote teaching and learning, 1 to 1 and groups (Leeds Conservatoire)
- I am available to teach in person as soon as Corona restrictions are relaxed

Teaching experience:

Senior Lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire (double/electric bass, ensemble, improvisation, composition, across all genres)
Saturday Music School at LCoM (group double bass lessons and ensemble, ages 9-13)
Bass guitar, electric bass, theory teacher with Harrogate Grammar School
Composer in Residence with award-winning creative enterprise Make The Paint Dance
Workshop leader for Jazzlines (THSH Birmingham, ages 8-18)
10 years of private tuition in double bass, electric bass and composition

Current students include: bass ukulele, actor musicians (double and electric bass)

Tutoring Approach:

My approach ensures that my students are encouraged and inspired to explore all aspects of music making from the very beginning.; active listening, improvisation, composition, ear training and rhythmic skills are used together to help to develop the whole musician and improve instrumental abilities.

As part of my teaching offer I am able to give extra feedback on your playing via video/audio/email in between lessons at no extra cost. I also offer bespoke resources where necessary as well as give listening recommendations etc. :)

I have experience teaching a wide range of people from young beginners to older professionals, and aim to develop the confidence and skills of my students in a safe and inclusive environment. I am happy to work towards grade exams, personal musical goals, conservatoire auditions, original songs/compositions, identifying together which areas we want to develop and work on and providing the necessary tools and resources to further skills. Most of all, I provide a fun and enthusiastic learning environment to make lessons enjoyable for everyone!

Lessons are available at my home in Hunslet or via Skype/Zoom. Teaching at your location will be at a higher rate based on distance and travel time.

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Native Language: English (British)
Additional Languages: French, German
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • University of the Arts Berlin (2016) - Music (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Birmingham Conservatoire (2014) - BMus (Hons) Jazz Double Bass (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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