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James offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Piano

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Advanced £25.00
Expert £25.00
Casual £25.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

Ukulele

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Intermediate £25.00
Casual £25.00

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Personal Description:

Hello, my name's James and I have been playing music (firstly piano, then guitar) for over 26 years - that's over 86% of my life! I grew up in Cornwall, moved to London for 10 years, Hertford for two years and now live in Paignton, Devon. As well as teaching I perform solo acoustic gigs and play in an acoustic duo called The Sea Kings. I really like blues music, as well as commercial stuff, yet have a healthy interest (both listening, playing and teaching) in classical music.

Tutoring Experience:

I have been teaching for the last 10 years, both privately and in schools. I have been employed by Greenwich Council in London to teach, and have built up a network of students in Soundheart music school, in Forest Hill, South-East London.

Tutoring Approach:

My private students have ranged in ages and backgrounds, abilities and ongoing improvement at their instrument - I generally find that if the student is excited to be discovering their instrument, and can give time to their passion, their improvement can be exceptional. I try to keep my lessons relaxed and informal, focusing on the music that the student would want to learn and play for themselves, and (especially with the younger ones) encourage them to not think of practice as practice - rather picking up the instrument for 5, 10 or 15 minutes at a time, once or twice a day, rather than sit still for an extended period of time. (Actually, I tell that to the grown-ups as well… !)

Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)

Qualifications:

  • Penwith College, Cornwall (2003) - A-Level in Music (College) (✔ On File)
  • Penwith College, Cornwall (2003) - A-Level in Music Technology (College) (✔ On File)

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