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Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Advanced £35.00
Expert £35.00
Casual £35.00

Percussion (Drums)

Hourly Fee
Beginner £25.00
Casual £25.00

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £35.00
Intermediate £35.00
Casual £35.00

Music Theory

Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00
Intermediate £30.00
Advanced £30.00
Casual £30.00

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Personal Description:

James is a highly respected and professional guitar tutor with over 15 years of teaching experience as well as currently having over 60 students under his wing, teaching priva**Contact Detail Removed**ssons to both adults and children (ages 8+) as well as working in 3 primary/secondary schools (Hampshire/Surrey).
Tuition offered is well structured, enthusiastic, and delivered in a friendly and relaxed but professional manner. Fully DBS checked (formally CRB)

James's qualifications include a HND in Contemporary Popular Music Practice from The Academy Of Contemporary Music (ACM) as well as Grade 5 music theory. Whilst studying at the ACM, James attended classes and guest masterclasses run by top industry musicians such as Tommy Emmanuel, Greg Koch, Larry Carlton, Jamie Humphries (We Will Rock You), Georgio Serci (Antonio Forcione), Nicolas Meier (Jeff Beck) & Stevie Vai to name a few.

James continues to perform extensively at music venues, theatres, and various public and private events across the UK. This includes performances with high-profile party band 'Funkline', session guitarist for an up-and-coming country/blues artist 'Caddy Cooper', acoustic boy/girl duo 'Common Ground' as well as occasionally performing solo, more recently in support for Midge Ure (Ultravox).

Lessons are tailored to suit the musical tastes and ambitions of each pupil and typically involve learning a broad mixture of songs as well as the key techniques and theory involved in playing the guitar.

Please feel free to contact James to find out more about priva**Contact Detail Removed**ssons that he can provide.

Lessons are currently given at the pupil's residence or alternatively over Skype or Zoom at a discounted Price of £30 per hour

Tutoring Experience:

Currently a Guitar/Bass/Ukulele Tutor at four Schools and teach privately at students' houses, teaching over 60 students one-to-one. Over 15 years of teaching experience and over 29 years playing the Guitar.

Tutoring Approach:

Lessons are tailored to suit the musical tastes and ambitions of each pupil and typically involve learning a broad mixture of songs as well as the key techniques and theory involved in playing the guitar.

Lessons are conducted in a very professional, yet laid back and friendly manner. Lessons are fun and engaging as well as providing insight into other music styles/genres.

RGT (London College of Music) registered tutor. Grade exams available to those students who wish to take them.

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

Qualifications:

  • ACM (2007) - HND (Other) (✔ On File)
  • QMC (2004) - Grade 5 Music Theory (Other) (✔ On File)

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