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

Piano

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

Music Theory

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

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Hello and thanks for stopping by!
I’m James, a Piano and Music Theory tutor based in South-West London. I consider piano to be my primary instrument, however my first love was the guitar and I’ve amassed fifteen years of experience between the two instruments, five of these years based in London. During this time, I graduated from The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance with a first class honours and I have performed in various bands and venues throughout London. Some of my proudest moments include heading the unsigned artists night at Ronnie’s Bar above Ronnie Scotts, a music industry night at ‘Tape London’ in Oxford Circus, performing and being interviewed live on ‘Resonance FM’ Radio Station and performing at Kensington Roof Gardens for an EP launch.

Tutoring Experience:

I began teaching in September 2015 and now have many students, most of whom come on a weekly basis and others fortnightly, all making great progress. I have been described as a patient and understanding tutor with the ability to explain ideas well and cater lessons to the learning goals of the individual.

Tutoring Approach:

I specialise in Jazz and music theory and my main areas of expertise are jazz harmony, chords/chord voicings, comping, improvisation and soloing techniques. I don’t limit my teaching just to jazz however, I’m also available to teach other genres such as pop, rock, blues and funk, and cover activities such as ear training, songwriting/composition and sight-reading.

I have a relaxed and informal teaching style and cater my lessons to the goals and wishes of the student, whether you wish to become a full-time professional musician or simply learn how to play some of your favourite tunes. I am a very strong believer in creativity and freedom of expression when it comes to playing, so I tend to teach the general fundamental ‘rules’ of music before encouraging students to break them (when appropriate!) to fully develop their own musical voice.
I use a mixture of my own material and published books.

I am available to teach all levels, from beginner to advanced and all age groups from 10 years old upwards. Lessons can take place at my home in Brixton or I can travel to areas within a one hour distance on public transport. Days/times are very flexible.

My rates are listed below and are the same for both Piano and Music Theory classes, however I charge an additional fee when traveling to students depending on the distance. There is also a 25% discount included for first lessons.

30 mins - £20
60 mins - £30
90 mins - £40
120 mins - £50

Please feel free to contact me **Telephone Number Removed** or by email at **E-mail Address Removed**

I look forward to hearing from you!

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

Qualifications:

  • The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance (2016) - BA(Hons) 1st Class Honours (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
  • Newcastle College (2012) - Extended Diploma Level 3 BTEC (College) (✔ On File)

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