Information About James - Cambridge teacher
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James offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
I’ve played guitar for over 25 years. I’ve been in bands as long as I could play a power chord. I’ve toured with various bands in Europe the US and in the U.K. Some of my favourite guitar players are Jimi Hendrix, Robert Johnson, Jerry Cantrell (Alice in Chains) and Nick Drake. Some of my favourite songwriters include Kurt Cobain, Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Chris Cornell. I have been obsessed with music since I had my first Walkman (yea in the 80s). I’m also an artist manager and I run an indie record label.
Over the last 20 years I’ve taught privately whenever life has given me the time to.
I teach guitar the same way I learned- I start with basic chords and scales, finger strengthening exercises before leading into teaching the 12 Bar Blues; this equips the student withh foundations to learn any form of rock or metal, depending on taste I tailor the lessons to help them meet their goals. Alongside the blues I start with classic chord sequences and folk picking techniques.
I’m very into teaching finger picking as well as playing with a pick. I’m also a big fan of alternative tunings for intermediate students.
I’m not classically trained, although I have studied Flamenco techniques which I like to share.
I’m also a sitar player and have studied Hindustani music quite intently and if the student is interested in Indian sounds, I can create a curriculum to teach them about raga.
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References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Access to Music (1999) - Contemporary Music GNVQ (College) (✘ Not On File)