Central London based professional, and eclectic guitarist with extensive performance and teaching experience.
“Study with James”
Teaching since 2009 I have had tremendous success working with guitarists from all walks of life and level of ability. Graduated with MPerf degree at Guildhall School of Music, Former Music Manager for Carnival Cruise Line. Lessons are available in London and online via Zoom. My lessons are pragmatic, challenging but most importantly fun inspiring the student to practice and meet their
musical goals. Areas of expertise include:
- Advanced electric techniques such as hybrid picking, legato, tapping, sweeping etc
- Fingerstyle, travis picking, classical
- Jazz, Rock and pop improvisation
- Rhythm playing in most popular style
- Music theory and composition/arranging Sight Reading
I have been studying with James for the past 2 years and have always found him to be encouraging, inspiring and informative. I recently passed my grade 8 rock school exam and James helped me create stylistically appropriate solos using advanced techniques that I have always wanted to be able to do.
I highly recommend James as a guitar instructor. He has taught my Y6 son and has not only introduced new techniques and music theory but more importantly, made guitar fun for my child.
He is adept at balancing structure, discipline and a sense of fun during his lessons and my son looks forward to his classes. James is also highly organised and provides timely post-lesson feedback and homework notes, which is very useful in supporting my child at home.
I have been having lessons with James for the past 18 months (at ﬁrst in person, then via Zoom during Covid19 lockdown). Despite being a total beginner, with very limited musical ability, James has enabled me to progress from playing basic chords, to actually being able to play numerous songs with increasing complexity. I would highly recommend James as a tutor!