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About James W.

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Lebanon, TN

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About James
New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production
8. PR and Promotions Business
Background:
I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and ru
nning quickly. I help students get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.

I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be.
When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.

The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!

Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.

We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. 
After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable.
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Student Comments:
What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style

“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.”
--Rebecca L., guitar
student, Venice Beach, CA 2003

“James taught me to
play pop and rock, and
introduced me to
fingerstyle guitar. I love it!”
--Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006

“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get
past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!”
--Daniel S., guitar
student, Los Angeles, CA 2010
""James is a trustworthy man, great with answering back right away. Always ready to help with new members. I would definitely recommend him." ~ PJ Stover of PJ Stover Voices; Independent Film & Recording voice-over artist
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What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:

"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."

Regards,
Keri W.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.

*** Specialties ***
Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.
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Steve H. November 2, 2018
· Harmonica · Online
Just had my first lesson. I have never played a musical instrument or have any musical training. James made me feel comfortable right away. I thought I made a very good start. Feeling like I will really enjoy this and am confident I will pick this up faster than I thought.
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Mel October 7, 2018
· Singing · In home
James is very kind and mellow enough to make the most insecure person feel confidant and energetic enough to be motivating and fun!!!! Warm natured.... and his wife is so pretty!!! I could never sing infront of anyone but he made me feel so natural the first day!!! He is not pushy and does not make you feel rushed or nervous! If you are shy and know nothing about music this is the man to schedule with! Cool cat!!!! Ty James!!!! Can’t wait for more!
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Sarah B. July 6, 2018
· Acting · In home
James is a great teacher. He showed me a lot on my first day
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About Sara W.

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San Antonio, TX
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About Sara
Hi! My name is Sara and I just graduated from Brigham Young University in Provo. I now live in Texas as a photographer while my husband attends medical school. I love learning and getting to experience lots of different things! When I worked at BYU as a Peer Mentor, I met one-on-one with first year college students to assist them in developing time management skills, effective study strategies, and test-prep skills. Before that I worked at a daycare for a year where I ran a homework club for elementary school students. I've also assisted in creating and carrying out a homeschool curriculum for my 4 special needs siblings over the last few years and currently teach a Sunday School class of 3 years-olds at my church - some of which also have special needs. I genuinely enjoy spending time with and meeting new people and I'm excited to get to
know each of you!
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Tiffany July 19, 2016
· College Admissions · In home
Sara is dependable and hard-working. She is very smart, and she is very good at breaking down subjects so that students who are struggling can understand them.
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Kyle W. July 19, 2016
· Test Prep · In home
Sara is a phenomenal teacher who really excels at understanding her students. She is extremely sensitive to every individual's needs and she truly makes a difference in their lives and in helping them to become better and more effective students. She really helped me to better manage my time and study more effectively. I highly recommend her.
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About Neguine N.

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Arlington, MA
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About Neguine
Neguine has been teaching private lessons since March of 2016 and is currently available to teach lessons at your home and her apartment in Arlington, MA. Neguine has helped students accomplish new skills in vocal training, guitar, songwriting, and works with all kinds of individuals such as individuals with special needs, mental illness, and Alzheimer’s/Dementia, as well as cancer patients.

Neguine graduated from Berklee College of Music with a degree in Music Therapy in May 2016. As an expert in her field, Neguine looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Neguine’s teaching style is unique and fun, as well as challenging.

Neguine is also a singer-songwriter and would love to help individuals create and learn to write their own music if they are interested in songwriting. She is very patient and understands
that all individuals learn and grow at their own pace.
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Meng Z. June 6, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Neguine is a great guitar teacher, she was very kind and patient with my daughter who had no experience of playing instruments. I am very happy with the progress my daughter is making. Definitely recommend her!
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Slavica June 6, 2018
· Guitar · In home
We are very happy with the fast progress our daughter made working with Neugine. Neugine is an excellent teacher, very patient and knowledgeable.
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Kimberly M. June 5, 2018
· Singing · In studio
At first, my daughter was extremely anxious. Neguine was incredibly kind and patient with her, which put her at ease. Neguine is a talented singer and guitarist, and a good teacher.
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Arlington, MA 02474
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About Bill P.

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New York, NY
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I am patient, sensitive and intuitive. I teach well beyond what the choreographed movements look like. I teach how they are done in a way that maximizes their health, strength and martial benefits. I teach what makes the movements Tai Chi, so that you can incorporate the internal principles into your daily life. I teach you how to approach your practice from a perspective of growth, development, improvement, and how to become more mindful, improve mind-body connection, function, neural plasticity, health and ability.

I teach Tai Chi, Meditation, Qigong, and Ba Gua Zhang. I am a certified teacher since the year 2000, and a practitioner of the internal martial, movement, and meditative arts since 1990.

I teach on-site; privately in your home or gym, or to your group at the office, hotel, conference, or school.

My students have ran
ged in age from 2 years old to 95 years old. Teaching sites have included: pre-K and early childhood learning schools, senior centers and senior homes, corporate offices, hotels, industry conferences; and boutique gyms, wellness centers and physical therapy offices.

I have also taught ongoing classes, weekend workshops and seminars, and week-long retreats in New York, London, and Frankfurt.

I have been awarded medals in a number of regional tournaments and have been featured in several martial arts magazines.

I am also a certified scuba diver, and an avid world traveler. Find out more at my website comprehensivetaichi.
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· Tai Chi Chuan · Online
hahahaha, $1500 for 30minutes and $3000 for 90 min of ONLINE instruction.
Much cheaper to take a flight to China . gave him a 5 star because he must be GREAT
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About Elmos A.

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Cambridge, MA

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I'm an Accounting and Quickbooks Expert. I have over 16 years of business experience. I pride myself on being clear and to the point. I not only know how to do but I know how to teach. I have mentored colleagues and train Quickbooks to laymen who wanted to get a better understanding how to use Quickbooks. I have also tutored the children of friends in accounting and math subjects. I enjoy teaching and helping others to succeed.
I am an advanced user in QuickBooks. My expert proficiency has enabled me to analyze data quickly and deliver business intelligence in support of operational and strategic decision making.

I have used QuickBooks often in my professional career and know its "ins" and "outs". It is an outstanding program for small and medium sized companies where I have spent virtually my entire career.

If you or your son or daug
hter require assistance with accounting and QuickBooks, then I encourage you to contact me. I strive to make learning fast, clear and easy!
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Amy M. May 11, 2018
· QuickBooks · Online
Great lesson - was able to help me with some of the problems
I’ve been having. Highly recommend him for lessons
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John H. April 19, 2018
· QuickBooks · Online
Very helpful.....Elmos spends the extra time necessary to make sure he completely understands your Quick Books needs!! Highly Recommend these lessons.
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Mike T. March 30, 2018
· QuickBooks · Online
Elmos was very helpful; good working knowledge of QB and brings the accounting perspective as well.
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Cambridge, MA 02138
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About Ashley F.

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Denver, CO
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My name is Ashley, I am RYT-200 graduate from Kindness Yoga in Denver and I have been practicing yoga for 8 years. I have always had a passion for movement and have a history of gymnastics. My yoga journey has been more of a jog rather than a sprint. When I first found yoga, it wasn't something that I was overly excited about. A couple years later, I moved to Hawaii and came back to the practice. Little did I know, the practice would become something so life-changing. Moving back to Colorado, only increased my interest in yoga and accelerated me to pursue teacher training. What I fell in love with was the components of yoga that allowed me to look at myself introspectively, it wasn't until later that I experienced the powerful intersection between introspection and the physical practice. I am most familiar with the style of vinyasa and I
have had the amazing opportunity to teach adults with developmental disabilities as well as friends, family, and colleagues. If you feel like we would be a good match, I look forward to hearing from you :)
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Ashley F.

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About Rachel S.

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San Diego, CA
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Hello! My name is Rachel and am a professional yoga teacher. I live a healthy lifestyle and pass that mentality to others. My passion is to support students in yoga, fitness, and overall health. I look forward to hearing what you are looking to gain from yoga!
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Katherine July 25, 2018
· Yoga · In home
I’m a beginner yogi and needed some suppoort to get my techniques down. Rachel was not only great at her teaching ablilities, but fun as well. I can’t wait for my next lesson.
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Chanel July 25, 2018
· Yoga · In home
Rachel is phenomenal. She is so sweet and patient. Before I started my sessions with Rachel (nearly 1 year ago) I knew nothing about yoga. Rachel has given me the confidence and motivation to continue my yogi lifestyle
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Mark P July 25, 2018
· Yoga · In home
Rachel has helped me become so much stronger because of her guidance through yoga. Not only am I physically stronger but she has helped me ease my anxiety also. Highly recommend her!
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About Rock D.

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Stoneham, MA
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As a child and teen, I was always active in the performing arts in school. Taking major roles in many productions and performing numerous solo singing acts throughout my years prepared me for success. In my early twenties I was scouted by agents across the country for my talents in acting, singing, commercial modeling, and dancing. In addition to awards for my acting, I've written and recorded over 30 original songs for myself and other artists and have had 4 singles on iTunes. My fans stretch across 15 countries!

After performing in live major acting and singing showcases, music videos, and attracting the personal attention of America’s Got Talent producers, I found my passion in helping others improve their craft by scouting & coaching kids, teens and adults in TV Commercials, Scenes, Monologues, Improv and Cold Reading, and Singing Pe
rformance.

I'm proud to say many of my students have been in a variety of productions and have been signed by major modeling and acting agencies in NY and LA. Working closely with a wide range of agents in the industry has given me a behind-the-scenes look into what agents are looking for in new talent which I willingly shares with all of my students and clients.
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Rock D.

Stoneham, MA 02180
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About Renee K.

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Glendale, CA
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I am a experienced career counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceutical industry. Skilled in Career Advising, Academic Advising, Student Engagement, Coaching, Management and Healthcare. Supporting individuals is what keeps me going!
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Renee K.

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About Atali S.

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Plano, TX

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My absolute favorite element of teaching Yoga is observing students build their strength and flexibility, enter new variations of their poses, and celebrating their unexpected triumphs. They eagerly push themselves a little further each day and, as a result, applaud their tiny miracles on (and off) their mats. I have taught over 1,000 yoga students, each of them, a unique shape, size, athletic ability, health condition, and mental mindset. Every single one of them felt the bliss of true relaxation and accomplishment after just one class. Many of us struggled to touch our toes and hold a downward facing dog at first (I’m still allowing my body to ease into lotus pose – and that’s OK), but as time goes on, we discover what our amazing bodies can accomplish. Yoga allows each of us to win every day and fall in love with ourselves at the deepe
st level.

Yoga is what keeps me grounded in the present moment and calm amidst the twists and turns in life. I attended my first yoga class over 17 years ago and have witnessed my physique, mind, and spirit completely transform. My evolving practice quite literally saved my life during several immune and stress-related illnesses, as well as through some of life’s major losses.

I firmly believe, as evident in thousands of scientific journals, that Yoga and Meditation can completely rewire our being, reprogram our health and improve our state of mind. From both a personal, spiritual and tangible medical perspective, I am living proof of this.

When I’m not teaching or taking a yoga class, I spend my time with beloved friends and family developing delicious superfood recipes, eating (a lot), traveling, and exploring all that the universe has provided for me. Most importantly, my waking (and sleeping) hours are devoted to my little dogs who masquerade as little human beings covered in fur.

Come join me on the mat
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Caleb November 1, 2018
· Yoga · In studio
I'm new to yoga and wanted a comfortable environment to work on my practice before going to a studio setting with a lot of people. Atali was great about working with me on my level and teaching me the basics. She's very good about explaining the poses and purpose behind them, great stuff for a beginner! Also, I enjoyed her studio. Very nice and relaxing place to escape to, very beautiful and well done.
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