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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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July 31, 2019
Nicholas
James Walsh has helped me in more ways than can I could even imagine in the past 6 months I have trained with him. His challenges and ideas lit a creative spark in my mind, helping me express myself through playing the role of a character nicely (absolutely loving the accent practice i am being taught in). He has also provided a very therapeutic healing for my mental health, helping me to be more spontaneous and witty, instead of the wooden and mechanical person I once was.

James has a ridiculous amount of connections, resources and ideas at his hands, and gladly offers him to me to help me in my Method Acting. For those looking for a career in Acting, Comedy, or Film, James is definitely your man for opening several doors.

Throughout the months, he has been very supportive and encouraging, oftentimes doing welfare checkups on me throughout the week and showing me new ideas and techniques in film, acting and spontaneity. He demonstrates patience with learning curves, and gives good assignments to work on through the week for the next time you meet up. He also is understanding if you cannot make an appointment.

In terms of the actual classes, they are phenomenal. Many classes, when deliberately practicing, feel more like an actual In-the-moment conversation rather than a mechanical " Do this than that" layout. He gives a lot of good and fair feedback for improvement at the end of the class, and following the advice never failed to be right. Be prepared for time to fly, though, as 45 minutes will feel like 10, especially if you are REALLY in character and going back and forth with him on random topics, which almost make you feel like you have a hidden persona lol.

All in all, James is very experienced and skilled in teaching students of all walks of life, from aspiring actors/actresses to would be filmmakers to people simply looking to learn life skills that are invaluable to life, career, relationships and even mental health! There is something for all in this coach's teachings, provided you are wiling to put in the work. Phenomenal teacher and an all around great person!
March 13, 2019
Cory C.
James is a very caring teacher who took the time to get to know my strengths and weaknesses. He has many years of experience in this field and it shows in his lessons.

Thank you James for the training, I grew as a improv student from the time I worked with you. I utilized this class as a test for my profession (business) and am grateful that I selected you as a mentor/teacher. I am happy with the results and may be knocking on your door again down the road. Stay tuned.
January 25, 2019
Brandy
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James W.

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About AllyJo

HI! I'm AllyJo, I am a vocal coach, musician, actor and writer. I have a studio in SE Portland that I teach out of. I specialize in vocal technique and freeing the voice. I love to help people unlock their talent and discover what they can do vocally. We have a recording studio that students for projects and to track progress. I absolutely love what I do and would love to help you feel more comfortable and confident singing. To learn more about me visit my website allyjo dot com

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December 28, 2018
Grant
AllyJo is an awesome instructor. She makes things comfortable, and is very good at explaining the "why" as well as the "how". I look forward to more lessons.

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AllyJo F.

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About Kimberly

I have been teaching private lessons since 2010 but have been dancing professionally since i was 12 year's old, and am currently available to teach lessons at [your home, my studio, and online]. I have helped students progress from beginner to advanced, I also work with special needs children and adults I always feel a huge amount of transparency and consideration for each student of mine, I ensure and instill recognition and positive feedback in every lesson.

I received my training at [Eisenhower Middle School, Laurel Boys & Girls Club and Maryland School of The Arts ] where I received a degree in [Dance Instructor]. As an expert in my field, I look forward to helping new students achieve their goals. My teaching style is fun, challenging , and full of uniquely crafted techniques that will leave you feeling accomplished at the end o

f every lesson. If you are ready to experience the most fun filled unique dance teachings I am the choice for you. Learning is fun and exciting especially learning any area of dance it allows you to see parts of yourself you didnt know existed. That's where I come in, my classes are full of love and passion for this craft. So view my packages and let's dance!
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February 10, 2019
Jean
It was a real pleasure to do a Month long bachata classes with Kimmy. It was a worthwhile time investment. Kimmy is very passionate about dancing and teaching. I am grateful for the new dance skills and confidence she helped me gain!
December 2, 2018
Jean
I'm not naturally coordinated in dancing much less for paired dancing, for that reason I was apprehensive and anxious about bachata dance lessons with kimmy. At the end of the first lesson I left feeling having learnt new moves and confident about using them. Kimmy is skilled and knowledgeable about teaching dance because the pace is not rushed, she provides appropriate cues and thoughtful commendations!
December 1, 2018
Kamesh M.
I highly recommend Kimmy! She is a great teacher; she was patient, understanding, and comes prepared. I completed my first dance sessions with Kimmy and came out with a better understanding of how to dance. She instills confidence with her teaching and cares that her student gets the most out of every class.

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Kimberly R.

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About Valerie

Greetings!

I am looking to tutor or teach in a variety of areas. I have a minor in Native American Studies, which is an interesting area of study for History.

I enjoy reading works of others, so if you need proofreading, or your stories read, or a writing intensive class, I would love to help you out.

My own course:

"Sociology and Buddhism in Prison". This is an interesting course to introduce you to two disciplines in one course, Sociology and Buddhism.

This is a writing course; you will need to write your thoughts and feelings about the materials provided for you. You do not need to regurgitate the material, but react to it. I am more interested in your thoughts and feelings around the subject, than memorizing materials for a test.

There will be videos, and suggested readings.

There are no tests.

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Valerie C.

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About Francisco

Due to my job I have been training staff and teaching students for years. Moreover, I have been teaching English in Spain to students. I also possess a certificate of preparation for teaching English as a foreign language.. I am currently helping people in adults Spanish classes improving their vocabulary and their speaking skills. I am passionate about helping other know more about my culture and language in the easiest way possible

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Francisco D.

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About Rita

Hello, Students! My name is Rita, and I am excited about being your online Spanish or writing teacher! I have been teaching for 25 years and tutoring in various subjects for many of those years, including in-person private teaching and tutoring as well as online domestic and international teaching and mentoring. For the traditional classroom, I have served in private, charter, and public schools. For most of my career, I have taught levels 1 and 2 of Spanish. Teaching Spanish and learning other languages is my passion, and I am looking forward to sharing that passion with you.

My Spanish lessons are engaging, innovative, and thoughtful - of you! I implement highly effective lessons that engage students and foster their ability to master concepts of the target language. Throughout my career, my greatest assets have been my high work eth

ic, my personality, through which I draw students’ interest, building relationships and rapport with those learners, and dedication to my craft, which has been the prelude to my professional growth.

Now, let's talk about writing! I am currently a middle school writing teacher. My background in writing began at a young age as writing abilities have always seemed natural to me. From creative writing and a love of grammar to proofreading materials without trying, writing has been my niche.

In my lessons, I guide students with step-by-step instructions, explanations, and guided practice. My writing students find my lessons helpful because I break down the details into small, understandable sections. I'm looking forward to helping you meet your essay writing needs. Look no further for a writing teacher who will get you on track.

Reach out to me, and we can plan our first session!
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September 5, 2019
Irina
Teacher Rita is currently teaching Spanish to our four and five year old kiddos... in a non-Spanish-speaking-household... online! She has SERIOUS WORK cutout for her but has been AMAZING!!! She is very patient with our young children, and they look forward to their time with her online three times a week! Our experience with her online has exceeded any expectations we had prior to committing to this. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, kind, and she sincerely cares for her students. We look forward to many more sessions with her!
August 26, 2019
Michael
Mrs. Callahan is one of the most dedicated, and knowledgable educators that I know. It has been a pleasure working alongside Mrs. Callahan. She cares for her students and is always willing to help. She is always at the forefront of educational initiatives through her efforts as a lifelong learner.
August 21, 2019
Ronaldo
I worked with Mrs. Rita as a colleague, she taught very effective Spanish lessons for her students, she was very patient with the students, and they were very excited to be in her classroom.

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Rita C.

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About Niko

I am an outgoing person who loves all activities indoors and out. I am passionate about physics and I am a very easy going, patient person. I like to connect and I like sharing things about myself, such as my many cats. I used to teach Sunday school and tutor for my church. Now, my time is spent going around and eating great food while studying for my Major in Physics.

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Niko M.

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About Nazim

I primarily tutor the verbal section; I use a variety of different approaches that have helped me to achieve top scores on the verbal/reading comprehension/writing sections of the GRE, ACT, MCAT and DAT.

I scored in the 96th percentile (169) on the LSAT. When I first started preparing for the exam, I was missing most of the questions in the logic games section; however, insights and understanding of the process of improvement and mastery have enabled me to complete the AR section with perfect accuracy and excellent timing.
For the logical reasoning section, I have developed a curated set of strategies to gain a thorough and intuitive understanding of the questions as well as a set of tactics to use in approaching the section as a whole. Preparing for the reading comprehension section may often be described as a fool's errand but structur

al fluency, appropriate approach and the use of logical reasoning (many of which may be developed and refined through the aforementioned sections) over excessive focus on content can often be quite useful.

I am familiar with most major prep companies resources and use an eclectic approach that emphasizes preferences and personal strengths and weaknesses. My approach is informed by the latest learning science, using research to guide optimal retention and recall. An emphasis on active learning and gaining an intuition by which a problem may be reconstructed can be systematically developed and my goal is to help you with this process.

For example, in the case of a logical reasoning stimulus, it may be useful to see the deeper logical relationships between various statements and terms and how they come together to produce an argument and how they add or detract from this effort. Answer choices in such a situation would be explained both on the level of content and on the underlying logical principled upon which they are based.
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August 27, 2019
Nicholas
Nazim is a very knowledgeable tutor. His grasp of the LSAT is way above what I've found from other tutors. He tailored our session based on where I needed most improvement. Highly Recommend him to anyone looking for a great tutor and for a LSAT score boost.

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Nazim K.

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