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About James W.

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Palm Coast, FL

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About James
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 running 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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Erin Virgili April 6, 2017
· Improv Acting · Online
James was a wonderful instructor! Not only did he make my son feel confident about taking lessons he offered great advice and guidance about the acting industry. I would definitely recommend him to anyone seriously interested in improving their acting skills. My son is 12 years old.
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Erin Virgili February 10, 2017
· Improv Acting · Online
James made my son feel very comfortable for his first session!
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JW February 6, 2017
· Singing · In home
Good experience.
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About Teresa Y.

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Northridge, CA

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About Teresa
A musician since age 4, Teresa's dad took her early passion for music seriously. So she respects the power that parents have to foster their children's musical lives! She notes the many stories she has heard over the years: "If someone had just supported my interest"... "If my teacher had listened to what I wanted to learn."

These stories and her own passion for music-making inform her approach. A degreed music educator and multi-instrumentalist, she celebrates and uses the musical interests of her students to move them forward. She has three grown sons, including two touring musicians. Their musical lives also influence her work with children, young people, and adults. The point is to celebrate and develop each student's unique, interest-based musical self-expression.

In her home teaching studio in Sherwood Forest, CA, 30 minutes
is the perfect lesson time for most purposes. Options include piano, voice, ukulele, beginning guitar, music reading/theory, and preparation for auditions. Teresa also conducts early childhood music sessions for 3 to 5 year-olds and is available to do group sessions.

45-minute and 60-minute sessions are also available as needed. Teresa recommends 45 minutes to an hour for audition preparation.
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Eric August 24, 2017
· Singing · In studio
She's an absolutely incredible instructor! She has helped me through many of my problem areas & brought out a better & more confident singer in me. Whatever you do, DON'T LOSE HER!!! She's truly amazing!!!
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Liana O. June 23, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
We had our first lesson today and my daughter and niece really like Teresa. She made them feel comfortable and excited to come back next week.
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Kevin M. June 2, 2017
· Piano · In home
My son is fascinated with his music class. We couldn't have found a better instructor. Thank you Teresa ! You're amazing.
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About Lian P.

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San Diego, CA

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About Lian
Hello! My name is Lian and I am a certified personal trainer and nutrition coach.

I love helping my clients look, feel and perform their best through the creation and implementation of customized, sustainable fitness, nutrition and healthy lifestyle programming.

Please don't hesitate to ask questions! I am here to help. Talk soon and have a great day!
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Anthony February 24, 2017
· Fitness · Online
Lian is a great teacher. She has given me nutrition guidelines to follow. I'm impressed with her knowledge on the subject of nutrition. The classes have given me insight on what are the best foods to eat and the foods that would increase my weight. She makes each session a relaxed atmosphere to learn. If I make a mistake on my previous week for eating, she doesn't come down on me hard. These classes have given me goals to curve my intake of bad foods like ice cream or cookies.
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Shawn February 21, 2017
· Weight Loss · Online
I lost almost 50 lbs in three months with Lian. She keeps you motivated and on track. She provides everything you need from diet to exercise to achieve your goals. Sign up and you won't regret it!!
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Marvin V. February 18, 2017
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Hands down the best! She is super knowledgeable and accessible. She really helped me transform my body (and as a byproduct my mind/self image) for the best. Best decision i could of made.
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About Andrea R.

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Madera, CA

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About Andrea
Hi! My name is Andrea and I can't wait to meet you!

I've been teaching my skills of releasing psychic pain and depression since 2013. I love watching the light begin to shine in the eyes of my students as they realize just how easy it's going to be to find their heart's delight after years of going down the wrong roads.

For example, a divorcee had lost hope, unable to find a loving relationship for around 10 years. After 2-3 consults with me, she found her dream mate and they've been together for 3 years now.

Another student reached out to me for obsessive-compulsive behavior that was ruining her life. She said she saw something special about me that she could never find with a therapist. After only 4 visits, she'd made massive progress, and called to say, "Hey, Andrea, I just want to let you know that my whole day started out b
eautifully! I feel so good and clear. You really pulled out all the stops to help me -- thank you!!" For the next few lessons, we plumbed deeply-rooted causes for many of her anxieties and released them in very thorough and life-changing ways. She's about to start having the best years of her life because of the work she's done.

Both these ladies were willing to do the work (which can be fun!) of uncovering the beautiful life that was awaiting them all the time. If you're ready, or even considering, please feel free to send me a question and let's get you the answers you're looking for. :)
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Peggy April 6, 2016
· Life Coaching · In home
Andrea is AWESOME. She is very open minded, good listener, askes great questions, has awesome homework assignments, so I was able to find my own answers. She came to my house, but can also work on line or on the phone. For me she helped me accomplish goals, as she is a real cheer leader. I needed that.

I highly recommend Andrea, but be careful; you may doing something you always dreamed about, but were afraid to do it.
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James D. Foster, PhD. April 6, 2016
· Life Coaching · In studio
Andrea is a loving, compassionate, experienced, and wise life coach. I was in a professional situation where I felt a lot of discomfort. It was hindering my forward progress. I felt frustrated and stuck. Andrea was able to offer me the tremendous gift of a space completely free of judgement, where I could be transparent and authentic in the process. As a result of a particular tool and technique of her coaching, I left feeling smarter, stronger and better equipped to move forward. That session was the beginning of one of the best years I have ever had. Thanks Andrea!
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Nash April 5, 2016
· Life Coaching · Online
Andrea is a natural coach. She is patient, intuitive and wise beyond her years. She listens deeply and observes, then illuminates what lies beneath the surface that can hold us back or move us forward using focus wheels. She helped me build the confidence and clarity I needed in relationships and career. Thank you, Andrea.
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About carlyne K.

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About carlyne
I am a true advocate of our coaching profession because it empowers yourself and others. Coaching is a tool that get clients from where they are at the moment to where they want to go next. With coaching, you will be able to see your magnificent self! I worked with ADD (Attention Deficit Disorder) and special needs, students, parents, teachers, leaders, professionals, career transition, retirees, executives, and entrepreneurs.

My coaching style is fun and experiential. For many years, I was fortunate to coach clients here and abroad. Each client is unique so I use transformational coaching skills to coach them either in-person or online.

It will be a great honor for me to be part of your journey! Together, let us harness your talents and skills inside of you and present it to the world! Thank you, salamat po, y muchos gracias!
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CeCe September 16, 2016
· Life Coaching · Online
Carlyne is overall an empathetic person with high standards and ethics. She always practices with integrity and is a naturally caring person. She always thinks in the best interest of the client and is totally passionate about being a Coach. I admire Carlyne because of her loyalty to her clients and her love for the field if Coaching!!
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About Ella L.

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Brooklyn, NY
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About Ella
Ella is a 500hr E-RYT Certified Yoga Alliance instructor who has been teaching yoga and meditation for 16 years. She is the founder of Jai Yoga Arts, NY and runs Yoga teacher trainings and retreats world wide through her company Jai Yoga Journeys.
Ella's approach to teaching is warm, kind, open and light hearted. She meets the student where they are and helps them uncover a happier healthier self. Ella creates a relaxed meditative atmosphere where you can experience the therapeutic effects of yoga and meditation. She can help even the most inexperienced people find a new sense of empowerment in their body's and peace in their minds. She is experienced in teaching both very advanced practitioners and beginners.

Ella's training is broad and extensive and includes over 2000 hours of training with world renowned teachers. Ella is a membe
r and teacher at Ananda Ashram, the Yoga Society of NY, and has studied various Methods including Buddhist, Mantra, Mindfulness and Vedic Meditation.
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About De Luna T.

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Hooksett, NH

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About De Luna
It is with great pleasure that I share the harp with you. I hope that you get as much pleasure in learning as I do in teaching you to play the harp. I recognize that everyone learns at his or her own individual speed. I am self taught and like to teach, what I wish I had learned in the beginning. It was my love of the harp that kept me striving to learn more. I hope your love is deep and keeps you inspired.
Firstly, I think this is a good time to remember that it is the journey that counts.
Through your private lessons and personal practice, you can expect to develop:
1. Technique
2. Hand positions
3. Finger patterns
4. Finger Exercises
5. Music Theory
6. Reading Music
7. Songs
8. Hearing the music
9. Improvisation
10. Story telling with the harp
11. Harp History
12. Music Composition
13. Music for Healing

I try to create an env
ironment that is supportive of learning, and understanding. I feel that the love of the music and playing it is of utmost importance, and that the love combined with the discipline of study and practice are what make beautiful music. I ask you to be patient with your learning process, and enjoy your journey, after all, how wonderful that you get to play harp!
looking forward to helping you on you harp journey.
In Gratitude and Joy,
De Luna
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Lisa July 29, 2017
· Harp · In studio
My teenage son has an array of colorful disabilities that challenge his everyday life. De Luna has been teaching him harp lessons for the past year, and I can honestly say she is the BEST, most caring, thoughtful, patient and filled with knowledge teacher that we have ever had! He has not only learned to play the harp, but most importantly she has taught him to have fun and a love for learning to play the harp. He has gained self encouragement, and self belief in himself. De Luna is truly an amazing and talented individual.
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About Victoria C.

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Engineer turned Marketer turned Yogi & Blogger! A year ago I ditched my corporate job to pursue my passion of teaching yoga and blogging about an approachable healthful, engaged lifestyle. I love guiding students into their yoga practice, whether they are new to it or have been practicing for years. My favorite part about yoga is that there is always somewhere new to take it - if you are looking to discover yoga safely in your body to increase strength and flexibility I'm your gal! On the flip side, if you're looking to spice up your already existent practice with creative flows that get you into deeper more advanced postures I'm your gal too! I've got experience teaching tweens and elderly, plus everything in between.
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