James Hart

James H.

Highland, NY
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About

James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 6 to 75

Teaching since:
February 2013

Take lessons to learn guitar, music theory, reading music, and many other musical skills. I specialize in solo guitar, improvisation, finger-style guitar, arranging, music theory and knowledge of various styles of music. Beginners are more than welcome, as are intermediate and advanced players, of all ages.
Skype lessons are also available!
Learn to play rock, jazz, blues, Latin, Brazilian, Classical, pop, reggae, folk, pop, metal, really anything!
Music should be fun to play and learn, which is the focus of my teaching method. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY New Paltz, and have performed at venues around the Hudson Valley and NYC.
I look forward to meeting and helping you to become a better musician!

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Experience

Guitar Teacher
Mar 2015 - Present
Private Studio

I am currently employed as a guitar teacher at the New Windsor Music Academy in New Windsor, NY.

Guitar Teacher
Mar 2015 - Present
Private Studio

I am currently employed as a guitar instructor at the New City School of Music in New City, NY.

Private Instructor
Feb 2013 - Present
Music Lessons with James Hart

I have been teaching privately since 2013 students of all ages and skill levels.

Orchestra Guitarist
Jun 2016 - Nov 2016
Princess (Dawn)

I worked as the Orchestra Guitarist on the Dawn Princess based out of Perth and Sydney, Australia. We traveled to Southeast Asia (Thailand, Indonesia, Bali, Singapore, Malaysia, etc.), Hawaii, Tahiti (Bora Bora), South Pacific Island (Noumea, Fiji, New Caledonia, etc.), and New Zealand. I played production shows, guest entertainer shows, jazz/big band sets, and solo guitar sets for wine tastings and tea time events.

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House Band Guitarist
Dec 2015 - Mar 2016
Carnival (Dream)

I worked as the House Band/ Orchestra Guitarist on the Carnival Dream based out of NOLA going to the Caribbean. I played production shows, guest entertainers, party band sets, jazz sets, and solo guitar sets.

Activities Aide
Aug 2014 - Apr 2015
Wingate at Ulster

I also gave music therapy to patients and residents who needed stimulation and to those who just wanted to hear live music.

Floor Salesman/ Private Instructor
Feb 2013 - Jun 2013
Jacob's Music

I sold musical instruments, handled Microsoft Excel spreadsheets for customers, and taught private guitar instruction.

Education

Bachelor's of Science in Contemporary Music
Aug 2012 - Aug 2014
SUNY New Paltz
Associates of Science in Performing Arts
Aug 2010 - May 2012
SUNY Dutchess Community College

Languages

Brazilian Portuguese
Limited Proficiency
Spanish
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

DCC Music Performance Certificate
May 2011
Dutchess Community College

This intensive musical performance preparation program is designed for the student who wishes further musical study before auditioning for entrance as an applied music major at a four-year college or music conservatory. In addition to musical performance preparation, the program provides foundations in music theory and history and freshman-level English language skills. The student also takes weekly private lessons with a qualified instructor, and performs juries at the end of the semester.

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Affiliations

National Association for Music Edcuation
Oct 2014

National Association for Music Education (NAfME), among the world’s largest arts education organizations, is the only association that addresses all aspects of music education. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers. The Association orchestrates success for millions of students nationwide and has supported music educators at all teaching levels for more than a century.

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Photos & Videos

John Coltrane // After The Rain
Ted Greene // Watch What Happens
Sons de Carrilhões - João Pernambuco Brazilian solo acoustic guitar. Enjoy!
Playing jazz at The Derby Jazz Jam Session in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Playing at a jazz jam session at The Derby Bar & Grill in Poughkeepsie, NY.

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Playing duo jazz with vocalist Rich Rodriguez from The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music in NYC, at The Falcon in Marlboro, NY.

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Animals as Leaders - "Another Year"
A funky, jazzy progressive tune.
Performing with Lew Scott (bass), Marvin 'Bugalu' Smith (drums).

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Photo by James H.

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