James Lewis

James L.

San Jose, CA

About James L.

James teaches: Ages 7 and up
Teaching since: September 1985
Last sign in: Within two months


Imagine how incredible it would be to play the music you love, write your own songs and perform with other musicians? Guitar is an exciting and versatile instrument that inspires you to express your unique creative abilities.
Whether you’re a new player or looking to expand your musical horizons, James has the patience and expertise to guide you to a level of personal satisfaction and beyond.

Although the profile says beginners. intermediate and advanced students are also provided methods to expand their musical abilities.

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*** Lesson Details ***
The advantage of having your own guitar coach is that we focus on fun and the techniques you need to achieve your musical goals in the style you choose. Additional material is available to all players in the “Guitar Tool Box”. A free online folder containing chords and lyrics for popular songs as well as streaming audio files for all method books used in session.

“Guitar Speed Trainer” software is integrated into sessions as a proven method for increasing speed and accuracy.

An annual concert is performed by guitar players, bass players, drummers and vocalists. This year we are at the Poor House Bistro in San Jose on Sunday March 9th at noon. All ages are welcome!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Pro Tools Recording System
Various Synthesizers, Mics, Amps etc.
Fender Stratocaster
Gibson ES-335
Martin Acoustic Guitar
Marshall Amplification
Various Effect Devices

*** Travel Equipment ***
Laptop with wireless internet provider
Roland Amplification
Fender Stratocaster

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Pop, Rock & Jazz. You choose the music you enjoy listening to and playing along with.

Photos and Videos

A short introductory video featuring four basic techniques.


Guitar Coach

Sep 1976 - Present
Your Guitar Coach

Dedicated to assisting aspiring players for many years.



Sep 1976 - Present
University of San Diego

Languages Spoken


Fluent / Native Proficiency


American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers

Sep 1988

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

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