James Neighbors

James N.

Norwich, CT
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
All ages are welcome! I've been playing guitar for 15 years, and been involved in multiple groups and bands (playing guitar, bass, drumset, marching drums, and sometimes vocals) since 2008. I teach fundamentals of playing (finger-picking or with a pick), how to read tabs, alternate tunings, chord structure, the importance of scales, and can help you learn to pick up your favorite songs just by listening to them! If you are interested, I can also show you how to get started on recording your own music!

About James N.

I'm a guitar/marching drum teacher from Oxford, AL. I've been playing guitar for 15 years and marching percussion for 11 years.

I am currently employed as an electrician on a US Navy submarine in New London, CT, but music has always been my main passion. I teach guitar (beginner to intermediate) and all forms of marching drums (snare, quads, and bass drum).

For marching percussion students: I've taught 2 high school drumlines (Wellborn HS and Oxford HS in AL), and have received world-class instruction from some of the best music teachers and drum and bugle corps instructors (Atlanta CV in Atlanta, GA). The high school lines I've instructed have received several awards for superb technique, marching ability, discipline, and musical execution. I have access to hundreds of exercises to build fundamental ability and endurance, as well as improving your ability to assess your own playing critically and accurately. My main goal is for you to enjoy what you do, and to always strive for musical excellence!

For guitar students: I have worked with many students from beginner to intermediate levels. I teach different techniques of playing (finger-picking or using a pick), proper hand placement and chord structure, how to read tabs, use of alternate tunings, and scales. I'm primarily a rock guitarist, but I play different styles occasionally. My main inspirations are Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Zakk Wylde, the Foo Fighters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, AC/DC, and Jimi Hendrix.

I hope that I can pass on the knowledge I've inherited from my wonderful teachers to the next generation of musicians!

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Experience

Electrician
Dec 2013 - Present

US Navy

Bass 2
Apr 2013 - Sep 2013

Atlanta CV 2013 Bassline

Marching Drumline/Visual Instructor
Jul 2012 - Sep 2013

Wellborn HS in Wellborn, AL

Marching Drumline Instructor
Aug 2010 - May 2012

Oxford HS in Oxford, AL

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