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James R.
North Brunswick, New Jersey
All lessons are designed for the student and their Goals
It's all about Music Theory and Technique. I've Been teaching for over 37 years, & I Teach all ages from 8 years old and up. My Goal is to help the student to have a clear understanding of how to view Music & the Instrument that which they chose to play, and in the process keeping them Inspired and having fun. You will learn the correct way, from the beginning, and rise above all expectations of what you thought you could achieve. I Guarantee you'll Learn more in one year studying with me then with anyone else around.
About James R.

PLEASE READ : Thank you. I'm a trained Musician (Private Lessons) and have been Studying & Teaching for over 37 years. I've taught, Recorded & Played everywhere from small to Large venues from NJ, NY to CA and back, so you get all that culture and experience in every Lesson you take. I'm a Teacher, Educator, & Coach for all students. All Lessons are done at UBG Music School, located in North Brunswick, NJ which I am the Owner and Head Teacher at the School, musicschool (UBG). I recommend 45 to 60 minute weekly lessons, I do offer Lessons through Zoom as well, if for some reason it's more convenient for you. I've taught all over the Country and the world, from Montana to Florida, from North Carolina to California, from Canada to Dubai, from Korea, India to Bahrain. All Lessons are Designed for the Student to help them reach their goals, but they are based on my approach of training you to be a professional musician. I Guarantee you'll learn more studying with me in 3 months, then you will with anyone else in a year. I Pride myself in giving my student 100% my undivided attention in every Lesson. I appreciate it if you could give me your full information when signing up for lesson, I do not share your information with anyone, it's only for my records. The School is equipped with a Class A Recording Studio (which I incorporate into the Lessons), so you get a Great Lessons, and you'll also get the experience of working and being recorded in our Studio. You will learn a lot in a very short period of time, but you will also have a lot fun doing it as well. For the person interested in learning Guitar I'll teach you to Understand the importance of Developing correctly (the first time), and Much Faster By always practicing on the Acoustic Guitar. Then if you'd like to go and play or perform on the Electric Guitar, you'll be 100% Better as a Musician (Player) than if you just practiced, or played on the Electric Guitar. That is one of the Key element to what all the Professionals Musicians like myself do. I do recommend 60 minute lessons done on a weekly bases because you'll get so much more out of the lesson. when you're studying with me I'm available 24/7 for support, if you have any question. I offer video's of what you should be practicing to make it easier for the student. I have a 24 hour Cancellation policy, if I'm not notified within 24 hours of your lesson I will accept payment. Thank you and I Look forward to Helping you reach your goals.

Teaches Beginner, Intermediate

Teaching since 1980

Trained Musician

Teaches ages 7+

Speaks English

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Mandolin
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Blues Guitar
Country Guitar
Country Singing
Ear Training
Electric Guitar
Guitar
Mandolin
Music Theory
Singing
Songwriting
Ukulele
Vocal Training
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Location:
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
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McAuliffe Drive
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
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Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
75 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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James is very thorough in his teaching and truly committed to offering excellent instruction.

Posted Mar 18, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Jimmy is an excellent teacher very patient and very knowledgeable

Posted Mar 15, 2023
Teacher's Studio

Jimmy is a great teacher. He is very professional, nice, and patient. I have learned a lot from him. Thank you, Jimmy!

Posted Mar 13, 2023
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Musician/Guitarist/Singer/Songwriter/Producer/Engineer
Jan 1994 - Present
Music Instructor
I am a Trained Musician who has been Playing, Studying, & Teaching for over 37 years. I'm Schooled through all Private lessons by many teachers and I have formulated my skills of teaching through a combination of rearranging what I've learned, to give it a more common sense approach to music and music theory. It's extremely important that the student have a clear overview, and maintains a organized perspective on how you Should think first, then apply it to the Instrument. One of the most important things is to keep the student inspired to reach their goals, keep it fun, but also help them to push beyond what they thought they could never achieve. I'm the Head Instructor for all the Lessons: Guitar/Singing/Songwriting/Bass/Drums & much more.
Trained Musician
Jan 1980
Private Lessons
Private Lessons
Jan 1975
Private lessons from teachers whom they them self were trained Musicians. You won't necessarily know their Names because in this Business it has a Lot to do with word of mouth, when it comes to teachers. Here are some of the people I studied with, Fortune Petri, Tony Scarpa (Guitar Lessons) Bill Riley, Kathy Schwartman (Vocal Lessons) Bob Ross (Music Theory) Lou Stallman (Songwriting Lessons) Big Noize Sound, RC Audio (Engineering, Live Sound, Mixing) Pulse Stage Lighting (Lighting Tech)
English
Professional Proficiency
Trained Musician
Jan 1979
Private Lessons
I am Trained Musician, all through Private Lessons from other Trained Musicians. I've been Training & Studying for 37 years, and I'm constantly working on improving every aspect of my Education so my Teaching Skills get better. I'm committed to being the best Teacher I can be to make the students experience fun and educational at the same time. I do all of my Lessons in my Class A Recording Studio so I can Incorporate it into the Lesson. This way it's much more then just a Lesson, it's the whole experience.

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Instructor details
Subject: Mandolin
Acoustic Guitar
Bass Guitar
Blues Guitar
Country Guitar
Country Singing
Ear Training
Electric Guitar
Guitar
Mandolin
Music Theory
Singing
Songwriting
Ukulele
Vocal Training
Teaches 10+ subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Location:
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
McAuliffe Drive
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$35
45 minutes
$50
60 minutes
$65
75 minutes
$75
90 minutes
$90
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30