James Smith

James S.

West Palm Beach, FL
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Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Hello, my name is James! I'm a professional musician, specializing in acoustic/electric guitar, drums, bass and keyboard. I've earned a Bachelors degree in Music in 2017, and have had extensive experience teaching students of all ages the benefits and fundamentals of learning music since 2014.

Taking any sort of music lesson with me will ensure that you get reliable and comprehensive knowledge of the instrument of your choice. I work with students of all skill levels; beginner, intermediate and advanced. I apply fun and effective ways to help you learn new songs and techniques. My goal is to get you to become the best musician you can be, and it would be my honor to help you achieve your goals.
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About

James passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
James delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2014

Hey, I'm James! I've been playing music professionally since I was a teenager, and I have earned my Bachelors of Science in Music in 2017. Since then I have been very active in music community here in Florida, and have taught hundreds of lessons to students all over the state. I am skilled in playing guitar, drums, bass, piano, and I can even assist in voice and song writing lessons.
What makes students gravitate towards me is that I make learning music fun and easy to do. Also, I have every instrument you need in my home studio, so students can get started even if they don't own an instrument just yet.
Music Education is a subject that I am very passionate about, because there are so many benefits gained from learning this particular skill. These benefits include
- Discipline
- Dedication
- Confidence
- Motor skills
- Public speaking
- Social skills
- Communication skills
- Cognitive thinking
- Creative thinking
and Tons more!
By taking lessons with me, I will provide a comprehensive lessons plan that will help you improve quickly and learn and song or technique you would like!

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Experience

Music Instructor
Aug 2017 - Present
School of Rock Florida

Currently teaching students ages 5-60 how to play popular rock songs in a fun and informative setting. Lessons include drums, guitar, bass, and Piano. My schedules are flexible, so I am looking to take on more lessons.

Education

Marketing
Aug 2018 - Present
GenM
Music Management
Aug 2013 - May 2017
Florida Southern College

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Hey I'm James. If you want to develop as a musician and a performer, I would love to get in touch with you!
I play lead guitar for Faith Church every Sunday!

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My drumset in my studio
Tama Imperial star
OCDP Snare
All Zildjian K Custom Cymbals

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I offer a wide range of instruments for students to play on.

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It's gone through some changes and sounds better than ever!

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Photo by James S.
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4 Reviews

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Andrea Sep 30, 2018
Drum · In studio

James is very patient with his students. He caters his lessons to his students level. Worth every penny.

Arlene Sep 29, 2018
Piano · In studio

James is a very thoughtful and patient instructor. I took piano lessons many years ago as a child and always wanted to learn more. James was very reassuring and made me feel comfortable. I finally have the confidence to continue what I started many moons ago.

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Layla Sep 29, 2018
Drum · In studio

Thank you James! I was not that good with music growing up. Drums and guitar looks so complicated and I was interested. He is very patience. I don't have good rhythm with music! After getting 1 or 2 beats right i was excited! Practice and lessons make Perfect?? I hope so! "

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Trey Sep 29, 2018
Drum · In studio

"I have never had any experience playing drums at all. James was great. He was very patient with me, but at the same time pushed me to challenge myself. James was always encouraging, and I look forward to my continued lessons with him."

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