If you seriously want to learn the guitar, I’m an experienced and dedicated teacher who has studied with some of the greatest teachers, artists, authors. I will provide you with the advantage of not only having a solid foundation on the instrument, as well as developing technique so you can teach yourself any song any style. Acoustic, Electric, Blues, Rock, Improvising, Learning the fretboard, develop technique and understand music properly without having holes or missing elements that will stop you from progressing to the next level. Hi, my name is James! I'm a guitar teacher. Learning and playing a musical instrument can be such a positive and rewarding benefit to have in your life. Work with an instructor with a proven track record, Someone who knows how to communicate properly for you to achieve maximum results in the shortest amount of time. Think about the feeling of accomplishment when you learn a new song, or realize you're improving, learning, getting better Think of the first time you say to yourself "Wow, that sounds pretty Good"! Even though these lessons are structured in a proven system that provides a solid foundation in the fundamentals of music. These lessons are about you! Everyone's journey on the instrument is different. Everyone has different musical tastes, with different situations, wants and needs. I want you to be the best you can. Playing the music you want to play. Think of me not only as an instructor, but as a friend, coach, mentor cheering you on, because I know you can. Whether you just want to learn a couple of chords and play some songs. or dive deep into advanced concepts and techniques. like soloing, Songwriting, Alternate tunings, creativity, playing with a slide, tapping, sweep picking, building chords and melodies, composition, modes. Improvisation, Fretboard Mastery, Harmony and Theory, Reading, working with effects With over 10 years of teaching experience. I want you to have an advantage musically, I have studied with some of the greatest musicians, authors and educators. I attended Musicians Institute (Hollywood, Ca.) where I maintained a 96 average in Harmony and Theory (The science of music). As a professional musician, my album of original acoustic finger-style music has been featured and played throughout the world. I have also performed live on various radio stations throughout the country. Recently I was involved in a Experimental Post-Rock instrumental project. I have also contributed product reviews for Future music.com. I have helped and worked with many students accomplish their own individual goals on the guitar. For instance, I worked with a student who was primarily a rock guitarist, earn first seat in a very prestigious High School Jazz band. I've also helped students pass their NYSSMA (New York State School Association) certifications in both the Classical guitar and Jazz guitar program. I've assisted and prepared students for Talent Shows, band auditions, open mics. music camp and college. I have worked with retirees who always wanted to learn how to play, but never had the time. My rates for in person lessons start at $40 for a half hour to $60 an hour. I am in the process of teaching exclusively online. I have adjusted my rates to kickstart my online only lessons. So if you want to work with an experienced, knowledgeable and personable teacher, who will work with you achieve your goals, gain insight and excel, there is no better time than now. Electric, Acoustic, Bass, Ukelle , Rock, Alternative Blues, Reggae, Pop, Hip Hop, Funk, video game music, Classical, Jazz, Finger-style, Folk, Country, shred, Metal, Punk
Teaches all skill levels
Teaching since 2008
Teaches ages 12+
Has background check
Completely new to guitar but James helped me get up to speed really fast. Charismatic and extremely knowledgeable. Highly recommend!
Wonderful person, have lots of knowledge and experience
it is really fun to practice and learn guitar with James, he is knowledgable and patient, Thanks James