Jim McAuley
Los Angeles, CA
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Jim McAuley

Jim M.

Los Angeles, CA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching guitar in the LA area for over 25 years, most recently at UCLA. With a Master's Degree from CalArts and professional experience including session work with Frank Sinatra early in my career, I am uniquely qualified to teach a wide variety of styles, from, jazz, blues and classical to "Americana" and slide guitar. I specialize in fingerstyle acoustic technique, which allows students to progress from simple chord strumming to full arrangements with melodies, harmonies and bass lines. I also teach music theory, sight-reading and songwriting, Now's the time to begin the exciting, enriching, and FUN journey to guitar mastery!

About Jim M.

Hi! I'm a professional guitarist with 25 years of teaching experience. Along with performing and recording, my teaching career has been hugely rewarding. I truly enjoy meeting new students and applying my expertise to help them overcome the hurdles that all students eventually encounter. From beginners to advanced players I strive to create lessons that motivate and inspire. Practice should be fun! So I dispense with boring exercises and concentrate on music you want to learn, breaking down your favorite songs into "digestible" segments and working on the technical challenges they present. I look forward to meeting you and working together to achieve your musical goals!
CD REVIEWS--
New York Times: "Jim's precise writing and playing is full of blues figures and rich-toned, acoustic-folk resonance. It's peaceful and rigorous music."
Los Angeles Times: "...genuinely evocative and refreshingly cliché-bashing work."

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Education

Master's Degree in Music
Sep 1991 - May 1993

California Institute of the Arts

Awards

Solo guitar CD named "Best of the Year" by Acoustic Guitar Magazine
Feb 2013

Acoustic Guitar Magazine

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