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About James W.

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Lebanon, TN

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About James
New 6 Month and One Year Courses Taught: 1. Radio Introduction Personality Broadcasting. 2. Guitar Studies Advanced 3. Music Industry 4. Advanced Composition 5. Sound Design 6. Abelton LIVE 7. Premix Setup and Post Production
8. PR and Promotions Business
Background:
I worked for Eddie Van Halen for five years in the 1990's in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles and was instrumental in providing help with development of the Peavey Wolfgang and Wolfgang Special Guitar by providing feedback on the prototypes Eddie was designing at the time. I learned a lot from Eddie and his brother Alex about music and the music industry. (All you have to do is pay attention! ) I have played in bands from Hollywood to Toronto and back both as a singer songwriter and guitarist. I bring the Musicians Institute way to the table and get things up and ru
nning quickly. I help students get it under their fingers fast and get it right the first time.

I believe in sharing the happiness of making music with anyone who loves music and the guitar in particular. I do my very best to get you playing the songs you love in Pop, Rock, Jazz and Folk Music of your choice. Today's modern new guitars are easy to play and you will enjoy learning Guitar right away. That is how it should be.
When you study there is a basic understanding of Guitar to be learned that allows an ease of use for anyone for years to come. This will help you reach your goal and improve each week. My students learn to practice in a way that feels comfortable and makes sense. This takes all the stress out of learning and gives everyone something to smile about and look forward to each week.

The good feeling of playing along with friends and taking a solo is within every students grasp. I will show you the way there. And with a solid and straightforward approach to the theory as it applies directly to the guitar you will feel confident and unafraid of any music endeavor. We'll cover harmony and fingerboard theory and give you a road map of the guitar neck that makes it a pleasure to play. You learn the basics and much more than you thought possible retaining 90 percent of what you learn!

Having been a student myself I was deeply involved in music since age 12 and played in bands and duos for over 15 years . I can help you to be a well rounded player and performer with a smile, a laugh and a joy for music whether your in a band or a budding solo artist.

*** Lesson Details ***
Most students want to play the Guitar to play their favorite songs and I'm the same way. Music is something we carry with us in our hearts and minds. Students will learn what they wish to learn and work at a pace that is comfortable to them. Whether you are a student, “weekend warrior” or a parent whose child has expressed an interest in Guitar anyone can learn all there is to know about Harmony and Theory for the Guitar and how to play their favorite songs.

We cover theory in an easy and straightforward no nonsense way in the first half of each lesson and then apply it to the song you wish to learn. This creates an atmosphere where you understand and feel at home with the Guitar. You get an understanding right away and because it is immediately fun it allows you to feel comfortable at any level. Music is fun, and songs are the creative expression of what we feel. Combining theory and the freedom to play and sing songs allows us to express ourselves through music. 
After 6 months students will have a solid foundation in theory, and a road map of the guitar fretboard enabling them to advance to an intermediate level if they are ready to do so. Students will know enough that music as it relates to the Guitar, which is the world’s most popular instrument in contemporary music, is not a mystery but is a welcome friend. And they will be able to play songs by popular artists and advance at a pace that is satisfying and enjoyable.
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Student Comments:
What Students Are Saying About ~ James Teaching Style

“James’ patience, knowledge and under-standing made learning guitar fun. I like the lessons. He cares.”
--Rebecca L., guitar
student, Venice Beach, CA 2003

“James taught me to
play pop and rock, and
introduced me to
fingerstyle guitar. I love it!”
--Joseph E., guitar student, Vancouver, BC 2006

“I studied guitar privately with James in 2010. His style of teaching helped me to get
past my blocks. He opened new doors for me. Thanks!”
--Daniel S., guitar
student, Los Angeles, CA 2010
""James is a trustworthy man, great with answering back right away. Always ready to help with new members. I would definitely recommend him." ~ PJ Stover of PJ Stover Voices; Independent Film & Recording voice-over artist
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What James spouse says about working on songwriting with him:

"James is my husband for over 10 years now. Over the years, I have seen James give guidance and counsel to many hopeful musicians of all ages, and inspire others about how music influences and benefits our lives. I would highly recommend James to anyone who wants to learn guitar, voice, music theory, and acting. James is a great talent, and study with him would benefit anyone with the sincere desire to grow as an artist. When we married, I had fallen in love with James’ conversational style, and his vast knowledge of music. When I heard him play guitar, I knew that I wanted to write songs with him, and we released our first album, in 2012 on iTunes."

Regards,
Keri W.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Ovation Glen Campbell Artist Acoustic Electric Guitar, Ovation Pacemaker 12 string Guitar, Ibanez PF 5 Acoustic Electric Guitar, Fender Telecaster 6 string Electric Guitar. Korg Mini Pandora III Amplifier/Studio EFX, Toshiba Laptop Satelite Pro with PreSonus Studio One Artist Software, PreSonusUSB Audiobox, HD7 Studio Monitor Headphones, M7 Condenser Mic, PreSonus Studio Producer software with SoundCloud integration, iBook G4 with Garageband 3 and iLife Studio. Godin Summit CT Electric Guitar is the guitar I now endorse exclusively !

*** Travel Equipment ***
Lesson Plans, Godin Summit CT Guitar, Fender and Ovation Guitars, Tuner, Android Smartphone and apps, iPads, Korg Mini Pandora Amp, Toshiba Satelite Pro Laptop. Android LG Smartphone with Tuners, Voice Recorder, and Metronome and Chord Reference Guide, and Guitar Tuner, iPod Touch Pro Studio.

*** Specialties ***
Songs in the following styles: Pop, Rock and Modern Country Music. Also Composition Analysis while learning the song.
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Steve H. November 2, 2018
· Harmonica · Online
Just had my first lesson. I have never played a musical instrument or have any musical training. James made me feel comfortable right away. I thought I made a very good start. Feeling like I will really enjoy this and am confident I will pick this up faster than I thought.
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Mel October 7, 2018
· Singing · In home
James is very kind and mellow enough to make the most insecure person feel confidant and energetic enough to be motivating and fun!!!! Warm natured.... and his wife is so pretty!!! I could never sing infront of anyone but he made me feel so natural the first day!!! He is not pushy and does not make you feel rushed or nervous! If you are shy and know nothing about music this is the man to schedule with! Cool cat!!!! Ty James!!!! Can’t wait for more!
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Sarah B. July 6, 2018
· Acting · In home
James is a great teacher. He showed me a lot on my first day
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About Renata S.

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Richardson, TX
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About Renata
I teach a variety of subjects ranging from oil, acrylic watercolor, drawing to cooking and baking even sourdough bread baking.

I have been teaching painting for over 10 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of acrylic, oil, watercolor and mixed media painting and created their own beautiful masterpieces in landscape, abstract, still life and other subjects! Within the first few lessons, you'll start understanding the elements of art such as light, shadows, perspective etc. and as time goes on, you'll be able to paint like a pro! I love working with students of all experience levels.

I also teach cooking from scratch with the best ingredients. Be it Asian, Mediterranean, Middle-Eastern cuisine; I teach them all and more. I even teach to bake bread with my own home-grown sourdough starter. So, please join me fo
r a fantastic session and learn some basics or other skills that only chefs know. Once we have cooked a delicious meal, we sit together and enjoy it over a glass of wine or whatever you like. As an option you may take home the remaining portions, usually enough for 3-5 days. But you don't have to. You only pay for the food you eat which is a fraction of a restaurant meal and yet much better.
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CalAmp Corp. Richardson TX May 29, 2018
· Cooking · In home
Renata was simply amazing
She made a wonderful meal for us, all while sharing some great cooking tips and stories.
The Salmon was marinated/seasoned and cooked to perfection. The Rice, Kale Salad, and Fresh Bruschetta with French Bread were such a hit, everyone had clean plates by the end of the demo.
Renata came with everything that she needed to prepare the food and even set up/cleaned up everything with no interruption to the rest of our office.
The ones who didn’t participate couldn’t even tell what she had prepared, saying that they didn’t smell any after smell.
Once they learned that we ate Fish/Salmon… Complete Shock.. hehe
Renata is an amazing teacher who is very well versed in culinary arts, she knows many tips and tricks for creating wonderful, flavorful meals.. Thank you for everything, Renata!
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Melonee April 6, 2018
· Cooking · In studio
Great instructor for me and 13 year old son. We cooked beef Bolognese. He enjoyed the class and the conversation with Renata as we ate a delicious and aromatic meal.
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Avery May 1, 2017
· Cooking · In studio
Great time and great instructor!
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Renata S.

Renata S.

Richardson, TX 75081
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About Emily Y.

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Dallas, TX

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About Emily
Hi, there!

My name is Emily and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2015 and have loved helping my students become more confident in their abilities, push themselves creatively, and make beautiful works of art. I'm a genuine and fun-loving person with a down to earth way of approaching art. My teaching style is casual, modern, and tailored specifically for what you are looking for.

I went to Texas Tech University in Lubbock and earned a Bachelor's degree in Studio Art with an Emphasis in Painting and Drawing in 2011. I have been a practicing artist since I graduated college and actively exhibit in Dallas and the surrounding areas.

I look forward to helping you reach your goals! I have students of all ages and skill levels so don't have any hesitations about reaching out for lessons. Feel free to se
nd me a message and tell me about your goals!
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Grant April 4, 2018
· Drawing · In home
Emily is wonderful and quick to observe and adapt the lesson to my son's interests. Great lesson!
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Noah January 13, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
Emily is great with my 10-yr old son. He has really improved in his realistic drawings which is what we were looking for with lessons.
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Maddie F. December 13, 2017
· Drawing · In studio
Emily has really helped my daughter's drawing capability in a short amount of time. I can see an improvement in just 3 lessons! She is also very friendly and my 13 year old feels safe and comfortable around her. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to improve their drawing skills.
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Emily Y.

Dallas, TX 75204
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About Rhonda M.

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Carrollton, TX
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About Rhonda
Painting and Teaching are my Passion. I think Painting is the most fun you can have by yourself but even better with others. Ive taught at Painting With a Twist, Painting With Influence and Falak Art Studio. I would love to help no matter what stage you're
in. Come paint w me Let's have fun while we learn!
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Ivy N. August 12, 2018
· Acrylic Painting · In home
I had a great experience with Rhonda.
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Rhonda M.

Carrollton, TX 75006
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About David L.

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Reston, VA

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About David
I have a bachelors degree in printmaking and oil painting and spent some time in Florence, Italy studying painting and drawing by studying the High Renaissance masters. Currently I draw and paint in my spare time. I love teaching art as a way to connect with other artist and creative people who like talking about and creating art.

Through introducing or reviewing the fundamental principles in art and applying those to the lessons and exercises I assign for after class hours, you’ll see yourself improve week after week and gain more confidence in your artistic ability. I create a custom syllabus for you to review and work in things you’d like to try, certain mediums or subject matter to make it more appealing to you.

Making art should be fun and restorative! I’m very flexible in meeting your needs and speed at which you want to learn.
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
The third lesson was pretty helpful. His approach towards drawing is different than what I am used to, but also very beneficial.
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Nigel June 20, 2018
· Drawing · In studio
David did a good job breaking down how to draw a candle using the grid method. The concept he taught me is really easy to apply and helped me complete my first assignment. He is a good instructor.
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Carol L. May 16, 2018
· Drawing · Online
Easy to follow. Great visual aids. Looking forward to next lesson.
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David L.

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About Fatima T.

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Dublin, OH
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About Fatima
Today I am a professional artist, educator and entrepreneur.

My paintings have been exhibited in galleries and shows across much of Ohio as well as Los Angeles, New York, Miami, and most recently, in Moscow.

From my early childhood I was exposed to an extreme diversity in cultures. Some of my early memories as a child are of me drawing and painting on all kinds of surfaces - whenever possible! Translation: Art is who I am; it is not what I do.

I am very fortunate to have had great teachers and mentors to help me understand the value of visual art and culture. I look forward to working with you on a lesson plan, and to see how you make progress.
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Fatima T.

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$80 / 60-min

About Roya M.

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Richardson, TX
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About Roya
My name is Roya. I am a professional artist and educator. It would be my pleasure to teach you painting and drawing. Over the last 10 years, I have taught painting and drawing in universities and colleges. I have a M.F.A degree in painting and drawing. You will learn painting and drawing like a university's student in my studio. My teaching philosophy focuses on laying a strong foundation with technique and growing from that foundation towards theory and concept. I equip my students with strong technical skills that emphasize art elements, art composition, color theory, and a variety of mediums techniques. My goal at the beginning stage is to provide students with enough skills to begin making art that deserves critical discussion. I teach in my studio at my home, Richardson, TX 75082. Please send me a message if you have any other quest
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Parri October 8, 2018
· Oil Painting · In studio
I learned to paint from real objects and landscape instead of copying from a picture and I love it.
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Sadaf August 23, 2018
· Painting · In home
She is one the most heartfelt, knowledgeable teacher I've ever had! I have never been much of an artist but I've always had passion for it. She has challenged me, and pushed me to be a better artist than I have ever thought possible!
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mike August 22, 2018
· Abstract Painting · In studio
The best detail oriented, caring teacher I ever had.
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Roya M.

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Richardson, TX 75082
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About Morning B.

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Pittsburgh, PA

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As a wife, my husband always says:" Honey, you are so funny, living with you, life has more fun!" As a mother, my son always states:" Mom, you are a really funny person and you are my lifelong best friend!" As an owner, I know what's always on my dog Rascal's mind:" Mommy, thank you for giving me the best of your love!" As an experienced tutor/teacher, I always get remarks from my students:" Thank you very much! I have learned more than I expected!"

So, what will you think of me? Start your lesson with me and figure it out!
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Morning B.

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$25 / 30-min

About Megan M.

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Temecula, CA
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About Megan
Whether you’re the next Banxsy or have trouble with stick figures, I’ll work along side you to help you reach your artistic goals.

I bring the studio to you! We can paint in the comfort of your own home or studio, living room, garage, or wherever you’re most comfortable!

I’m quite excited to curate an art program that helps get you to where you want to be as an artist!
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Megan M.

Megan M.

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$49 / 30-min

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