James Mills Lessons

James Mills Lessons

5.0 (4)
4 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
18 years in business

About this pro

I'm a nationally touring guitarist, and help my students play their favorite songs in multiple styles.

In my 16 years of playing, I have performed with Rick Springfield, Weezer, The Commodores, Death Cab for Cutie, Grand Funk Railroad, Fitz & the Tantrums, X Ambassadors, Howard Jones, and many more.

I love inspiring a passion for music in students. Once they really "click" with their instrument, they're unstoppable!

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Tempe, AZ 85282
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4 Reviews


  • Robert Hicks

    James is an excellent guitar instructor. He shows great patience and comes to each lesson with a great attitude. He has inspired my son to continue to learn and practice. Thank you James!!!

  • Tom Vandenbosch

    James is a excellent instructor. Very knowledgeable and patient. Enjoyed, and learned a lot from him. Highly recommend.

  • Tom Vandenbosch

  • Susan

    He's a fun and friendly guy who really helps my son understand his way around the guitar. They have a great time during our weekly lessons!

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

A skill evaluation - technique, timing, form. Next I learn about their preferred style, artists they like, and songs they want to learn. Finally, I prepare a plan that mixes technique exercises, songs at an appropriate difficulty, and practice regimen.

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I'm a nationally touring guitarist and have been playing and gigging since 2003.

I've performed with Rick Springfield, Weezer, The Commodores, Death Cab for Cutie, Fitz & the Tantrums, Grand Funk Railroad, X Ambassadors, NFL Cardinals, and more.

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

$40 per half hour, which includes travel to the student's preferred location.

$50 for 45 minutes

$60 for 1 hour

What types of students have you worked with?

I most often work with teens, however I have also taught adults.

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

Each student has different learning styles. Understanding your own preferred way to learn will help with finding a teacher that can accomodate.