Spencer Artist Development

Spencer Artist Development

5.0 (7)
12 hires on Lessons.com
1 employee
38 years in business

About this pro

Online (USA) and In Study (Long Beach, CA) Private Lessons are available in 30 45, 60 and 90 minute durations. 

James Specializes in working with intermediate to advanced artistry level but also encourages beginners.  James accepts students age 13 and older (or younger for artist development by successful audition)

ACTING: Acting, Voiceover, Method, Improv, Dialects, Musical Theatre

MUSIC: Voice, Piano, Violin, Music Theory/Ear, Music Composition/Songwriting, Arranging/Orch, Music Therapy Breath, Music History

ARTIST DEVELOPMENT (by successful audition) Advanced coaching plus business end such as: head shots, demo videos/audio, albums, agent referrals, university audition prep,  LCM advanced grades and degree/diploma programs through independent study/LCM online testing and more)

WEB PORTFOLIO: Packages for artists. 

I love discovering new talent and working with talented artists in the area. 

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Long Beach, CA 90803
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7 Reviews


  • Angelika Fuchs

    James Spencer is a brilliant piano coach and artist developer who created my website and has helped me set up a highly successful piano studio. His understanding of the music industry and his tips transformed my business and music studio quickly. Thanks James

  • Dennis K. Long Beach, CA

    Jim is a treasure! I found him through a friend who had studied piano with Jim after my first piano teacher died. Jim is a brilliant pianist, a patient and considerate teacher and his lessons are always inspiring and helpful. I have learned much from him and always look forward to my lessons with him! His endless encouragement (much needed when you decide to begin studying piano at the age of 65 like I did!), boundless energy, tirelessly upbeat personality and flawless technique serve to inspire me even when I have not studied the way I know I should.. I always leave Jim's place and want to go home to play more! He really cares about his students and it shows in myriad ways, suggesting natural techniques for posture improvement or relaxation which do not rely on drugs. He is a man of multi talents and it is a privilege to call him a teacher and friend!

  • Leyla A. Laguna Niguel, CA

    James Spencer is awesome piano teacher who taught me how to play by ear and memorize music. He has extraordinary skills and talent for playing in teaching highly recommend!

  • Sweet Vanilla S. Long Beach, CA

    Excellent coaching and guidance. The Creme de la Creme. Thank you so much.

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


1. Complimentary 15 minute phone consultation

2. Book 45 or 60 minute orientation lesson: includes assessment, orientation to my studio and goal setting

3.  Pay registration ($50 single, $60 family) and registration for regularly weekly time

4. Complete 2 months of weekly lessons to qualify for additional promotions. 

Online (US residents): FB messaging or Zoom

In person (Long Beach, CA) 

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

Fellowship 2016 (University of West London)

Cl. Hynotherapy Diploma 2006 (HMI)

Master of Music 1995 (CSUF)

Bachelor of Music 1992 (CSUF)

Performance Diploma in Keyboard 1989 (Royal Academy of Music, Victoria, B.C.)

Associate of Arts in Music 1988 (OCC)

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


Registration: $50 ($60 family) 


30m: $40, 45m: $65, 60m: $80, 90m: $110

Call for Artist Development rates (by audition/portfolio submission)

Web packages:  S1200-$2000

What types of students have you worked with?

I tend to teach serious actors/musicians preparing for careers in the arts.  I teach all levels, and cultural diversity. 

Lessons offered

Acting Classes Arrangement And Composition Lessons Audition Prep Lessons Broadway Singing Lessons Child Acting Lessons Classical Piano Lessons Classical Voice Lessons Composition Lessons Country Singing Lessons Ear Training Lessons Fiddle Lessons Film Acting Classes Film And Tv Acting Classes Improv Acting Classes Jazz Voice Classes Life Coaches Method Acting Classes Music Performance Lessons Music Teachers Music Theory Lessons