I enjoy teaching any style of music that most interests my students. My goal is to cultivate a unique love for music in each student. I have a Bachelors in classical guitar and a Masters in jazz guitar performance and have been teaching lessons for almost 8 years. I accept students of all ages and skill levels.
I am excited to get out of bed every day and learn something new about music. I love sharing about what I've learned and discovered; and I love learning and discovering new things from other musicians.
James is a great communicator. He is very detailed and knowledgeable. He also understands that to keep a student motivated, their lessons need to be catered to their specific desires and needs.
James is a very effective guitar teacher, and very easy to work and get along with!
Excellent instruction. James’ approach has allowed me to break through barriers and understand concepts that I thought I would never get. Very strong recommendation.
James comes super prepared to each lesson and is very good at catering the lessons to what I'm interested in. He has a natural and thoughtful style of teaching that has helped me greatly speed up my improvement on jazz guitar. I cannot recommend him enough!
I find out what they love and start there. Technique, music theory, and other musical skills are important, but I try to use the interests of my students to fuel the direction of their musical growth.
I have a bachelors degree in Classical Guitar and a masters degree in Jazz Studies (jazz guitar).
Yes, I charge $25 for half hour and $45 for an hour. If I need to travel to my students house then there is a $5 gas/travel charge as well.
I began teaching music when while persuing my undergraduate degree in music for a local studio in 2009.
I have worked with all ages 5 years old and up. As well as all skill levels: beginners to music majors.
I really enjoy live music. I perform twice at least twice a week at a restuarant in Metairie, as well as in the french quarter. You will either find me performing or listening to jazz music as often as possible!
Never lose your love for the instrument. Whether your love for music fuels you to play professionally or just for fun - make sure it is always fun!
What kind of music do you like to listen to? What inspired you to want to play or more deeply learn the guitar?