James D. Gilmore - Guitar Lessons

James D. Gilmore - Guitar Lessons

1 employee
41 years in business

About this pro

Learn from a Virtuoso Guitarist with multiple solo CD/DVD's available Worldwide!
James has over 30 years teaching experience, and extensive knowledge about everything from the stage to the studio, including publishing, promotion, recording, songwriting, producing & much more. Very few teachers have this level of diverse experience. Simply put, James teaches what others can't!

Lessons are taught in North-East Cincinnati Area.
"Any style, any level." "Beginner to Pro."

All lessons are taught one on one, 1 time per week, & are 1 half hour long.
No music store, "school", or academy can match the current rates! (check the website below for current rates.)

Over $200 in Perks are exclusively available to James' students, & can't be found anywhere else!

For full details, & contact info:

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Mason, OH 45040
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

For new beginners, here's the type of material I cover:

-Open Chords

-Barre Chords

-Notes on fretboard


-Finger picking


-Reading Tablature

-Reading Notes / Music Scores

-Easy Song Patterns

For intermediate, & advanced students, please refer to the website link above for a full list & details.

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

In Nashville, & many L.A. studio's, you must have a masters degree to do session work, or have been teaching private lessons for 12 years which they consider to be the equivalent of a masters. I've been teaching for well over 30 years! Here's a promo clip that's posted on YouTube-


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

My rates in the Cincinnati area are well below all the store's, & "school's". Check my website for current avaliable times, & rates.

How did you get started teaching?

I began teaching in 1981 when I answered an ad searching for an instructor. I was 15 years old.

You can read my bio here:

What types of students have you worked with?

I have taught all age's from 4, to over 80!
Best results seem to be with students who start out between 10, or 12 years old, with a good level of comprehension, & are excited to learn & have fun!

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Here's a video clip from a recent guitar clinic & performance at Herzog Music in Cincinnati.

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

Be ready to work, & be ready to have fun! You'll have to learn to crawl before you can walk, & walk before you can run, but it's worth it! A great teacher can inspire you, & teach you how to practice efficiently, to help you reach your goals. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

As a student, think about where your at currently, & where you would like to be. From gear recommendations, to techniques you would like to learn, it's good to set goals. For beginners, it can be hard to even know what to ask, but that's where a great instructor can help even more. So don't be afraid to ask. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

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