- 4 Mar 2011
Fab Teacher - James has been teaching my son Matthew (aged 11) for 6 months and he loves it. Matthew is definitely benefiting the one to one tuition with James who makes it fun. He chooses songs that Matthew knows and wants to learn. Matthew is enthusiastic to go to lessons and I would recommend James to anyone who was thinking of learning to play the guitar especially children as he has the patience to teach them.
13 Nov 2010
Great Teacher When I first went to James I had absolutley no guitar experience whatsoever and in hislessons I've learnt much more than I imagined I would in such a short space of time. He's very calm and patient and gives loads of examples when he's teaching you which makes it sink in much faster. But the best thing about James is he teaches you what you want to know, he totally tailors it to your own musical taste, which makes practising a lot more fun 'cause you're learning songs you've always wanted to play, which is basically the whole point of taking up guitar in the first place. Would definitely recommend James to anyone.
13 Nov 2010
Brilliant Tutor I have only been learning for a month or so, and since I knew basically nothing at the start I have progressed rapidly. James makes sure I understand and uses different teaching styles to make the information sink in. I had previous tutor when I was younger but James teaches me music I want to learn and makes the lessons fun. reasonable rates and I would highly recommend him.
5 Sep 2010
Brilliant ! My son Alex who is ten years old has been learning to play the guitar with James since Christmas. He has come on leaps and bounds and really enjoys his hour a week with James, we tried a tutor at school but they didn't make it fun like James. He uses current music that kids want to listen to and play. I would highly recomend him to anyone.
25 Aug 2010
Crackin Coming up to a year of taking lessons now, before which i was self-tought for about a year - what a waste of time that was lol - James is an awesome guitar teacher and to be honest a good mate now, he always explains things so simply without being condescending at all & has a tension-free relaxed atmosphere so ya never afraid to ask him to re-explain something, Funnily enough i had a lesson yesterday in which James asked me what's wrong? cause i was smiling so much rofl, nd it was cause the excercise he'd just gone through with me (With a backing track) was so fun yet put alot of the theory and stuff we'd been learning recently into perspective, kind of like a "The penny has dropped" moment, which come often in his lessons. Theres literally too much i could talk about in lesson variation and stuff i've learned so i wont, but i'll tell you i've literally had the ... Show full review
- 24 Aug 2010
Fantastic Tutor I started taking lessons with James in February, 7 months ago, and have progressed rapidly since then. I credit this to his teaching style, calm, patient and willing to tailor the lessons to his students personal tastes and goals. Not only does James provide weekly sessions at very, very reasonable rates, but he also keeps in contact via the internet throughout the week to provide any advice you might need outside of the lessons. Not only does James teach you how to play the songs you like, but he also explains how a song is put together and delves into the music theory, without over complicating it like most tutors do. Highly Recommended.
24 Aug 2010
What a Great Guitar Teacher! James is a great guitar teacher and really takes his time to help you understand not just how to play something but also the theory behind it. He has a very calm, relaxed and patient approach to teaching one-on-one and covers a wide variety of music... rock, metal, acoustic, jazz etc etc... and his advice on gear is spot on, there are some great items in his online store. Well worth a visit!