Fab Teacher - James has been teaching my sonMatthew (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 tolessonsand I would recommend James to anyone who was thinking of learning to play theguitarespecially children as he has the patience to teach them.
Great TeacherWhen I first went to James I had absolutley noguitarexperience whatsoever and in hislessonsI'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 upguitarin the first place. Would definitely recommend James to anyone.
Brilliant TutorI 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 thelessonsfun. reasonable rates and I would highly recommend him.
Brilliant !My son Alex who is ten years old has been learning to play theguitarwith 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.
CrackinComing up to a year of takinglessonsnow, before which i was self-tought for about a year - what a waste of time that was lol - James is an awesomeguitarteacher 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 hislessons. 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
Fantastic TutorI started takinglessonswith 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 thelessonsto 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 thelessons. 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.
What a Great Guitar Teacher!James is a greatguitarteacher 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!