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James M.

Edmonds, WA

$45/hour

Guitar teacher with a lot of experience in the Music Industry

In-person lessons

$45/Hour


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About James

The greatest satisfaction I get as a tutor is watching the student, no matter what age, develop. I have achieved this in private and group session by tailoring my sessions to what the student (or Students) want to achieve. This could be learning the Guitar solo to 'Stairway to Heaven' or learning how to play cohesively in their band. I believe by getting the student to setting his or her own goals they get the most fun and enjoyment out of the instrument and develop quicker.

I have been teaching for over 8 years but for the last 5 years I have been the Music Specialist for a Summer camp in New Hampshire. Here I helped develop their Music Program using my tutoring style and consequently made it core programs for the camp attracting campers from around the world to help learn and refine their musical instrument. It has been a great privilege watching the same campers come back summer after summer to learn more and to be part of that program.
The greatest satisfaction I get as a tutor is watching the student, no matter what age, develop. I have achieved this in private and group session by tailoring my sessions to what the student (or Students) want to achieve. This could be learning the Guitar solo to 'Stairway to Heaven' or learning how to play cohesively in their band. I believe by Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Edmonds, WA 98026
In-person lessons
Music:
Composition (Music), Drums,
General Music,
Guitar,
Music Production, Music Theory,
Piano,
Songwriting
Art:
Composition (Music)

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Drums

I have been teaching drums to children aged between 8 -15 for the last 5 years. During my Popular Music Performance studies I got an Distinction in Rhythm Studies, where I learnt how to read and write drum score. I like teach beginners by breaking down a drum groove to its simplest form (usually starting with the Hi-hat) then layering or adding parts to make the beat more complex. This helps the student understand what they are playing and what division the beat is played within the bar.

General Music

I been playing Guitar for 15 years. I have a diploma in Popular Music Performance where I studied Music theory, sight reading, rhythm studies and music performance. I achieved the 'Highest Overall Mark' for my year.

Guitar

I have been playing guitar for 15 years. I have a diploma in Popular Music Performance, performing as a guitarist. I have been teaching privately for 8 years. For the last 5 years I have been working for Camps Kenwood and Evergreen as the music specialist, where I taught children a range of instruments and helped develop the camps music program.

Music Theory

Passed my Music Theory course with a distinction during my Diploma in Popular Music Performance and achieved Top overall mark of the year.

Piano

I have a diploma in Popular Music Performance and have been playing Piano for 8 years. I teach how to play pop style Piano but I can also teach scales and basic classical piano. I like to teach Piano by taking a song and teaching the student the simplest version (relative to their skill level) then building upon the piece.

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

James will travel within 15 miles of Edmonds, WA 98026.