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James V.
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The guitar can be an intimidating instrument for the beginner and an ever-expanding maze for the seasoned player. I want you to think about every time you practice as an adventure into a brave new world, navigating your way through chords, scales, and music theory concepts, your world of music will expand. My teaching method is guaranteed to get you playing the guitar and having fun in no time! I’ve created a step by step program that is tailored to each individual student. Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know where to start or have been playing for years and finally want to take your playing to the next level, I accept students at any level. I'll give you all the tools you need to succeed including jam tracks, chord & scale diagrams, and tablature. With my course you will learn the notes on the guitar, chords, scales, strumming and picking techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, modes, arpeggios, sweep picking, tapping, finger-style techniques, hybrid picking, effective practice routines, songwriting, and your favorite songs. Feel free to ask me anything!
About James V.

James is a professional guitarist with over 10 years of experience performing and teaching. He plays and teaches many genres of music including Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk, R&B, Classical and Modern Fingerstyle. Like any artist, he aims to work with many other musicians and teachers learning all he can from them. This approach to learning has allowed him the opportunity to work with and be mentored by teachers such as Don Steel, and Matthew Baynes a former student of Paul Gilbert and Frank Gambale. James is heavily influenced by players such as Steve Vai, Rick Graham, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Guthrie Govan, Mark Lettieri, Nick Johnston, Andy Timmons, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks, Antoine Dufour, Don Ross, Andy Mckee, Paul Jackson jr., and Norman Brown. As a “gigging musician”, James earns a living playing gigs at different venues around the state of Florida. He has performed with many different bands playing covers from era’s ranging from the 60’s through today, as well as original works. This experience has provided many opportunities for him to work with many incredible musicians at venues such as Universal City Walk, Disney Springs, EA Sports, and Warped Tour. He began playing when he was fifteen years old. During his high school years, he implemented a combination of both teacher-directed learning and self-guided study. Having experience in both learning styles allowed him to develop a solid and well-rounded teaching method and philosophy, believing that having a teacher is necessary for progression, and self-guided study provides the discipline to learn, coach, and become proficient. He started teaching shortly after he began learning the guitar, laying the groundwork for a beginner centered learning method, because it was fresh in his mind at the time. This began a foundation for a thorough method to add layers of complexity up to the more advanced student. His patient demeanor and kind character create a safe place for the student to feel comfortable learning at their own pace, while James uses positive reinforcement to encourage the student to keep progressing. It is his goal to have his students playing music as soon as possible while along the way learning music theory concepts and how they apply to the songs his students want to learn. *Not accepting bi-weekly students at this time.

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Teaching since 2015

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Avatar of the tutor
James V.
Teaches Online
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
Play Blues Guitar in No Time with Easy Lessons from a Professional
Student Favorite
Student Favorite
The guitar can be an intimidating instrument for the beginner and an ever-expanding maze for the seasoned player. I want you to think about every time you practice as an adventure into a brave new world, navigating your way through chords, scales, and music theory concepts, your world of music will expand. My teaching method is guaranteed to get you playing the guitar and having fun in no time! I’ve created a step by step program that is tailored to each individual student. Whether you're a beginner who doesn't know where to start or have been playing for years and finally want to take your playing to the next level, I accept students at any level. I'll give you all the tools you need to succeed including jam tracks, chord & scale diagrams, and tablature. With my course you will learn the notes on the guitar, chords, scales, strumming and picking techniques, music theory, sight-reading, ear training, modes, arpeggios, sweep picking, tapping, finger-style techniques, hybrid picking, effective practice routines, songwriting, and your favorite songs. Feel free to ask me anything!
About James V.

James is a professional guitarist with over 10 years of experience performing and teaching. He plays and teaches many genres of music including Rock, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Country, Funk, R&B, Classical and Modern Fingerstyle. Like any artist, he aims to work with many other musicians and teachers learning all he can from them. This approach to learning has allowed him the opportunity to work with and be mentored by teachers such as Don Steel, and Matthew Baynes a former student of Paul Gilbert and Frank Gambale. James is heavily influenced by players such as Steve Vai, Rick Graham, Paul Gilbert, Zakk Wylde, Guthrie Govan, Mark Lettieri, Nick Johnston, Andy Timmons, Eric Johnson, Derek Trucks, Antoine Dufour, Don Ross, Andy Mckee, Paul Jackson jr., and Norman Brown. As a “gigging musician”, James earns a living playing gigs at different venues around the state of Florida. He has performed with many different bands playing covers from era’s ranging from the 60’s through today, as well as original works. This experience has provided many opportunities for him to work with many incredible musicians at venues such as Universal City Walk, Disney Springs, EA Sports, and Warped Tour. He began playing when he was fifteen years old. During his high school years, he implemented a combination of both teacher-directed learning and self-guided study. Having experience in both learning styles allowed him to develop a solid and well-rounded teaching method and philosophy, believing that having a teacher is necessary for progression, and self-guided study provides the discipline to learn, coach, and become proficient. He started teaching shortly after he began learning the guitar, laying the groundwork for a beginner centered learning method, because it was fresh in his mind at the time. This began a foundation for a thorough method to add layers of complexity up to the more advanced student. His patient demeanor and kind character create a safe place for the student to feel comfortable learning at their own pace, while James uses positive reinforcement to encourage the student to keep progressing. It is his goal to have his students playing music as soon as possible while along the way learning music theory concepts and how they apply to the songs his students want to learn. *Not accepting bi-weekly students at this time.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Guitar Performance

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 10+

Speaks

Speaks English

Speaks

Has background check

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James was a great guitar teacher for my nine year old son. He built a repore with him, went out of his way to help him, and keep me (parent) in the loop. He goes above and beyond what is expected of him. He goes the extra mile. If you child, wants lessons, do not hesitate to pick James.

Posted Mar 30, 2022
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Great teacher! very patient and understanding!

Posted Mar 9, 2022
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James has helped me more than I can tell you. He always gives me a direct answer to my question and is always in a good mood.

Posted Mar 2, 2022
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Instructor details
Blues Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$30
45 minutes
$45
60 minutes
$60
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30