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About me 

I’m very passionate about guitar teaching and supporting students to achieve their goals - to whatever level that may be. I'm based in the Cheltenham area and, at the moment, I'm teaching lessons online via zoom and face-to-face. I'm registered as a Rockschool guitar tutor and have supported several students through their electric and acoustic guitar Rockschool exams.


 My influences and passion for playing

I always had a huge passion for music, especially rock music, from a young age. I remember seeing someone at school play an acoustic guitar and I thought I want to do it! I was very inspired by bands like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foofighters, Nirvana, Led Zeppelin, Joe Satriani, Black Sabbath, The Beatles, Elvis, Elton John, Jimi Hendrix and many more.

I play a variety of styles from Heavy metal, classic rock, funk rock, funk, blues rock, blues, pop punk and pop and acoustic. I performed in an acoustic duo for a couple of years and have played in bands.

Helping others enjoy guitar 

I love what I do and it makes me so happy to be able to share my passion with others. Since starting as a guitar teacher, I've been able to support many students with improving and developing their guitar playing skills and music theory knowledge. If that sounds like something you'd like to explore, get in touch.

"I found that James was really able to convey what I was looking for in a way that I could not only understand, but also apply!"  Chris

"I wasn’t sure how a Skype video lesson with someone in another country would work but it has proven to work great.  I have learned so much in the few months with James and believe I have become a much better guitarist as a result."  Alan USA

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