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About James...

As well as being classically trained, James has had the added advantageof being a live performer and has gigged professionally since his teens both in piano bars and as a keyboard/synth player in various bands. This experience gives him a different dimension to his teaching and an advantage over the average school music teacher.

Incorporating the best of both worlds into his teaching style - the strict reading discipline of classical with the freedom of improvisation and the less heavy approach to playing commercial music - makes James the perfect teacher for all ages and styles.

"I firmly believe in teaching to suit the individual persons needs and abilities. I've learned from experience not everyone wants to be Mozart - most people just love music and want to have fun playing their favourite songs and tunes. Of course there has to be a sensible commitment to daily practice, but depending on level & ability, steady progress for most beginners can be achieved with 20-30 minutes each day"