Guitar, Music Theory & Piano Teacher in Edinburgh
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Experienced musician, music therapist and music educator. BA, MA, PDGE (in training).
James is a multi-instrumentalist who has holds a 1st class degree in popular music and a masters in music therapy. He has years of working with children in a variety of contexts. His approach to music-making and teaching centres around the relationship and joint music-making. Music is learnt through interaction and being challenged by a mentor.
Electric and acoustic guitars are James’ first instruments, yet can also play the piano and has experienced as a trumpet player in orchestras, brass bands, wind bands and big bands.
James also has experience working directly with children who have learning difficulties, ASD and behavioural problems.
Imbuing a love for music is what James’ wishes to bring to the life of each of his students.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
- Standard Grade Music A
- Higher Music A
- Advanced Higher Music A
- BA (Hons) Popular Music (1st)
- MA Music Therapy
- PGDE Primary (in training)
- Rhythm2Recovery Facilitator
- Drum Circle Facilitator (VMC)
Been a part of many musical ensembles, choirs, orchestras, wind bands, big bands, brass bands, rock groups and duo’s from a very young age.
My proudest moment as a music teacher was working with a group of Year 6 students in a special needs school. Together we wrote and performed a song that expressed their excitement and fears about leaving primary school and heading to secondary school. Witnessed a group of young students engaging in the creative process and taking ownership of their own creation was what every music teacher hopes to see during their career.
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Roseneath Place, Edinburgh, EH9 1JB, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking.
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