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James Clarke Guitar

5.0
(5 reviews)
Islington, EC1V
12 years in business
1 total staff
3 hires on Bidvine
5 reviews


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About James Clarke Guitar

Are you keen to learn on guitar tuitions around central London or further afield? Would you like to improvise and take your current skills up a few notches? Do you need guidance from a seasoned musician with excellent attention to detail to prepare for an exam/audition? Maybe you just want a charismatic and friendly tutor for your child? I can certainly help! With over 11 years of teaching experience, I teach students of all ages and my thorough, fun and inspiring one-to-one lessons will help you achieve your goals and break through your musical plateaus. I teach all styles of guitar from beginner to advanced with a key focus on gaining the tools to pursue any genre you wish. I have been performing for over 15 years and graduated with an MPerf in Jazz Performance (Dist.). From 2014-18, I performed around the world in orchestras on board various cruise ships and now at various clubs and musicals in London and the UK. I’m passionate about music and aim to inspire bright young minds to nurture an equal passion and expand their repertoire. I tailor my lessons to match your unique learning pace and goals and design my sessions to be pragmatic and enjoyable. I believe that excitement is critical and, as an eclectic player, I do my best to add creativity so you look forward to the next session. I’m fully committed to DBS Checked. I take tremendous pride in what I do and in helping my students become enthusiastic and confident players. Moreover, I constantly look at ways to improve my services and also offer students 24/7 email support. Along with reasonable prices, I offer a 10% discount when you book a block of 10 lessons. If you’re ready to get started and learn more than you ever expected, please contact me to schedule a convenient time to discuss your goals and we’ll take it from there. Hope to hear from you soon!

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Reviews

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Customers told us this pro excelled at professionalism, work quality, responsiveness, value, communication, and punctuality.

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Din P.'s review on Oct 10, 2020

I ve had my first few lessons with James and I’m very happy with this choice. He’ s an excellent professional and musician, he adjusted all sessions to my needs and managed to make them interesting. Within just a few weeks, I was able to refresh my guitar skills, learn a good deal of theory and switch smoothly from classical to electric and acoustic guitar. I’d highly recommend him as a guitar tutor to any interested guitar student.


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Sam T.'s review on Sep 05, 2020

James is an excellent guitar teacher. He is teaching my son electric guitar. His lessons are interesting, and he brings good materials, with a focus on good technique and musicality.

Reply from James Clarke from James Clarke Guitar
Oct 04, 2020

Thanks you for the review Sam!


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Nick H.'s review on Aug 10, 2020

"I have been having lessons with James for the past 18 months (at first in person, then via Zoom during Covid19 lockdown). Despite being a total beginner, with very limited musical ability, James has enabled me to progress from playing basic chords, to actually being able to play numerous songs with increasing complexity. I would highly recommend James as a tutor if you are just starting your guitar playing journey!"

Reply from James Clarke from James Clarke Guitar
Oct 04, 2020

Appreciate the warm words Nick!


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Bandini P.'s review on Aug 08, 2020

My son has been having guitar lessons with James for a year now and we have been extremely pleased with the progress he has made. He has been able to play several songs, leant a great deal of theory and is now confident to play more complex music pieces. James is very motivating, patient and creative music teacher who has inspired our son into loving learning to play the guitar.


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MiRan L.'s review on Aug 05, 2020

“I highly recommend James as a guitar instructor. He has taught my Y1 son and has not only introduced basic techniques and music theory but more importantly, made guitar fun for my child. He is adept at balancing structure, discipline and a sense of fun during his lessons and my son looks forward to his classes. James is also highly organised and provides timely post-lesson feedback and homework notes, which is very useful in supporting my child at home.”


Insurance

Start date:2020-09-30
Valid until:2021-07-30
Issued by:ArgoGlobal
Coverage amount:£5,000,000
Policy type:Public Liability Insurance

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Questions & answers

What should customers know about your pricing? (E.g. estimates, discounts, fees, package pricing)
£20 per 30mins £32 per 60mins All lessons are subject to travel fees. Lessons can be taken remotely over zoom.
What process do you go through when starting with a new customer?
Establishing realistic goals is key to starting out lessons. Are you a total beginner? Would you like to pass an exam? These goals can be set upon our initial consultation call along with mapping out a plan for achieving and surpassing these goals.
What education or training is most relevant to your work?
MPerf Jazz Performance (Dist.) - Guildhall School of Music & Drama BMus (Hons) Music Performance (1st Class) - Brunel University Grade 8 Electric Guitar (Dist.) - RSL Grade 8 Classical Guitar (Merit) - LCM Grade 8 Pianoforte (Merit) - ABRSM
How did you first get into this line of work?
Along with music I have a passion for teaching. Passing on musicianship to students brings great fulfilment and pleasure for both parties. I started teaching during my undergraduate degree and have continued for the past 10 years in a variety of roles.

Location

Islington, EC1V

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This pro delivers their service remotely over the phone or internet

Business hours

Wednesday

9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Friday

9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Saturday

9:00 am to 9:00 pm

Sunday

9:00 am to 9:00 pm


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