James Schofield

guitar tutor

Based in
Finchampstead, Hampshire, United Kingdom
James Schofield | guitar tutor

Rates: £14 - 30 mins £25 - hr

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Currently I am teaching pupils of various ages electric and acoustic guitar from scratch, covering all aspects of musical theory, technical development, sight reading, session styles and live performance (from complete beginners to advanced). My knowledge of music is exceptional, both in the theoretical & technical aspects of guitar playing with a firm grasp of how music has developed and progressed since the dawn of popular/contemporary music.

I have been taught by some of the most renowned session musicians and professional guitarists in the world, names include:

* Pete Friesen (Alice Cooper Band & the Almighty)
* Dave Kilminster (‘Guitarist’ magazine’s 1991 guitarist of the year, collaborated with Roger Waters & Keith Emerson)
* Guthrie Govan (‘Guitarist’ magazine’s 1993 guitarist of the year, Progressive Rock band Asia)
* Jamie Humphries (Australian Pink Floyd touring artist)

I participated in a production of ‘Return of the Forbidden Planet’, a rock ‘n’ roll musical in Liverpool’s Academy 3 theatre. Whist at the Academy of Contemporary Music I took the opportunity to play with members of Skunk Anansie.

Educational history

BA (HONS) 2:1

September, 2004 - May, 2007
University of Liverpool
•This course covered a wide ranging study of contemporary/popular & classical music. Emphasis was placed on how to understand music analytically and how it is linked to culture, society, gender, politics & history. Performance and Music technology modules were also studied to degree standard.

Higher Diploma in Contemporary Popular Music performance – Grade (MERIT)

September, 2003 - June, 2004
Academy of Contemporary Music
•This course covered a holistic approach to studying and performing guitar to a professional standard. Emphasis was also placed on the business aspect of the music industry. This course was a progression from the Diploma course.

Professional development award (Diploma) in Contemporary music performance – Grade (DISTINCTION)

September, 2001 - June, 2002
Academy of Contemporary Music
The Higher Diploma course followed on from this program


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.

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