About James, guitarist & tutor at camberley guitar lessons


I’ve been playing the guitar since a young age, covering many different styles of music, including rock, blues, and jazz, on both electric and acoustic guitar. In that time, I have also been fortunate enough to have private lessons with some world-class guitarists, including Eric Roche (Head of Guitar at the ACM – Guildford), Laurence Juber (Paul McCartney) and BBC Radio 2 Album of the Year Winner Martin Simpson.

I won Takamine’s Young Acoustic Guitarist of the Year and a finalist at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year. I have performed as a solo acoustic fingerstyle guitarist and also with many covers & original bands at music venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, including most notably the Isle of Wight Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, and the Kinsale Jazz Fringe Festival held in Cork, Ireland,

I also teach the guitar full-time from my home studio and at several schools in Surrey and Hampshire, including Gordon’s School in Woking and Tomlinscote Secondary School in Camberley. I have many regular students per week of various ages and abilities who are studying electric and acoustic guitar and the all-important music theory to provide a well-rounded musical knowledge.

I am available for dep work, cover/wedding/party bands, etc, and any interesting original projects. Please enjoy browsing the website, and if you want any information regarding guitar tuition or live performance work, please let me know.