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 was the winner of Takamine’s Young Acoustic Guitarist of the Year, and as 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 & originals’ bands at music venues and festivals across the UK and Europe, including most notably the Isle of Wight Festival, Sidmouth Folk Festival, & The Kinsale Jazz Fringe Festival held in Cork, Ireland,

I also teach the guitar on a full-time basis privately from my home studio, and at several schools in Surrey and Hampshire including Gordon’s School in West End, and Tomlinscote Secondary School in Camberley. I have many regular students per week, who are all of various ages, abilities, and are studying both electric and/or 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.