James is an instructor with over 20 years experience. He teaches guitar, bass,ukulele, mandolin, and music fundamentals. James has worked alongside and toured with many major artists in genre of Rock, Blues, Jazz, Heavy Metal, and other styles. James started his first musical band at the age of 12 in Culver City California. He started playing guitar at the age of 7 his Father a musician and his Mother a dancer he comes from a very well-rounded musical family. James is not only a musician and instructor he’s also an active luthier and makes custom guitars. In 1990 James started his career in television and music, he attended Santa Monica College where he studied classical and flamenco guitar. He also attended West Los Angeles College where he studied music, music appreciation and the history of world music.