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About James B.
Senior Lecturer at Leeds Conservatoire (theory, double/electric bass, ensemble, improvisation, composition, across all genres)
Cover Lecturer at BIMM Manchester (Masters level)
Saturday Music School at LCoM (group double bass lessons and ensemble, ages 9-13)
Bass guitar, electric bass, theory teacher with Harrogate Grammar School
Composer in Residence with award-winning creative enterprise Make The Paint Dance
Workshop leader for Jazzlines (THSH Birmingham, ages 8-18)
10 years of private tuition in double bass, electric bass and composition
Current students include: bass ukulele, actor musicians (double and electric bass)
My approach ensures that my students are encouraged and inspired to explore all aspects of music making from the very beginning; active listening, improvisation, composition, ear training and rhythmic skills are used together to help to develop the whole musician and improve instrumental abilities.
As part of my teaching offer I am able to give extra feedback on your playing via video/audio/email in between lessons at no extra cost. I also offer bespoke resources where necessary as well as give listening recommendations etc. :)
I have experience teaching a wide range of people from young beginners to older professionals, and aim to develop the confidence and skills of my students in a safe and inclusive environment. I am happy to work towards grade exams, personal musical goals, conservatoire auditions, original songs/compositions, identifying together which areas we want to develop and work on and providing the necessary tools and resources to further skills. Most of all, I provide a fun and enthusiastic learning environment to make lessons enjoyable for everyone!
- Lessons are available at my home in Hunslet, at the student's location or online via the Music Tutors Online Classroom / Zoom / Skype / Teams / Facetime
- Training/experience in remote teaching and learning, 1 to 1 and groups (Leeds Conservatoire)
- I am available to teach in person during relaxations of Corona restrictions (vaccinated and regularly tested)
- Lessons delivered at the student's location are subject to an additional transport fee of £12 per lesson which can be added when you confirm and purchase lessons