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Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele

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Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Specialties / Genres Taught

Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Acoustic

Favorite Instruments

Guitar, Bass

Musical Interests

Jazz, Blues, Rock, Classical, Instrumental, Composition, Song Writing, Improvisation

Areas of Instruction

Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele


Bachelor of Music - Towson University, Master of Jazz Performance (guitar) - University of Maryland

About James

Greetings, my name is James Meyer and I've been teaching guitar, bass, and ukulele for Music & Arts since 2010. I was born and raised on the east coast and graduated from the University of Maryland with a masters degree in jazz guitar performance. I sincerely enjoy teaching music to students of all ages and ability levels.


I want to give people the gift of music so they can express themselves artfully and flex their creative muscles. I believe that everyone is inherently musical and that all people no matter their age or circumstance can achieve basic music competence - that is, they can learn to sing/play in tune and accurately to a beat. I also believe that learning music is a valuable and engaging way to spend your time. Music learning supports all learning and those with a music-rich experience have a better understanding of themselves.

Studio Practices

Each student receives individualized instruction and a chance to use their developing skills in a recital environment. I focus on the fundamentals needed to achieve great technique on the instrument and also on teaching students songs/riffs they enjoy from popular music. I want students to come to lessons excited and open to learning and I believe the teacher is ultimately responsible for igniting their passion for music.




Olathe Music & Arts 913-397-0552 OLATHE KS