Instructor
Joined in
2018

James

Instructor

Teaches Guitar

Interested in taking lessons with James

Teaches at:
Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate

Current Band(s)/Gig(s)

Cabinets of Curiosity

Areas of Instruction

Guitar

Performance Experience

Multiple Musicals, Many years of playing in bands

Current Projects

Cabinets of Curiosity, Jersey Groove

Favorite Instruments

Altamira M01, Martin D-28, Epiphone ES-175, Gibson SG

Favorite Bands

Yes, Rush, Django Reinhardt, Angelo DeBarre, Van Halen, King Crimson, Pink Floyd, Gonzalo Bergara, Stochelo Rosenberg, Gojira, R.E.M.

Education

BA Music Rutgers University

Musical Interests

Gypsy Jazz, Prog Rock

Specialties / Genres Taught

Gypsy Jazz, Rock, Metal, Pop, Jazz

About James

James Naprawa is a guitarist/ instructor from Bordentown, New Jersey. Throughout his ten years of guitar playing experience, James has dabbled in a variety of musical genres and playing styles, ranging from rock/metal, jazz, blues, classical, and many others, though his main focus now is on the traditional playing style of Gypsy Jazz. James graduated from Rutgers University Camden in 2018, with a Bachelor of Music degree. It was at this university that he studied with contemporary musicians Michael Nikolidakis, Stefan Arnarson, and Mark Zaki.

As an instructor, James focuses intently on proper technique in order to minimize potential injury as well as musicality and applying musical knowledge to the guitar. His main goal however is to create a fun and challenging learning environment for his students that will foster a love for the craft for years to come.

James also tries to remain active in the local music scene. He can be found often in Philly playing at local Gypsy Jazz jam sessions, as well as around the area playing with his original band, Cabinets of Curiosity, and his Jazz group Jersey Groove.

 

Marlton Music & Arts 856-985-5557 Marlton NJ