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Teaches Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Drum Set, Ukulele

Where words fail, music speaks. ― Hans Christian Andersen

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Teaches at:
Areas of Instruction

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Mandolin, Drum Set, Ukulele


Bachelors in Music Education

Levels Taught


Specialties / Genres Taught

Rock, Country, Jazz, Pop, Alternative, Worship

Teaching Experience

13 years

About James

James Rogers, trained as a studio musician and performer in the greater Charlotte and Atlanta area. He holds an undergraduate degree in Music Education from Liberty University.  James has been teaching privately for several years and offers lessons in  acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, and ukulele in a variety of styles, including jazz, country, rock, pop, classical, and gospel. James’ goal is to get students playing the things they love as quickly as possible. His main focus is on teaching fun, enjoyable lessons that also have a lot of content. James teaches what he calls the “7 essential skills”: picking, chords, arpeggios, scales, strumming, reading, ear training, and songs. In addition to his focus on the 7 essential skills, James uses the G4 Guitar Method, the “Rockschool” exam books, and “Mel Bay” Method books. Students start off in a grade level that depends on their level of experience. Students should be prepared to bring a folder, a guitar pick, and their instrument for lesson
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