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Mr James Carson
Mr James Carson

More than 20 years guitar and vocal experience.
Live performing and studio recording artist.
10 years songwriting
Experience playing rhythm, lead and bass guitar in bands.
Experience in teaching beginners guitar and bass
Instruments: Guitar (Teach)
Bass (Teach)
Genre/Style(s): Pop
Blues (a little)
Ability Levels: Beginners to Intermediate


I am a guitar and bass guitar teacher based on Bolton. I play other instruments but not to the level the I would feel confident teaching them. I drive and have transport so I am able to travel to your location within a reasonable distance of Bolton.

I am a very resourceful self taught musician. I have no official qualifications as such, but I have been playing guitar for over twenty years. My experience and knowledge of guitar comes from real world application. In that time I have been playing live and in recording sessions for numerous bands and solo projects.

I am a singer songwriter with a great ear for music across many genres. I started out as a play-by-ear musician but have recently been learning to read music. I still approach the guitar with a play-by-ear method because I am so comfortable with the instrument and the way chord combinations and song structures work.

I have performed original songs on BBC radio. I was included in the line up of best north west songwriters to perform for Bob Harris and Grammy winning Nashville songwriters in 2017. A couple of my original tracks have been selected for Tom Robinsons Fresh Faves and played on his 6 Music show.

My strongest genres are pop, rock, country and folk. I can play rhythm and lead guitar and finger picking styles. I can also play and teach Bass guitar if needed.

I have had experience teaching kids guitar and bass, all of whom have gone on to play in bands and enjoy a creative musical life... either professionally or just for fun. I have also taught friends and some retirees who have always had the desire but perhaps not the confidence to persue a musical hobby.

How would you learn to play the guitar with me? On your terms with your choice of songs (within my limits and abilities). I believe strongly that the only way to maintain interest and willingness to learn an instrument is to learn the music you like and the songs you want to play. Even when challenging, music should always move and inspire us. The lesson materials will be pooled from various resources - books, internet or just good old fashion listening and repeating. By whatever means, we will learn those songs you love.

With me you will not only learn how to play the guitar, you will also learn about popular music basics like song structure and common chord patterns. You will learn how to identify song keys and how to develop your ear for music... you may even learn a little about song writing too and we could develop your own original music.

Contact James

Address: Greater Manchester
Mobile: 07939645054
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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