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Mr James Barratt
Mr James Barratt

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BA (Hons) Contemporary Popular Music (ACM)
Art & Craft of Songwriting (Coventry University)
Grade 8 Guitar (Rockschool)
Instruments: Guitar
Genre/Style(s): Rock
Ability Levels: Intermediate to Advanced


All ages and abilities welcome. Guitar (Electric/ Acoustic/ Bass)
Fully DBS certified (2017).
100% pass rate for all my students.
Skype lessons available if you are not local!

I teach Rockschool and classical syllabuses, as well as varying lessons by learning popular tunes (all genres) and student favourites.

Lessons are fun, relaxed and tailored to your abilities and what you want to achieve.

I've been a full time musician and teacher since graduating from The Academy of Contemporary Music in '07, studying their BA(Hons) in Contemporary Popular Music. I regularly perform live in both original and function bands, and compose music for film trailers, television commercials and other media. I also offer recording services from my studio in Alcester, and am currently working RSL awards as an examiner.

Please get in touch with any questions, and hopefully we can arrange a first lesson.

Student Testimonials:

"James is a fantastic teacher who ensures his students are able to reach their full potential. I have been learning the guitar for just over a year and obtained a distinction in my grade 2 and (in the same year) am ready to take my grade 3 exam. This was made possible by James' calm, patient, and thorough approach. His lessons are very enjoyable and I have covered a variety of musical styles as well as the exam syllabus."
- Oliver (Jul 2014)

"James is a talented musician who has really motivated and inspired my teenage son to learn the guitar; after 12 months tuition elsewhere where he was bored and frustrated he has progressed enormously with James and achieved a very high mark in his grade 2 exam, as well as learning to play other tracks he is interested in. James has taught him acoustic and electric guitar, and has also taught my husband (who was an absolute beginner) the basics of playing the bass guitar. I know they both feel that James' relaxed and friendly, but structured approach have made all the difference. We would not hesitate to recommend him as a teacher."
- Melanie (Jul 2014)

Contact James

Address: Warwickshire
Phone: 07706443789
Mobile: 07706443789
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00

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