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James
 

Piano Voice and Singing Lessons in Los Angeles CA from James
Melody Music Studios was founded in 1989 (that's right...1989!), and hire professional music instructors that are trained, versatile in what they offer, and love to teach! References and full background checks are conducted.
We offer all instruments, levels, and styles, and traditional or by ear lessons, tailoring the lessons to the student's interests and goals, taught in a positive and fun way.
We offer a one business day grace period to cancel after the trial lesson. If you're not happy with the lesson, it's FREE!
*After the trial lesson, future lessons can be cancelled anytime with a 30 day notice

James received a Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Performance from Yale University in 2001 in New Haven, CT. Before that, James graduated from the University of Houston in Houston, TX with a Bachelors in Music Performance in 1994. James has been teaching since 1996, and his styles include jazz, rhythm and blues, pop, Broadway, and classical, among other styles. He is currently on the staff at UCLA as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach for the music department, and over the summer has been on faculty at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA and as opera coach for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. He frequently performs throughout Southern California in well-known venues, piano bars and cabarets. He has directed and played for numerous Broadway productions and for numerous headlining shows. James is also a concert pianist, performing concertos with several symphonies. His awards include prizes in the New York Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the National Chopin Competition, the Washington International Piano Competition at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., the Olga Koussevitsky Piano Competition in New York, the Salon de Virtuosi Awards in New York, the Houston Symphony Ima Hogg National Young Artist Competition, and the title of Top Instrumentalist in the World Championships for the Performing Arts in Burbank, CA.

Personality rating: outgoing

Monthly Rates Below for Weekly Lessons, Regardless of 4 or 5 Weeks in a Month

Instructor's Studio
30 min/week $125/month
45 min/week $180/month
60 min/week $235/month
Student's home
30 min/week $155/month
45 min/week $210/month
60 min/week $265/month
James has been teaching with Melody Music Studios since: 10/14/2011
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Age: 40's.    Lessons offered in either student's home or instructor's studio.     NW Los Angeles near Hwy 101 and Echo Park Ave
Travels up to 20 miles
Studio description: Home studio-large living room
Skype lessons offered
Small group available
Equipment: Schimmel 7 foot grand piano
This instructor teaches the following instrument(s) and categories:
Voice
Piano
Keyboard

Schedule below

*Other times may be available. Please let us know if you need a time that is not listed, and we'll be happy to check with the instructor.

Mon
Tue
Wed
Thur 1PM-6PM
Fri 3:30PM-530PM
Sat
Sun 4PM-7PM