James is a Jersey Shore-based musician who has been studying guitar for over 15 years. His origins are primarily in jazz, of which he learned under the teachings of Professor Aaron Leone of Monmouth University. Additionally, he studied for nearly a decade at the The Guitar and Bass Academy of Jackson where he learned a variety of other styles, including rock, pop, metal, blues, and even some country. James is also an accomplished performer, frequently playing with several bands in venues all about the tri-state area and even occasionally in distant major cities such as Boston and Baltimore. James has several years of teaching experience and has worked with quite a wide variety of students throughout the years, ranging from just 5 years old to mature adults. His goal is to not only help and inspire his students to become better guitar players, but to also help them become artists who have the unique ability to express themselves through music.