James is a recent graduate of the Dalhousie University (B.Mus.). He has been playing the classical, steel string, and electric guitar for more than a decade. He has a thorough knowledge of classical repertoire, as well as repertoires in Celtic music, jazz, rock, and popular music. During his degree he also took on studying North Indian music and currently studies Sarod under Ud. Irshad Khan. He has had great success adding Indian teaching techniques (especially in rhythm) to his lessons stemming from this experience. As a teacher, James has had success with a patient pedagogical approach always paired with fun and enthusiasm. He tirelessly wishes to bring the joy of music to anyone willing to learn and has taught students on a wide variety of instruments.