“I had been playing guitar off and on for around seven years before I started taking lessons with James. Mostly learning on my own from YouTube videos, but I have paid for lessons before. I originally just wanted to take a few lessons to brush up, but in the six months since, I have learned more than in the previous seven years combined. I had long ago given up hope of learning music theory, but James was able to explain it in a way that it just clicked for me. His teaching style is somehow both extremely patient yet demanding enough that you want to try your hardest to show him that you’ve got it. I would recommend James to anyone , whether the lessons are for someone completely new to music or someone like myself who had some background. He was always punctual, and has worked with me when my schedule threw a wrench in plans. Really can’t say enough about how happy I am with his methods and the personal gains that I’ve seen while taking lessons with James.”

Travis M.

Jamey was a wonderful teacher of cello and guitar for our two sons. He is highly skilled and fun and my boys loved him. I would recommend him to all my friends if he still lived here in Grand Rapids! Miss you Jamey!

Patti B.