Lessons


WHAT DO YOU LEARN IN YOUR MUSIC LESSONS?

I do not treat every student the same in terms of what and how we teach. A seven year old having his or her first guitar lesson will have very different needs from a fifty-seven year-old who’s been playing for 30 years. There is an enormously wide variety of goals and needs from student to student. One of the main reasons to choose the James Flood Guitar Lessons is that I am sensitive to the fact that every student is an individual with goals unique to him or her.

If you enroll here for lessons, I will work with you to make a plan that fits your needs and musical preferences. At your first lesson I will ask you what you want to be able to with the guitar– what style(s) you want to be able to play or what skills you hope to gain — and will then set goals to help you accomplish whatever musical aspirations you have for yourself or your child.

WHAT STYLES OF MUSIC DO YOU TEACH?

I teach classical, finger style, and various acoustic guitar styles.

WHAT ARE YOUR QUALIFICATIONS?

I have been teaching private guitar lessons for 26 years at music schools, colleges and my own private teaching studios. I have my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Classical Guitar Performance from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University where for my Master’s degree I was one of a select number of students who studied under Manuel Barrueco, widely regarded as one of the best classical guitarists in the world.

WHAT ARE YOUR RATES?

Rates are $27.50 per half-hour. The first lesson is free with no commitment entailed. Lessons are paid on a month to month basis at a flat fee of $110 per month. If starting paid lessons in the middle of the month, that first month is prorated. There are no long term contacts.


What students and
parents say...

"I drive an hour from Akron for my lessons and guarantee that James is one of the best guitar instructors in Northeast Ohio."

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"I wanted to reiterate one more time how wonderful this whole experience has been for me, and how exceptional James is at guitar instruction I hope to be able to study with him for many years to come."

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"James is an amazing instructor."

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"Mr. Flood is...always able to help students make progress with his attention to detail and wide understanding of playing styles."

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"Mr. Flood's exceptional skill has opened up a new love for music..."

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"Mr.Flood's great understanding of how much a child can absorb at each lesson have produced results which have been encouraging to both David and parents....Mr. Flood is a wonderful teacher..."

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"James can help you achieve that next level."

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