James Arbery - Bradley Stoke, Frampton Cotterell, Yate and Bristol Guitar Teacher

Ready to find your musical groove? I'm James, and I've been helping music enthusiasts of all levels discover the joy of playing guitar, bass, and ukulele for over 20 years. Whether you're just starting out or looking to refine your skills, my lessons are designed to make learning fun, comfortable, and inspiring.

No need for stuffy studios or rigid routines. Step into my virtual music room from the cozy corner of your home, and let's explore the songs that make you feel alive. We'll weave those melodies together with a touch of theory, building your confidence and skills as we go.

I'm all about creating a relaxed and supportive learning environment, where you can progress at your own pace and explore your musical passions.

Think grades are all about scales and tedious exercises? Think again! I'll guide you through the grade-level materials with a fun and engaging approach, keeping you motivated and inspired. Whether you're aiming for top marks or simply broadening your musical horizons, I'll help you achieve your goals while having a blast along the way.

I'm also an active musician who brings real-world experience to my lessons. I play live in bands every week, so if you dream of rocking the stage or a career in the music industry, I can share practical insights and guidance to help you reach your full potential.

I'm a DBS-checked instructor, committed to providing a safe and welcoming learning environment for musicians of all ages.

So, grab your favourite instrument, a warm cup of something, and let's make some music together.


March Gigs

1st @ The Canteen, Bristol
2nd @ Dragon Kiss, Weston-s-Mare
3rd @ The Raven, Bristol
7th @ The Brass Pig
8th @ Nowhere, Bath
9th @ The Turnpike, Bristol
14th @ The Strand, Cheltenham
15th @ The Three Horseshoes, Bradford on Avon
16th @ The Langton, Bristol
22nd @ Club 22, Keynsham
23rd @ Private Event
28th @ Concorde Club, Southampton
29th @ The Barrelhouse, Bristol
30th @ Private Event
31st @ The Three Brooks, Bristol
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To contact me for lessons, booking The Soul Strutters or session/depping please email, call or use the contact form and I'll get back to you within 24 hours.

07742 339 760