James is an RGT registered guitar teacher who holds a DipHe in Popular Music Performance, gained at the University of West London in 1997.

He began playing guitar on leaving school in the mid 1980's and after two years of practice and with the aid of a teacher joined his first group “Bombchild”, a heavy rock outfit based in Hertfordshire.
After several years of songwriting and performing, working in professional recording studios and with top producers in the industry, the band broke up and James decided to study more varied styles of music to improve his level of musicality.

So, he enrolled at the Guitar Institute affiliated to the University of West London. After graduating in 1997, he began teaching guitar and became involved in varied musical projects including performing on gigs throughout Europe and recording with members of the goth legends “Fields of the Nephilim”.

He now spends his time as a full-time guitar teacher and working on his own musical projects.