408 377-2504 (Union Ave Store)

408 629-1812 (Santa Teresa Blvd. Store)

James Lewis

Instrument: Acoustic Guitar Teacher, Electric Guitar Teacher, Guitar Teacher

Store: Union Store

James Lewis: Electric & Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Ukulele, Songwriting & Music Production

Cell: 831-818-9408

Email: PlayYourGuitar@comcast.net

Website: YourGuitarCoach.info

Please visit website for additional info, introductory video, music, bio, syllabus, session policy and more!


Imagine how incredible it would be to play the music you love, write your own songs and perform with other musicians? Exploring the music arts is a rewarding way to express your unique creative abilities. Whether you’re a new artist or looking to expand your musical horizons, James has the patience and expertise to guide you to a level of personal satisfaction and beyond.

Course Objectives

Insure you progress, sooner!

Encourage exploration of the music you love.

Focus on techniques which allow you to perform your favorite styles.

Enhance your working knowledge of your instrument.

1st Session Free

2nd Session Free with any guitar or ukulele purchase!

Call now to schedule your complimentary introductory session!

Introduction Video www.YourGuitarCoach.info

Sessions Overview

  • Our Main site for info is: www.YourGuitarCoach.info

  • Internet access provides fun jam tracks which put you in the band!

  • “Our Guitar Site” contains charts and diagrams used in sessions.

Check it out at http://home.comcast.net/~playyourguitar/site/

  • Additional material available in the “Guitar Tool Box” - a free online folder containing chords & lyrics for popular songs as well as streaming audio files for all method books used in session. www.dropbox.com

  • “Guitar Speed Trainer” software is integrated into sessions as a proven method for increasing speed and accuracy

Go to http://www.guitarspeed.com/gst/trial.asp

Guitar Coaching History

Music Village (2006-Present) 2971 Union Ave San Jose, CA 95124 

Park Avenue Music Center (2013-Present) 1717 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 9512

Beacock School of Music (1991-1999) Sierra Road, San Jose, California

Music Miracles (2001-2003) Cropley Avenue, San Jose, California

Studio Alum Rock! (2003-Present) Talmadge Avenue, San Jose, California

Performance History

1966: (8 years young) First private instruction

1972-1976: Guitar Showcase Music Institute:

Received electric jazz guitar instruction from Dave Costa and Ron Veliz.

1974: Formed rock group with friends, HedRush

1977: UCSD music major. Performed in cover band Ocean

1979-1980: Toured Northwest US and Canada in Soul dance band Midas Touch

1981-1983: Recorded and performed original material with Life On Earth

1983-1985: Performed with fusion jazz group Cheetah

1985-1986: Performed original material with female pop/rock singer Katy Boyd

1986-1987: Recorded and performed original material with blues group Billy Joslyn and Serious Fun

1986-1988: Recorded and performed original material with alt/rock trio Short Stories

1989- Present: Substitute in cover bands Black Market Orchestra and Full Motion

1999-2002: Produced and performed original material with California Country group GhosTown

2003-2004: Produced and performed original material with singer/songwriter Kelsi Arnold.

2005-Present: Composing and recording original material on independent label Time Designs

Sample Discography

Life on Earth – There Is... {1982 Time Designs Records}

Sarai – Para Bailar Con Usted {1985 BMG Music}

In the Gardens of Grace – {1995 World Awakening Music}

DASH! – And It Don’t Stop! {1999 Infiniti Records}

Kirtana – This Embrace {1999 Wild Dove Music}

John Cirillo & GhosTown {2002 GhosTown Records}