James Allen teaches rock, blues, jazz, pop, classical and folk on both electric and acoustic guitar. Teaching since 1977, he coaches students of all ages and abilities individually, in ensembles, small groups and larger classes.
He performs regularly with his duo playing jazz and blues, with Cuerda y Madera playing Latin jazz, with Gypsy Mania playing gypsy jazz and freelances. In the past, he has worked with Johnny Mojo Blues Band, Classic Big Band and with Anthony Cox, Cynthia Johnson, Chris Lomheim, Jay Epstein, Gary Berg and Michael O’Brien.
James has a Bachelor’s in Music and a Diploma of Education from the University of Tasmania, Australia with a major in classical guitar.
“James is very patient, pleasant, and knowledgeable. He is fun to learn from and keeps the lessons interesting.” –MacPhail Student