Music People Studios
Music People Studios

Music People Studios

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Introduction: One of the many ways I stand out is that I teach Writing as well as Reading Music. Students here learn to write their "musical names" ultimately leading to Composition principles and structure. Also being a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist gives me the ability to teach each student not only the discipline but the way to communicate with other musicians in an efficient and understanding way. (ex. a guitarist and pianist understanding each others Techniques, Vocabulary, Common Music Notations and Tablatures) I love teaching! Probably because I love learning. I have been very fortunate in my life to have had some truly awesome teachers myself. Now with years of experience in understanding the student as an individual, one of a kind, their needs and sensitivities always navigating to the Love of Music itself. As the student progresses, we record their performances in the studio for inspiration, motivation and documentation. And my favorite part is their excitement when they hear back the recording and realize this is what other people experience! Then they are "On Fire" to take their instrument to the next level. I am James Harden and the private Piano/Keyboard Instructor with Music People Studios here in Charlotte. My studio is located in the Cotswold Area of Charlotte near the intersection of Randolph and Sardis Rds. 28211. $180 is for one month of private classes (4 total) and we contract on a Calendar month-to-month basis. Classes are 60 min. in length and are generally one day each week except during Summer when they are often booked individually. We also offer 30 minute classes for $30 each = $120 per month. If you do not have a Keyboard, Violin, Guitar or Bass we can rent you one for $10 per month until you get one of your own. Here we can stress writing and composition as strongly as reading. All my sessions are held in my private recording studio. As you progress we will record your performances in the studio as often as possible for feedback, inspiration and to document your progress. Feel free to respond here for more information and/or availability. Thanks for considering our Music Studio. ... "Creative Education in Music" James Harden Music People Studios

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Kathleen T.

Violin Lessons (for adults)

As a 58 yr old beginner violin student, I am so happy to have found James. He is so kind and patient, yet challenges me more with each lesson. He is an amazing musician and well. Very professional & responsive! Highly recommend!
Nov 20, 2017
David J.

Piano Lessons

James is an excellent teacher for young musicians. He is patient with my daughter, he encourages her, and he provides age-specific lessons.
Aug 17, 2017
Erika M.

Piano Lessons (for children or teenagers)

We were looking for a piano teacher and found a full music teacher. Mr. James makes each lesson fun and filled with musical knowledge and progression. My boys have never been so excited about music and even practicing.
Feb 2, 2017
Angela J.

Violin Lessons (for adults)

Incredible educator! I was a solid beginner and he took the time to help me understand (and love) what I was doing. His love for music and music theory is so palpable in each session. I never felt rushed and he always started each lesson on my level. As an adult learner, this was key to making progress.
Sep 28, 2016
Ryan T.

Singing Lessons (for adults)

I have only had two lesson with James, but from the two lessons I have learned quite a bit surround music theory and proper voice technique. His industry knowledge is excellent and his plan for voice coaching is very thorough. Looking forward to future lessons with James!
Feb 23, 2016
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  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    Here at Music Peoples Studios we teach all levels of most popular Instruments and Voice. All classes are private, usually once a week, on the same day and are paid for by the month. We only contract for one month at a time. When the student creates something original, we have the studio right there to capture it and compile it into a "Sound Journal" on CD or DVD and is included in the monthly tuition.

  • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?

    Talk to and interview everyone in the field, then make a short list. Do your research and trust your feelings. Look for flexibility. We are interested in long term relationships that Grow. Creativity needs a safe nest with all the tools and techniques to incubate and flourish into the Vision/Dream you have.

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