James Hargreaves

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Bass, Vocals.


Born into a family of music teachers, James has been teaching since 1998, and founded Richmondshire Guitar School in 2013. He has taught extensively across the UK, Europe and the USA. His musical qualifications include Grade 8 Electric Guitar, Grade 8 Vocals, Grade 5 Bass Guitar, Grade 5 Clarinet, Grade 5 Music Theory, and Grade 3 Piano. He spent 2001-2002 on tour in the UK & Ireland with a rock band, and between 2002-2005, he also toured the southern states of the USA as a guitarist and vocalist. He has extensive studio experience both in the UK & USA, where he worked professionally as a studio musician and musical director. He currently performs with local bands 'Another Crisis' and 'Riding Blind', who have been played on multiple BBC Radio stations in 2018. James regularly gives opportunities for students to perform live, whether at a gig in a local pub, or at a school assembly, and has also recorded various students performing their pieces, which can be viewed on richmondshiremusicschool.com


  • Electric Guitar Grade 8
  • Bass Guitar Grade 5
  • Music Theory Grade 5
  • Clarinet Grade 5
  • Piano Grade 3


Fees Duration
1/2 hour£12
45 min£18
1 hour£24