Where are Lessons Offered
In Teacher Studio
Online via Webcam
DJP is not just a place to find another vocal coach. Clients absolutely get the best one-on-one coaching at a good price, but also other included services are incredibly beneficial.
From his extensive background of performing, producing, songwriting, composing for TV, shooting music videos; he brings all of this experience and knowledge and delivers it to you.
With a bachelors in Radio/Television from SFSU, Certificate from Berklee College of Music and countless hours working with music from every angle, you are in the best hands.
- One on one vocal coaching
- Latest vocal coaching techniques used by celebrities and current stars
- Sharpen skills as a songwriter
- Detailed homework for constant progression
- Access to recording professionally in the studio during your lesson
- Access to music video team
- Quarterly performance recitals
- Comfortable waiting room with big screen, magazines, water etc
My Musical Education Background
SFSU Radio & Television Bachelors
Berklee College of Music Certificate
Sing Inc Certified Instructor
Playing Piano age 4+
Playing Drums age 8+
Playing Guitar age 16+
Singing age 16+
Multiple bands as drummer
-Teaching roughly 70 singers privately
-Performing live and youtube in 'Fate Under Fire'
-Composing/Singing for national TV
-Producing & Cowriting with singing students
Genres and Subjects Taught
Pop, Rock, R&B, Musical Theater
The following rates are for the most impacted times:Evenings. Prices are cheaper for earlier sessions. Prices subject to change.
100$/Month for 2 half hour lessons
200$/Month for 4 half hour lessons
300$/Month for 4 45 min lessons
400$/Month for 4 one hour lessons
Ages / Skill Levels Taught
My Certifications and Awards
Sing Inc Certified Voice Instructor
Personal Music Accomplishments:
MTVU Rotation and winner of Freshman 5. Music Video: 'On The Water'
Ryan Seacrest.com winner of best Roar video
BRAVO Millionaire matchmaker 2011-2012airing Season 5 composer
TBS Cougar Town Season 5 Episode 6 Song: 'On The Water'
TBS Cougar Town Season 5 Episode 3 Song: 'All I Ever Wanted'
CBS All In - Theme song: 'On The Water'
FILM The Adventures of RoboRex - Song: 'Come Away'
SHORT FILM The Magic Murderer - Composing
AT&T 'On The Water'
Prius Singing 'Get Happy' on Regional Commercial
My Musical Influences
Anything from classical, Soundtracks, Musicals, Alt Rock, R&B, EDM, Pop, the list goes on and on
Rio Linda, CA
I am overjoyed with Mr. David James.He has all the qualities that I desire in a teacher. I trust in his abilities and feel he can take me far. Bravo!
My daughter has been working with David for a while now and I can see her improve after every lesson. She thought that it was impossible in the beginning but now she enjoys it. David is the best and I'm so glad we found him.
I enjoy my lessons with David. He tells you that you can do things with your voice that you imagined you couldn't and then goes on to prove that he's right - THAT gives your confidence a boost and shows your self-doubt the door! David also suggests different avenues you could explore as a singer & I'm now dabbling in song-writing, something I never would've dreamed of doing otherwise. He keeps it real, applauds your strengths and works on areas that could use improvement. Highly recommend him!
After my son's first lesson, I knew that David had the skills and experience to help my son reach his goals with his voice. The recording equipment on sight is also a plus!
Fair Oaks, CA
David is a fantastic instructor. I have been taking lessons from him for 6 months and I have learned a lot from him. David makes lessons fun and exciting. I have fun practicing and cannot wait until my next lesson. Not only has David helped me with my voice, but also with my self esteem and confidence. He is very positive and encouraging.
North Highlands, CA
David is awesome. My 5 year old daughter is taking singing lesson with him and he is extremely patient with her. Even my daughter said "he is so good to me mommy". He's very talented. He knows his stuff.
I have been enjoying my lessons with David immensely. The sessions are fun and challenging and he is incredibly supportive and knowledgeable. You won't regret giving him a try.
North Highlands, CA
Dave is a great guy and teacher. We talked about what goals I wanted to reach and exceeded all of them and more.
David is an AWESOME vocal coach! I have seen a huge improvement in my daughter's confidence as well as singing ability since we have been with him. We have utilized other coaches in the past and NONE have come close to David. I would recommend him all the way!
All around great experience. Not only a great vocal coach, but David is one of those people who radiates positivety and I leave my sessions feeling much more energetic and optimistic about life.
David James is an above average vocal coach teacher amd mentor. He more than encourages and inspires his student s I'd recommend him and have to anyone who will hear me out
Citrus Heights, CA
I have gone through vocal coaches Like toilet paper, due to the fact they really don't have the proper education and music background. David does not stick to one style of singing and that's all you learn. He is very diversified with many singing styles. Example you want to sing pop music. He will teach you all the techniques of different styles of singing to help you be a well rounded singer. Yes he will let you sing what you want, but his vocal warm up techniques are very unique and effective. I have had 4 lessons so far and from the 1st lesson to my most recent, my singing is like day and night. He is the best, most knowledgeable coach I have ever had. This review is coming from an advanced singer, so I know what I'm talking about!
Working with James is great! He's engaging and very passionate about what he does. Looking forward to working with him in the future!
David has helped me out immensely with singing in the last year. I was always afraid to sing, but with David's help, I have now sang confidently in front of hundreds of people. Lessons take place in a comfortable, professional environment, and I've enjoyed everything I've learned so far. With David's help, my voice and range have greatly improved!
David is probably one of the best vocal coach in Sacramento. He's been working with my sister for a while and I just recently started. He's great at making you feel comfortable singing. David definitely makes the singing lessons a lot of fun. I definitely suggest making an appointment with him.
I absolutely love working with David. He's the first vocal coach/vocal lessons I've EVER had, and I couldn't ask for a better one. It's only been my 5th lesson and so much has improved. He makes vocal lessons fun and something you look forward to. I DEFINITELY recommend David if you are looking into taking lessons. You wont regret it!
David is AMAZING!! I have worked with a few really great vocal coaches over the last year and a half and I have to say that David really brings out something in me that I didn't know I had. I started out very shy and from my first lesson with him he had me doing things I had never done before and more importantly feeling more confident about myself and my voice. You can tell he cares about his students on so many levels and truly gives everything he has to help you get better. He makes me feel so comfortable even when I am uncomfortable, and that was exactly what I needed! ;) In a very short amount of time, I have gone from being so embarrassed to sing in front of anyone I would only practice in my car, to singing and dancing on stage in front of 100+ people. I would recommend David to anybody from a shy beginner like me to the most experienced singer...this guy definitely knows what he is talking about! I am blessed to have found him.