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James Dougherty

Mountain Grove, MO 65711 (map)

Lessons Offered

Bass, Guitar

Where are Lessons Offered

In Teacher Studio

Virtual / Online

About Me

I can get you past the barriers of learning Bass or Guitar with my one on one in person or Zoom Conferencing lessons! Based off my 20 years of studio work/ touring prior to attending two advanced music colleges in the late nineties, I have developed a method for any level student, which covers ear training, timing, finger picking, hybrid flat picking, chord structures, scales, and most importantly, collaborating with others you may know without being dependant on watching their moves! I always encourage students to select two favorite songs to learn. I cover many genres of music leaving you lots of options.

I have been a studio musician/ touring professional since 1985 and I've taught many bass and guitar students from Boston, Colorado, New Mexico, North Carolina, Vermont, and Tennessee mentoring both non music reading students, advanced level players, to studio and touring musicians. I have also won awards for my songs.

I host private one on one lessons via the Zoom Conference app which is free and is the industry standard among colleges. Students use Zelle through their bank or The Cash App for simple efficient payments. If you like Chet Atkins, Robben Ford, Vince Gill,Tommy Emmanuel, Brooks and Dunn, Ronnie'solo works, classic rock, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's classic country then you'll love my lessons! Any style is possible! I'm listed on Google with all five star reviews. Please Book lessons here (contact me)

If you've tried Thumbtack you know there are glitches in requests getting through! Sign up on my website! (contact me) Samples are available on bandmix. You do not have to know how to read music     
to learn bass or guitar if you can whistle a song you can learn it!
St. Louis to Cabool and beyond students welcome! Be sure to check out the many five star google client recommendations. Beginner, Intermediate, and advanced levels Book here (contact me)   

My Musical Education Background

Castleton State College AA Music 1995-1997 Guitar 1 & 2, Jazz Band, 1 st Tenor Choir

Green Mountain College AA Music, 1997-1999 1st Tenor 52 Piece Welsh Choir, Guitar 1 & 2, 

Genres and Subjects Taught

If you like the Allman Bros, Warren Haynes, Chet Atkins, Robben Ford, Mark Knopfler, Vince Till, Tommy Emmanuel, Brooks and Dunn, Ronnie's & Lindsay Buckingham's solo works, rock, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's classic country then you'll love my lessons! AnyAny style is possible!

Lesson Rates

$35 As a courtesy during this pandemic all lessons will be set at this rate!

Ages / Skill Levels Taught

Beginner, Intermediate, and advanced level players of all ages. If you can whistle a tune you can learn it!

My Certifications and Awards

Original Corona Virus Song Copyrighted 2020 Library Of Congress

Editors Choice Award for outstanding achievement in poetry for lyrics submitted 2008.

International Library Of Poetry United States.

My Musical Influences

Jay Pritchard, Paul Buxbaum, Jim Holland 1978-1980, The Ezra Sound Horn Band Members 1980-2020, Rob Henrichon, Art Chase, Duane Carleton, Rick Redington, Billy Comstock, and all the great musicians that frequented Ezra back in the day! 

Allman Bros, Associations, Warren Haynes, The Boss, John Hiatt, Ryan Bingham, Chet Atkins, CCR, Zombies, Robben Ford, Rush, Mark Knopfler, CSNY, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, The Who, The Kinks, Fleetwood Mac, Rolling Stones, The Eagles & members solo works, Del Fuegos, Doors, Turtles, BB King, Paul Simon,  Mama's and Papa's, Eddie Rabbit, Tommy Emmanuel, Brooks and Dunn, Ronnie's & Lindsay Buckingham's solo works, rock, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's classic country and to many to list!

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