Best Classical Guitar lessons in Los Angeles
This is a single take demo on a $200 Chateau guitar,
(Pepe Romero now has the guitar)
Thanks for listening! Love Tarrega!
( Lets start with our previous Studio Benefit Concerts and Guitar Master Classes)
EDM services ( Brian Payne ) and the James Hunley guitar studio presents,
Virtuoso Guitarist Ana Vidovic, In Concert February 18, 3 PM 2018 at the Warner Grand theater San Pedro CA
(This was our second benefit concert for our College and Connservatory -Classical guitar students.)
To date, the Hunley Guitar Studio has raised over $65,000 in Scholarships for Guitarists
Our first (free) master class (with Ana Vidovic) was in a humble church basement.
Our second (Free) Master Class was with Maestros, Pepe and Celino Romero,
and third class with Ana Vidovic and Xuefei Yang was at the Marina del rey yacht club.
( which included a buffet lunch and hosted bar) These Classes were provided by Brian Payne,
Brian, you have style, grace and you are a fine guitarist. Thanks!!
And thanks to EDM for its stuardship of the Scholarship fund!!
And thank you Chris Reyes for your vision, work and Make it happen attitude.
Click here for a few Memories of our studio master class with,
From all of us who work on the James Hunley studio concerts, traveling musical trips and Benefit concerts, our meditation is that,
Music will bring you Joy, Reflection, Peace and Hope. That you will "see beauty, act with random and useful kindness and radiate love to all those who are in your path."
It is up to each of us to change the course of our thinking and to let love overcome hate, anger, anxiety and fear.
Love is the answer and music is an expression of an artists ability to love.
What is The Hunley guitar studio?
We are an ecletic family who gives scholarships, guitars, strings, instrution and mentorship to guitar students in our Community. Students from the Hunley Classical Guitar studio have been accepted to some of the most prestgious music schools... (including, The San Francisco Conservatory- of Music, and Pepperdine. Studying with Christopher Parkening) Our students have been awarded (from these schools) scholarships exceding $180,000. We are blessed to be apart of their musical path!
It is something truly unique in this competitive world, to have such a diversity of race, religion and political views melt into a body of kind supportive people.
I am honored to be a part of it and it is truly mindboggling that so many people are on the same page.
If you're interested in guitar instruction with James Hunley,
click on this link http://jameshunley.com/catalog_1.html
email , firstname.lastname@example.org
or call james at 323-447-8517
And... here are 2 of the best guitar teachers in Los Angeles
Stevielyn Munoz in Granada Hills is an excellent guitarist, teacher and a brilliant performer!
She has a Degree from CSULA in music and was the featured soloist in www.anaandfeiinla.com concert,
She has depth and emotion that is a true gift to her Audiences and students. www.stevielynmunozguitar.com
Brian Silverman is an amazing guitarist (Electric, Acoustic and Nylon string) teacher! Expertly covering many generes of music, (from rock to jazz,) he has a degree from Berklee College of music and years of touring.
Brian is also a professional studio guitarist with a passion for expanding his abilities.
James Hunley's Biography
"One of the phrases s have used to describe the classical guitar of James Russell Hunley, the voice of love.
Romance is instantaneous when he applies his technical agility to the captivating passages of the masterworks he performs.
Such is the essence of the classical guitar, which may well be the most introspective of all musical instruments. It is what first attracted Mr. Hunley to the guitar, and what compels him today.
Classical guitar has dominated James Hunley's life since he was thirteen years old. Born in Chandler, Arizona to a U.S. air force fighter-test pilot and a real-estate broker, he is the only professional musician in a family of five children. As a teen-ager he was obsessed with the guitar. He would begin practice at 4 a.m. and continue practicing after school into the evening. Much to the objections of his parents he even ate dinner at his music stand.
While his family was living in San Angelo Texas, the young Mr. Hunley performed in local restaurants.
Several patrons took note of his performance. One patron, the Hal Noelke family was so taken by his playing that they offered to sponsor his future studies. He chose to study at the San Francisco conservatory of music. At the conservatory he gained a solid foundation in music, and the technical skills with which he could continue to explore the historic techniques of the classical guitar masters. Over the years he has woven those techniques into an individual style and interpretation.
A strong affirmation of Mr. Hunleys muscianship came many years ago from California Luthier John Gilbert, whose guitars are among the most sought after in the world. The list of requests for purchasing A Gilbert guitar would take over 23 years to fill, but Mr. Hunley's playing for John secured him the opportunity to purchase a guitar after only one year on the waiting list.
Presently living in Los Angeles California, Mr. Hunley divides his time between
Performing and television /recording production. He has hosted 3 Seasons of
the U.S. television shows that both instructs and communicates the internal dialogue of acoustic music. His C.D. has been heard throughout the North American Continent.
The Music video from lasting Impressions, La Catedral, (shot in Big Sur, CA),
has been broadcast on, PBS, A&E and The Arts Channel in the U.S..It has been seen internationally on, Arts, from satellite galaxy one. His second solo C.D., is now in its second pressing.
In regard to his live performances, music critic Robert Masulla called his playing
"Beautifully phrased, amazingly subtle and incredibly sure." However, James believes that the emotional response is the most important feedback
for him as an artist. -"nothing greater in life than to touch someone's soul through your music".
An advocate for de mustifying classical music, James believes in using film and video to visually communicate the internal dialogue of music. He has served as executive producer on many classical music videos, including Pepe Romero's "Recuerdos de la Alhambra" for Phillips records.
Mr. Hunley's interests and skills are eclectic. His leisure time is spent reading and
Studying, or at the opposite end of the energy spectrum, running, exercising Scuba diving and deep water snorkeling, (preferably in warm water).
James Hunley has performed in the USA ,The South Pacific, Mexico, and Western Europe. He maintains two full recitals in memory and the Concierto de Aranjuez by Rodrigo.
James Hunley studios benefit concert with Ana Vidovic and Xuefei Yang. (This concert raised over $41,000 for College scholarships)
With the covid 19 virus keeping our studio apart
James has implemeted a Cross Modal, online teaching method.
He has developed a truly effective way to give succesful online guitar lessons.
The price of these online guitar lessons is $55 per hour.
The Hunley studio also offers FREE 45 minute technique lessons on Wednesday and Friday mornings
at 11 AM (PST) and a FREE open mic, on Sunday at 6:30 PM (PST)
ALL musical styles are welcom to perform...or you can just listen in.
Click on the link below to see how I integrate my Cross Modal teaching method, in my online guitar lessons.