Melbourne Music Teachers

Sing n Strum with Daniel James

Sing n Strum with Daniel James

9 Pleasant Street, Kilsyth VIC, Australia

Guitar Lessons | Keyboard Lessons, Piano Lessons, Singing Lessons, Ukulele Lessons | Artist development, Aural Lessons, Song Writing Workshops, Theory Lessons, Composition Lessons, Drama Lessons, Music And Movement For Under Fives, VCE Music Exam Preparation, Skype Lessons

  • Qualifications: Master of Education (Monash) , Double Degree in Secondary Teaching/Arts (Drama) (Deakin) Diploma of Music (Jazz /Pop) (Box Hill) Grad Certificate in Orff Music Ed (ACU)
  • Pricing: $40 per half hour for singing $35 for guitar
  • Styles: Clasisclal, Jazz, contemporary
  • Suitability: Guitar from 6 years to adult . Voice from 12 years to adult


I’ve been teaching and performing Music for over 20 years.

I currently teach at three local primary schools. I also teach at high schools

Singing in concert, theatre, street performing you name it I’ve done it all.

I’m also a registered Marriage Celebrant and often sing as a part of the ceremony.

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I am a trained tenor and can adjust the tone of my voice to suit the style  of music. (Elvis to Anthony Warlow)

I have been teaching guitar for over 20 years.  I am  specialist in young beginners,  teaching them to read music and not just the “Evil Tab!”(lol)

I have taught both classroom and instrumental music in schools as well as private lessons for many years.

I am mind numbingly patient with students, and I used to swear I’d never become a music teacher because all the music teachers I knew I thought had a hormonal in balance!

I teach the way I would have liked to be taught!

I make it fun, at times  I have been known to clown around a bit to get students attention or to help them lighten up when getting frustrated at themselves.

Parents are welcome to come and sit in and observe and even get involved so the student can be supported in practice at home.

I have strategies to teach students with special needs developed over the years and have helped students on the autism spectrum develop finger strength and they respond to music like no other students.

We (my wife Donna and I)  hold a concert each year for our students to share their music with family and friends.

Teaching Info

Students should come away from a lesson feeling supported and they have had fun and they can do it!

I spend half of my life taking the word “Can’t” out of peoples vocabulary.

I have taught people to sing in tune when they couldn’t pitch a note.

I have hundreds of students to read music confidently and to gain skills both guitar and singing.

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