James Fox's Music Tuition

Rotherham and Sheffield

James Fox


Improvisation is a keen interest of mine. I find it allows me to work with other musicians to create new and imaginative sounds and create vibrant music. I particularly enjoy performing free improvisation but I have studied many different approaches and styles of improvised music and approaches to improvisation.

Jazz improvisation
Red-hot riffs

Popular Music and Styles (Idiomatic Improvisation)

I provide improvisation tuition in rock, pop, blues, jazz and metal styles.

Learning about what how improvisation is featured in certain genres is key to success within stylised improvisation and forms part of my improvisation tuition. By working with existing and bespoke pieces and songs you will learn to quickly create music in your preferred style through structured improvisation lessons.

I do encourage a small element of composition within my approach to improvisation tuition as I have found this helps students to learn about the styles they are working with and gain a deeper understanding of why certain styles of music sound the way they do.

Free Improvisation (Free-style or Non-idiomatic Improvisation)

As well as working within styles of music and guided improvisation I am also very comfortable delivering tuition on ‘free improvisation’.

Although I am a relative newcomer to this form of improvisation I have received some outstanding first class tuition from Philip Thomas and Simon Fell as part of my Bmus (Hons) degree, which I successfully completed with a First Class grade. I have also performed with several improvisation groups and am actively looking to find more opportunities for this.