James Fox's Music Tuition

Rotherham and Sheffield

James Fox

About The Tutor

My own musical journey started as a guitarist and musician playing in many semi-professional bands from 1995 - 2009, recording and supporting a full album release in 2003. Around this time I started providing private guitar lessons. I still love teaching music and I believe that learning about music should be as exciting and engaging for you as it is for me. This is why each lesson is catered to your needs and personal goals!

I am a music graduate with a First Class Honours degree (BMus) from the University of Huddersfield. I also hold a Masters degree (by research) in composition, graduating with Distinction.

I discovered a passion for composition as well as researching and writing about video game music through my studies. If you would like to read any of my writing or see some of the experimental projects I completed as a student, including my MA thesis, please visit my composer profile website where everything is available for free!

My guitar tuition and piano tuition are by far the most popular tuition services, but I also offer tuition in many other areas including ukulele tuition, theory of music tuition, composition tuition and much more!


I have been a passionate musician since I was very young, starting by learning recorder at school. I have come a long way since then, being a professional full-time music tutor since 2003!

My musical experience spans over 20 years which includes music tuition, live performances, studio recording, composition, workshops and achieving the highest grades in academic study. A brief summary includes:
• working as a professional music tutor in Rotherham for over 18 years.

• formal teaching qualification (PTLLS)
• formal qualifications across several instruments and music theory

• active as a musician and composer
• countless live performances in band, ensemble and solo formats

• compositions performed by internationally recognised professional musicians

• recording, producing and supporting a commercial release with an independent record label

• confidence with many different types of music-making in all genres of popular music, classical guitar repertoire, contemporary, experimental music and free improvisation

Degree in Music - BMus (Hons) - First Class

Studying for this qualification involved:

• composition over the full three years of study

• theory of music: counterpoint, harmony, analysis and history (from medieval to modern)

• composing music for the moving image

• improvisation

• continued honing of live performance skills

• examining art and music through the 20th and 21st centuries

• music in educational contexts, including placement

• enhanced academic research and writing skills

• aural skills training and testing

Master of Arts (by Research) - Distinction

Studying for this advanced qualification involved:

• interdisciplinary research and practice

• composing music for traditional instruments

• composing using video

• video content creation

• web design

• planning and writing of a thesis (ca. 20,000 words)

During my studies at University I continued to deliver music tuition at Get Sorted Academy of music. My part time tuition at Get Sorted allowed me to focus on a small number of students while also achieving the highest grades possible in my own studies.