Founder of the Guitar Cities schools and a graduate of Hope College in Psychology and Music, James Lenger has been teaching guitar and bass professionally for 23 years and has given over 70,000 lessons during that time. After touring with his band for a number of years and teaching privately, he founded the Guitar Cities music program in 2006, now located in Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and London. James instructs privately in Chicago, London, and New York. He also heads up the Guitar Cities London "Rockshop" program, which promotes performing and playing music on famous sound stages in a group setting. He instructs all ages and abilities, and features a specially designed program that focuses on the needs of beginners, and caters to what they want to learn. Even if you've never picked up a guitar before, he can teach you the song you've wanted to learn, dive into the theory you want to go through, or put a program together for you that will make you a well-rounded musician!