Ross James

Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Blues Guitar, Songwriting, Lead Guitar, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Rock Guitar, Improvisation, Metal Guitar, Music Theory
124 Reviews
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Born in New York, Ross James is a guitarist, bassist, pedal-steel guitarist, and singer/songwriter currently residing in the Denver Area. Since 2012, Ross has been a regular collaborator with Phil Lesh, and has shared the stage with many greats including Bob Weir, John Scofield, Dave Schools, Warren Haynes, Jim James, Stanley Jordan, John Mayer, and more.

He has been a part of a wide array of musical projects ranging from folk, to rock and roll, to metal.  Playing with Nicki Bluhm, Cass McCombs, as well as the band Earthless. He currently plays regularly with Phil Lesh & The Terrapin Family Band and Scott Law & Ross James’ Cosmic Twang.


Easy going and informative with an emphasis on collaboration and creation. 

Reviews of lessons with Ross James

Excellent lesson.
Chris Monaghan, Verified Student
June 12th, 2020
This was my first lesson with Ross James and I really enjoyed it! I'm writing this on the day of my third lesson and I feel I've already advanced my skills. Ross is easy to work with and I look forward to continuing our sessions.
Todd Anderson, Verified Student
June 2nd, 2020
Customized to suit my playing needs
Verified Student
June 1st, 2020
Alexander Pryor, Verified Student
May 20th, 2020
I had another great lesson with Ross today. We covered a few music theory issues - all related to the song and my current state of knowledge. He showed me several new phrases to work on. Ross is a great teacher. I recommend him highly.
Jim, Verified Student
May 14th, 2020
Ross is extremely patient with me, giving instant feedback and valuable encouragement.
Mike Hollander, Verified Student
May 14th, 2020
I had a great lesson today with Ross. It was our first lesson. He emailed a chord and scale chart for a song and asked some great questions about my goals and experience. He is enthusiastic, friendly and easy going. I think he quickly assessed my current skills and immediately started thinking about how he could chart a course towards my goals. I would not hesitate to recommend him.
Jim, Verified Student
May 7th, 2020
This was my 5th lesson with Ross and I am having so much fun and learning a lot. Ross makes things easy to understand and puts music I enjoy into my practice and lessons. I don not think I would enjoy lessons on Zoom but I actually prefer it now! Definitely try it out!
Grace Lane, Verified Student
April 30th, 2020
Loving my lessons, it's the highlight of the week during this pandemic for sure. I have now completed 7 sessions of an hour each and I can literally play the guitar now already. Hundreds of songs that I can comfortably strum through and learn in minutes. I have a ton to learn obviously but I am super excited to see where I am after a year of this!
Bill Lane, Verified Student
April 29th, 2020
Another excellent lesson. I am so happy I decided to try this and am super pleased with the progress I am making.I am playing a few songs and actually now can teach myself to play literally thousands of songs just with what I already know. Ross has an excellent demeanor and deep understanding of how to help a new player like me grasp the technical concepts while mixing in some theory in a way that is not at all intimidating. Its great. I am loving it!
Bill Lane, Verified Student
April 20th, 2020
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