Ross James

Acoustic Guitar, Electric Guitar, Blues Guitar, Lead Guitar, Songwriting, Pedal Steel Guitar, Bass Guitar, Fingerstyle Guitar, Rock Guitar, Improvisation, Metal Guitar, Music Theory
149 Reviews
400+ lessons booked on Lessonface
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Base Fee: $40.00 / 30 Minutes

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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. 

Guitar with Ross James

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In addition to the one-on-one lessons that can be booked from this page, Ross James is offering a weekly group class on Tuesdays titled Guitar with Ross James. Learn more and sign up here.

Reviews of lessons with Ross James

Highly recommend him
Zion Roberts, Verified Student
September 3rd, 2020
All of my lessons have Ross have been fantastic! I've progressed faster than I had expected and plan to continue for as long as I have this opportunity!
Todd Anderson, Verified Student
September 1st, 2020
Super helpful. Practical, learned some new things.
Mike Ruman, Verified Student
August 20th, 2020
Ross is a Top Shelf teacher! Patient, intuitive, knowledgable and of course is a cool guy and has undeniable chops! Can't go wrong!
Alexander Pryor, Verified Student
August 17th, 2020
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
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