I immediately noticed that James is very passionate about guitar and music. He does a lot of study on his own in addition to the course work he had at DCC. He is constantly reading books on music theory, finding and trying new music and attending concerts. James has a thorough knowledge of the guitar fingerboard, and he reads well.

James impressed me from the start as an individual who is willing to go above and beyond.
— Award-winning fingerstyle guitarist, singer & songwriter, Helen Avakian
James Hart
3 reviews


  • 5/5 stars Solo Musician Entertainment Verified Review

    We hired James to play instrumental guitar for our mom's 100th birthday party. Frankly, he was great!
    On the day of the event he arrived on time, set up quickly, and got right to work.
    He played a wide variety of music throughout the afternoon including music from the 1940's, exactly as we had requested. 
    In addition to being a gifted musician, James was professional, competent and gracious to all of our guests. He was a pleasure to work with.  
    James, thanks so much for a job well done!

    Bill D. 

  • 5/5 stars Solo Musician Entertainment Verified Review


    Drena C. 

  • 5/5 stars Wedding Ceremony Music Verified Review

    My wife and I hired James to play guitar for the processional and recessional of our wedding ceremony. We had very specific plans for the songs and arrangements we wanted to hear, and James was able to accommodate by learning and tweaking them in a very short amount of time. He communicated with us frequently throughout the process and sent us videos to make sure we were happy with the results.

    On the day of the wedding, he arrived on time and with the necessary equipment, and set things up with the coordinator/officiant so that we didn't have to worry about anything ourselves. And, of course, he played the songs exactly as we'd hoped, helping to make our ceremony a perfect and memorable one. James, I'm glad you found my listing here, and thanks for everything!

    Michael K.

  • 4/5 Tina Larusso, Band Master, Celebrity Millennium, 9/30/2017 - January 21, 2018

James is a good guitarist and soloist and works well with everyone to have the best possible performance.  He is always ready for rehearsals and works well in ensemble.  James understand how his performance impacts the guests satisfaction and works to add to the success of the orchestra.  James is very cordial with the guests. He easily converses with them and even gets some ''fans.''  James is very trustworthy and has a good sense of integrity.   James is passionate about his music and strives to learn more skills and building on those he has.  He definitely enjoys his work!  James reads well and improvises well; he is very easy to work with.

  • 5/5 Doron, Bass Guitar Lessons, April 28, 2018

I had a great time learning bass with James. We're gonna be good buddies, since he's a metal head like me. Really awesome teacher.

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