I'm James Pownall. I am the owner and principle teacher at Greenvale Guitar School I have been playing guitar for 15 years and have a deep passion for music education and performance.
Where have you studied?
I studied for my bachelor's degree at the Victorian College Of The Arts (2012-2015). I was trained by world-class musicians such as Stephen Magnusson, Joe Chindamo and David Jones.
What teaching experience do you have?
I have worked as a guitar teacher since 2010. Having worked in a multitude of music studios and a dozen schools in Victoria, I've come across students of all ages and skill levels. I've taught hundreds of students and taught over 3000 guitar lessons last year alone!
What playing experience do you have?
I have been performing as a guitarist professionally since i was 14. I have been continually playing in bands for the last decade and have toured nationally as a session guitarist.
What was the coolest gig you've done ?
Hmmm... that's a tough one! If i have to pick one, it would be headlining the biggest rodeo in the southern hemisphere in Mt Isa for country artist Mick Lindsay. Getting a band ready for a show in front of 10,000 people was stressful, but the show was fantastic and was the launchpad for his No. 1 Country Aria album This Song Gets Me.