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James Gipson is a dedicated musician teaching private in-home piano, trumpet, and drum lessons in the Dallas area.
Prairie View A&M University
Bachelor of Music Education
All-Levels Certification
James Gipson
Piano, Trumpet, Drum

James Gipson has loved music since he was very young. He began playing drums, keyboards and organ at the age of 7, and went on to earn his Bachelor's degree in Music Education with a trumpet concentration. During his undergraduate years, James received a marching band scholarship to march in the Prairie View A&M University Marching Storm as a trumpeter.

James has performed with gospel artists such as James Fortune, Kierra Sheard and Ernest Pughe. He has also had the opportunity to open up for artist Lala Hathaway and jazz saxophonist Boney James. His musical influences include Stevie Wonder, Richard Smallwood, Bach, and Miles Davis.

James's favorite thing about music is that it is truly a universal language. As an instructor, he is inspired by seeing his students succeed and has helped enable many of them to attend college on music scholarships. One of his favorite teaching experiences was teaching 30 children who had never played in a drumline before how to master their instruments.

James's most influential music teacher was his high school band director, Mr. Dean Hill. Mr. Hill ignited James' passion for music while also teaching him leadership skills and how to be a well-rounded musician. Because of how much James looked up to him and wanted to emulate him, Mr. Hill ultimately inspired James to become a teacher himself.

James welcomes trumpet, piano, and drum students of all ages, skill levels, and musical interests. In addition to teaching private lessons, he serves as an organist for multiple churches and also teaches church choirs.

James expects every student to come in with a positive attitude, and to be ready to work while also having fun. His lesson plans are structured yet engaging, and are specifically tailored to best suit the interests and goals of each individual student. Students can expect to learn everything they need to know about their desired instrument from rudiments, to scales, to reading music, to mastering specific pieces.

James looks forward to getting to know you or your child and learning about your specific goals, interests, and learning style.

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