James’s teaching experience spans twenty years, encompassing a range of students from primary school learners to post-graduate level university students in both individual and ensemble contexts.

In addition to his university lecturing, James offers private tuition to guitarists of all ages and levels, and has open positions for 2019. For more information regarding availability and rates please contact James directly at info@jamesgrace.co.za

James has held appointments at the following institutions:

01/02/05 – present: Lecturer, South African College of Music, University of Cape Town
14/01/07 – 15/06/08: Guitar teacher, Deutsche Internationale Schule Kapstadt
20/07/04 – 12/12/08: Guitar teacher, Hugo Lambrecht’s Music Centre, Cape Town
03/09/01 – 02/06/03: Guitar teacher, International Centre for Music, Doha, Qatar
01/06/00 – 01/12/00: Guitar teacher, City Literary Institute, London
01/03/98 – 25/03/01: Guitar teacher, The Music House for Children, London

In his capacity as Head of Guitar Studies at the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music, James has acted as external examiner for Stellenbosch University, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University and UNISA. James has also facilitated masterclasses and workshops at the SACM with the following artists:

Jonathan Crossley, former Deputy Director, School of Arts, University of the Witwatersrand

Giuseppe Maria Ficara, Professor of Guitar, Conservatorio Statale di Musica Gioachino Rossini, Pesaro; Visiting Scholar, Brown University, Rhode Island.  Review available here.

Han Jonkers, Lecturer, University of Applied Sciences, Northwest Switzerland; President, Swiss section, EGTA (European Guitar Teachers’ Association)

Goran Krivokapić, Lecturer, International Guitar Academy, Koblenz; Guest Lecturer, Academy of Music, University of East Sarajevo

Craig Ogden, Head of Guitar, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester

Patrick Sutton, Lecturer, University of Colorado, Boulder

Simon Wynberg, Lecturer, Artistic Director, ARC Ensemble, Royal Conservatorio, Toronto.  Review available here.

Andrea Vettoretti, Artistic Director, International Guitar Festival Della Due Cittá, Treviso and Rome

Cinzia Milani International performing artist

Morgan Szymanski Junior Fellow, Royal College of Music, London; International performing artist and independent record label owner, Sarabande Records