Composer, Musician & Teacher
"Music by James Oram skillfully knotted the show together. I can’t wait for the next one"
- Rachel Heaton, Instant Wit Show Review -
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James graduated from Royal Holloway University of London with a First Class Honours in Music and Maths, studying piano with James Kirby. He then attended the Rachmaninov Institute in Russia for piano master classes with Vadim Galushka.
James’ piano compositions and performances have been played on various radio stations including BBC Radio 3. He also writes educational children’s music that has been published nationally through ‘Sing Up’ and is currently working on music to promote well-being. James was also commissioned to write music for ‘We the Curious’ under-fives planetarium show.
He has played drums and guitar in bands at various festivals and gigs around the country. He is also a member of Instant Wit, providing musical accompaniment to improvised comedy and can be seen performing with them around the South West.
James offers one-to-one private piano, guitar and ukulele lessons around Bristol and Portishead. James also works for ‘Bristol Plays Music’, teaching small groups of children piano, guitar and ukulele in schools around Bristol. James is the co-author of ukulele quest www.ukulelequest.com, an educational book to teach children ukulele that has recently been published by Faber music.
He is fully DBS checked and a member of the ISM.
Piano, Guitar & Ukulele Lessons
All lessons are now online due to COVID-19. They are available via the main video platforms: Facetime, Skype, Zoom etc.
I currently have a few spaces for private piano, guitar and ukulele students.
I teach a range of styles from Classical to Pop to Jazz music. I offer the option of working towards ABRSM Grades 1-8. Lessons are normally half an hour (@£18.50) or an hour (@£37) for more advanced students.
I am fully DBS checked and a member of the ISM.
Ukulele Quest is a book designed to teach children ukulele through different genres of music. It uniquely teaches chords, different genres of music, how to read sheet music and is written to fulfil the primary music education curriculum.
It can be picked up by a student or classroom teacher with no previous experience of the ukulele and understood through exclusively designed pictures and audio recordings.
It has recently been published by Faber Music and is available here:
for more information visit www.ukulelequest.com
"I truly admire how music theory has been embedded. This book is perfect for ukulele clubs and small groups, or even a whole class."
- Music Teacher Magazine, January 2020 -
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