Drue James is the creator of LearnGuitarInLondon.com and LGIL Premium.
He has over 200,000 YouTube subscribers. His main goal is to motivate and inspire his students to enjoy playing and learning guitar.
About Drue James
After trying to write this page in the third person I eventually scrapped that idea and wrote it like I'm talking to an old friend.
Well, what do you want to know?
I live in Cambridge (not London!) in the UK. I have 2 bouncing baby boys (Jules + Oscar)
Besides music I enjoy running, archery and getting lost in a film.
But really this isn't about me is it?
You're thinking, can this guy teach me guitar...
Well, perhaps you've already seen one of my lessons at the Drue James YouTube Channel
You can see that I love teaching and I get no greater joy than helping other people get those breakthrough moments on guitar.
I believe that learning guitar isn't that hard to do, but playing regularly and enjoying every practice is often the biggest obstacle. That's where I focus my methods and courses.
I do this by following 3 core beliefs...
1: Playing Guitar Brings Fulfilment And Joy
I teach guitar because music has brought consistent happiness and fulfilment into my life. As music has brought me so much joy it's my duty to share this with as many people as possible.
When someone watches my lessons (or has a one to one lesson with me) I want them to experience the same feeling of happiness and enthusiasm that I get playing guitar.
2: Playing Guitar Gives Us A Unique Sense Of Freedom
All of the greatest artists and songwriters that I admire represent this freedom. That's why I teach their songs and follow in their footsteps.
I tap into the joy they've shared through their songwriting. It's my mission to share these songs. Making sure my students can learn them effectively and without getting overwhelmed.
3: This ISN'T About Me - It's About You
I believe that teaching guitar is NOT a profession for the ego. However, music often attracts the biggest egomaniacs.
That's why finding a musician (online or not) that can teach with care and consideration for beginners is important.
I don't want to cram in a 100 different songs and techniques into one video. I don't want to overload you. Instead, I want you to finish a lesson and feel motivated to learn more.
Each lesson is designed to be a "mini achievement" and inspire you to keep on playing.
You don't need to own 20 different guitars or talk about gear all the time to be a great teacher.
Guitars are tools to enjoy music. Granted, they're beautiful tools. But gear and equipment shouldn't be the main inspiration for enjoying learning guitar. This should come from a love of music and a desire to learn.