Music Lessons

Opus123 is dedicated to the musical education of the next generation of performing artists.

Private one-on-one music lessons cover a broad curriculum:

• Piano Technique
• Repertoire
• Ear Training
• Music Theory
• Composition
• Improvisation
• Creativity
• Inspiration

Lessons are provided at no cost for specially talented students. An audition is required for consideration.

Please get in touch if you are interested in scheduling private music lessons with James at the Opus123 Music Studio in Alexandria, Virgina.

Instructor: James Guitard

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James has been studying the art and science of piano performance for over 15 years, and is skilled in engaging students with knowledge, imagination, joy, and creativity. He’s a veteran of the United States Air Force, and has a day job as a creative marketing professional.


George Mason University. Piano Performance Studies with Professor John-Paul Healey, Doctor of Musical Arts, Cincinnati College-Conservatory

North Carolina School of the Arts. Piano Performance Studies with Professor Clifton Mathews, Doctor of Musical Arts, Juilliard

Private Piano Performance Studies with Richard Chambers, Master of Music, Peabody Conservatory

Neither a lofty degree of intelligence, nor imagination, nor both together go to the making of genius. Lovelovelove, that is the soul of genius!

– Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart