Subjects Taught: Piano, Voice, Songwriting
Ages:5 & up
Skill Levels:Beginner to advanced
Skyler James is a singer/songwriter/pianist who was born in Nashville, TN, raised in the South, and is now based in Houston, TX. Being inspired by his uncle, a recording pianist and vocalist, and his grandmother, a life-long church organist, Skyler knew he had a lifelong passion for music at a very young age. At the age of 16, he joined an artist development and songwriting program where he developed and improved his craft of singing, songwriting and piano playing, learning from a 2-time Grammy nominated artist for 3 years before being promoted to a full time staff writer and teacher. After being active as a full time teacher for 2 years, teaching his crafts privately and in group settings to ages 5 to 55, Skyler left the program to pursue the release of his first EP with his band, Drop Out Vegas. Skyler focuses on instilling the same passion he has for music in every piano lesson he gives.
Since the release of their first EP, Syllables, Skyler and his bandmates in Drop Out Vegas have toured regionally, played major music festivals, have been featured nationally on multiple radio stations, and locally on the FM station, Buzz 94.5. With continued experience teaching freelance, consulting aspiring songwriters, managing, booking, and gigging with his band, Skyler has a bright future with music, and a plethora of skills to teach and offer to anyone ranging from a beginner pianist to an established artist.