James Linderman

James Linderman

Affiliated Program

Slaight Music Lab


James Linderman is a full time guitar and piano teacher, and songwriting coach at James Linderman - Music Lesson Studio - Newmarket, Ontario.

He is in his 43rd year of teaching and currently instructs musicians from all over the world over Skype and also in studio.

James is currently in his 14th year as an Academic Ambassador to Berklee College of Music, in his 13th year as a presenter at the Power Up Music Conference at York University and in his 5th year mentoring film composers and songwriters in the Slaight Music Residency at the Canada Film Centre.

He is a co-founder and director of “I Take Music Lessons” which is a local (Newmarket Ontario) charitable foundation, in it’s first year of operation in 2018, that offers free instruments and donated music lessons to music students from low income families.

He is the author of a new book titled Song Forms for Songwriters (2017) and co-author of a new book titled “How I Wrote” published is the UK by Songwriting Magazine (2017).

James writes songwriting articles and columns for over 60 music publications around the world and is proud to have written for our national music publication; Canadian Musician Magazine for over 17 years now, as of 2018.

Visit jameslinderman.com. Contact James at info@jameslinderman.com or jlinderman@berkleemusic.com.