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About Us

ATL Music Tuition was founded in 1992 by Arthur & Linda James.

Over the years we have taught thousands of students.

ATL Music have been a provider of Music Tuition in the Midlands for the last 20 years.

ATL provide a goal to a career in music through examination and then onto full time study. ATL have a 100% exam pass rate, with most students achieving a Distinction or Merit pass (RGT & Rock School)

ATL Music have staged numerous Charity Shows, raising money for Cancer Research UK, Wishes For Kids, The Rainbows Hospice, Vista (Diabetes), Air Ambulance & Kirby Care Home.

ATL have been consistently approached by TV shows such as The Voice & X Factor for their most talented singers to audition, offering a chance for singers on the path to a performance career.

arthur jamesArthur James

A professional musician with more than 30 years of T.V.  Radio, Recording and Touring experience. Arthur has been a Guitar Tutor for over 25 years, and is a Registered tutor for the R.G.T Registry of Guitar Tutors (London College of Music).

linda james 200pxLinda James

An Opera trained, award winning Professional Singer with more than 30 years of T.V. Radio, Recording and Touring experience. Has been a session singer at London Studios during the 1970's. Voted Top Female Vocalist in the Midlands in 1978. Linda was an X Factor Finalist in 2004. T.V. appearances include 'This Morning' in October 2004.


I started playing the guitar on a self-taught basis. The problem was that I reached a level where from then on I could not seem to improve any further. That was why I decided to take professional tuition with Arthur. As a result I have become a more accomplished guitar player and have reached a level, which I could never have achieved on my own. My only regret is that I did not seek Arthur’s help sooner. On acoustic or electric guitar, if you are struggling to improve then I can highly recommend contacting Arthur James.
Richard Watson, Sutton Coldfield (Grade 6 RGT) Electric & Acoustic
I’ve been singing with Linda for 7 years. As a young girl, I was very apprehensive when beginning singing lessons. However, Linda made be feel extremely welcome and comfortable in her studio. She helped develop my confidence as well as my vocal skills, which has benefitted me not just within my singing but with other aspects of my life. Linda and Arthur are a fantastic duo. Every year, I am a part of the amazing annual show in which we raise money for a chosen charity. Always the highlight of the year!. I would recommend Linda & Arthur to anyone wishing to kick start their musical career. 10/10 all around! Thank you Linda and Arthur for the great times and I’m looking forward to plenty more! Thanks, Dina
Dina-Leigh Simons, Hinckley
I have been taking guitar lessons from Arthur for several years and have found his ability to explain in simple terms even the most complex of musical theory very good. He is very patient and makes sure that I understand a particular principle before moving on. He is very enthusiastic about music and teaching. Many thanks, Trevor
Trevor Bassett, Atherstone. (Grade 7 RGT) Acoustic & Electric
Hi I’m 14 years old, I play guitar, sing & also write songs. I’ve been learning with Linda since late 2014. When I started lessons, I was very shy and didn’t have much confidence, however Linda really helped me gain confidence. When Linda finds a certain singer/band that your voice suits, she will encourage that. I’m a big Taylor Swift fan, so Linda encourages me to sing her songs. I love my singing lessons and feel I take something away from them every week, and a big part of that is all thanks to the lovely person that Linda is! I 100% recommend Linda to anyone who wants to improve their singing voice!
Charlotte Sutcliffe, Hinckley
I have been having guitar lessons from Arthur for several years, and in that time have yet to ask him a question about either guitar playing or music theory that he is unable to answer. I can confidently recommend Arthur to anyone who would like to improve their playing. Thanks, Tony
Tony Horton - student since Nov 1996 - Grade 5 RGT, Electric Guitar
I am 19 years old and have been singing at ATL Music Tuition for the last couple of years. Linda is a great singing coach. She is very encouraging and is forever trying to push me to try things out of my normal comfort zone in order to extend my repertoire. She is an excellent teacher to all ages. Thanks for everything, Georgina.
Georgina Tuffen, Lutterworth.
I have always loved the sound of the Pedal Steel Guitar and Arthur has taught me to read music and play this instrument from scratch. Arthur has supported me throughout the years (started learning with Arthur in 2007) and I really don’t think I could have done it without him. Many thanks, Derek
Derek G. Birmingham (Pedal Steel Guitar)
I’ve been having singing lessons with Linda since the beginning of May 2015. In that time, I have progressed greatly in many areas of my singing & I have noticed a huge difference in the way I sing. It has given me a massive confidence boost! I cannot thank Linda enough for helping me continue to improve every week. She is an amazing teacher. Thank you, Chloe
Chloe Dawson