Descriptive image with the message, James Manuele is a classically trained guitarist and instructor at Marylhurst University near Portland, Oregon. He enjoys performing in concerts and festive events across the country. Color image of Manuele holding his guitar looking away from the camera. B/W image of Manuele at a distance standing and holding his guitar looking at the camera. B/W gif of Manuele carrying his guitar over his shoulder outside walking by a fountain with the message, James currently teaches guitar at Maryhurst University. Descriptive image with message, His YouTube videos on guitar instruction have been viewed more than half a million times. Color image close-up of a guitar focused on the strings and the sound hole with reddish rings and star patterns. Color image of James sitting next to his mentor, Celin Romero, holding up wine glasses to the camera. Descriptive image with message, James began playing guitar at the age of eleven. At 15, he was selected to study with Celin Romero, a renowned musician who's been knighted in Spain for his musical accomplishments. B/W image of James sitting on stage playing guitar with Foti Lycouridis, Portland Guitar Duo. Descriptive image with message, At Mansfield University, James studied voice, viola, and guitar under Pablo Cohen. He was awarded the SAI/Schmitz award for Best Performance. James earned his Masters of Music in Guitar Performance at Portland State University under composer and guitarist Bryan Johanson. B/W image silhouette of the Portland Guitar Duo. Descriptive image with message, The Portland Guitar Duo formed in 1999. James Manuele and Foti Lycouridis share a mutual enthusiasm for the medium and have performed in numerous venues, as well as on radio and television. Color image of Manuele standing next to Foti Lycouridis, Portland Guitar Duo, by a doorway with some grafitti while leaning on guitar staring at the camera. Color image of a headshot of Manuele with vignette border. Descriptive image with text, The Portland Guitar Duo, James Manuele and Foti Lycouridis. B/W image with James and Peter standing in Crystal Springs near Reed College. Descriptive image with message, Through music one expresses the inexpressible by communicating in a universal language. Descriptive image with message, In the shop of luthier Peter Tsiorba. James standing and having a conversation with Peter. B/W image of James standing and smiling into the camera with Peter Tsiorba. Color image in the distance with James sitting with students playing music together on stage. Descriptive image with the message, At Marylhurst University, students in the Music program are taught how to merge cultural traditions with technological advances. Descriptive image with the message, James is the director of the Marylhurst Guitar Ensemble. Color image in the distance with James standing and facing a stage with students sitting and playing music. Color image of James standing and facing a stage with students sitting and playing music. Color image of James sitting with his guitar in the process of changing the page of the music on a stand. Color image of James sitting with students in a group playing music together. Descriptive image with message, James plays concert books and festive occasions throughout the year. His music adds 'the perfect soundtrack for an enjoyable evening'. Color image close-up on music sheets. Color image close-up of a guitar focused on the strings and the sound hole with floral and checkered patterns. B/W image of James sitting on a chair with a piano behind him while playing his guitar. B/W image close-up of James playing the guitar focused on the hands and guitar. Descriptive image with the message, James teaches two workshops, one on Practice and Performance, and the other on the History of the Guitar. Color image close-up of a guitar focused on the strings and the sound hole with white abstract patterns. B/W image of James staring down and smiling. Color image of a guitar in a case. Descriptive image with the message, James plays a Helio Series guitar by Luthier Darren Hippner. Color image of two guitars frames with octagon patterns. Color image of James sitting and tutoring student at desk facing a window. Descriptive image with the message, Periodically he accepts new students for private instruction. Please get in touch for more information. B/W image of James on a stool and Foti Lycouridis, Portland Guitar Duo, on a chair playing music together with their guitars. Color abstract image of the inside of a guitar with pieces of wood like rays extending around it on a white background.