Long Beach, California, United States

Piano, Keyboard, Voice (or Vocals), Violin, Viola, Mandolin

Youth, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Master

Blues, Cabaret, Cajun, Celtic, Chamber Music, Classical, Country, Dance, Disco, Electronic, Fiddle Music, Funk, Folk, Gospel, Hip Hop, House, Jazz, Latin, Bebop, Big Band, Bluegrass, Acid Jazz, Afro-Cuban Rhythm, Beat, Fusion, Grunge, Hip-Hop, Merengue, Musical Theater Or Musicals, New Age, Opera, Polka, Punk, R&B, Reggae, Rock & Roll, Salsa, Samba, Showtunes, Ska, Sonata, Swing, Symphony, Techno, Tango, Theory, Trip-Hop

In Person, Remote, Online Content, Accredited School, Group Classes


Spencer Music and Artist Development

James Spencer is an internationally recognized music coach, artist developer and agent currently residing in Belmont Shore (Long Beach, CA). He has been business privately since 1984 and has also taught for universities, colleges, music conservatories, and private schools. 

Born the oldest child of six to a musical notable family, his mother is a soubrette coloratura soprano who sang with NYC Opera.  His father is a Country Western performer who was featured at the Grand Ole Opry.  A musical prodigy James became performing as a pianist/harpsichordist at age six and gave his debut with the Pacific Symphony as part of the MTAC Musical Encounter's Youth Series at age 12 performing Gershwin's Rhapsody In Blue. 

Classical Performance credits include: Pacific Symphony, San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre Nationale de Quebec, The En Blanc et Noir Ensemble, San Francisco Baroque Camerata, USC Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra,  and Honolulu Symphony.

As a jazz pianist/vocalist entertainer credits include: Jazz Cafe (London), Ronnie Scott's (London), Cinegrill (Hollywood), Ritz Carlton Resort and Spa (Laguna Niguel, CA), Disneyland Resort (Anaheim,CA), The Westin Bonaventure (LA, CA), Halekulani Resort (Honolulu, HI), Chateau Frontenac (Quebec, Canada), Jazz'd (Savannah, Georgia), Paris Resort and Casino (Las Vegas, NV), Balboa Bay Yacht Club (Newport Beach, CA), Waterfront Hilton (Huntington Beach, CA), Pier House Resort and Spa (Key West, Florida)

As a musical theatre vocalist role credits include: Billy Flynn in Chicago, M.C. in Cabaret, Chip in On The Town, Chuck Baxter in Promises, Promises, Wolf in Into The Woods, Bobby in Company, Sky in Guys and Dolls, Riff and Bernardo in West Side Story, Papageno in Magic Flute, Claude in Hair. 

James is an acclaimed recording artist of classical and jazz piano: Credits:

  • The Cocktail Piano Hour Series (2015) 
  • Nightfall (2014)  Winner of Top 10 Jazz Cocktail Lounge Albums 
  • Blue Gardenia (2013)
  • Just In Time (2002)
  • Piano Classics For Reflection (2014)
  • Valse Romantique (2014)
  • Gershwin For Two (2002)?

Private coaching is available to students of all ages and levels in the following at Spencer Music: piano, digital keyboards, voice, acting, violin, viola, mandolin, theory/comp, songwriting, music therapy/toning, music industry, dee-jaying, meditation.

Skype Lessons Available: voice, acting, dialects and theory/composition.

Artist Development/Agent Services: by audition/portfolio submission

Ask about family rates, promotions and scholarship auditions. 

Visit us at:

web:  jamesrspencer.com  [check out monthly blogs, newsletters, complimentary lesson videos, music videos, store, student gallery and more]

email: spencermusicschool@gmail.com

messages: 562 394 2694?






Call us by January 15, 2015 to schedule your orientation lesson appointment and receive half price registration fee, and discounted rates. 

Location: 117 Coronado Avenue, Long Beach, California 90803, United States

Offering music and acting private lessons to students of all ages (Belmont Shore), Artist Development/Agent services, and Skype Lessons.


117 Coronado Avenue
Long Beach, California 90803
United States



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