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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Cleveland

Michael B.

Berea, OH
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Kyle K.

Cleveland, OH
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Daniel C.

Cleveland, OH
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Michael B. Berea, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Trombone

About Me

To start off, music is my life. I started playing the trombone when I was 8 and have never stopped loving it. When I was 13 I picked up the guitar and it has been a huge part of my life as well. I played trombone in multiple jazz ensembles, wind ensembles and orchestras throughout high school. Recently, I graduated from Baldwin Wallace College Conservatory of Music with a BA in Music. While at BW, I studied trombone with Alan Kofsky, who was the primary chair for the Cleveland Orchestra for 39 years. He helped me fine-tune my skills which allowed me to perform in quite a few different ensembles which taught me how to play multiple genres of music. Also, in 2009 I had the opportunity to perform in Carnegie Hall in an Armenian Youth Competition which I ended up being one of twelve winners.

Currently, I am playing guitar and singing in a local Cleveland rock band called Don’t Fight, Eat Fudge which I write all the music for. We have played in great local venues such as, Brothers Lounge, Grog Shop, Beachland Tavern, Now that’s Class, and The Purple Shamrock. I also recently opened for the band Reel Big Fish which was a great time.

Throughout high school and college I taught students in my free time and during summer. I helped them achieve the skill levels they wanted to achieve, and made sure they enjoyed doing it. I’m excited to meet my future students and help them achieve their own musical goals.

*** Lesson Details ***
The first goal I want to accomplish with a new student is to make sure they are motivated by creating fun and relaxing environment that will allow my student to be comfortable and not intimidated. Music is meant to be enjoyable; otherwise no one would do it. Let’s make music fun, creative and rewarding.

I consider myself to be very versatile in both the guitar and the trombone. With the trombone, I can work in classical, jazz, pop, rock and funk. With the guitar, I work in rock, jazz, blues, folk, indie, pop, hip-hop, and a little bit of classical. Although, if there is another style a student wants to learn, I will accommodate them.

Here are some techniques we will learn on guitar/bass:

Strumming Patterns and Chords
Scales and Modes
Alternate Picking
Fingerpicking, and Slapping
Creating Riffs, Licks, and Bass Lines
Technical Mastery
Ear Training
Music Theory
Guitar Maintenance,
Amplifiers and Effects

Here are some techniques for the trombone:

Note Reading
Sight Reading
Ear Training
Music Theory
Slide Positions
Slide Tuning
F Attachment
Tone Color/Quality
Trombone Maintenance
Ear Training

*** Travel Equipment ***
The student should bring their own instrument and if they are playing electric guitar or bass, it would be preferable for them to bring their own amp, but if they cannot bring one I can accommodate them. I will provide a music stand, but they should have their own music books for practice purposes. I will bring my music books for lessons and will help them purchase the right books to get started on.

Kyle K. Cleveland, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

I love music! To me, it's a way of life. From listening to playing to writing and of course teaching. I grew up with music at school and home. My dad was a piano player and teacher so music has been a part of my life since day one and I want to share what I have learned. Everyone has a unique musical talent and I enjoy helping them find it. I believe that anyone can be an excellent musician. Playing an instrument should be a fun and creative adventure. Whether it's strumming at home, playing out in the clubs, or writing the next big hit, I will do my best to get you there!

My musical life began when I was in 5th grade and my dad bought me a saxophone, which I played for over 10 years. I quickly learned how fast I could improve if I simply kept playing. When I hit my teen years I fell in love with rock music and mowed enough lawns to buy my first guitar. I jammed and wrote songs with many other musicians and several bands. We played countless shows and released a few albums. Now I write music for TV, Film, Video Games, and other media outlets and I'm having a blast!

I started teaching 7 years ago and found that it is one of my favorite things to do. Helping others grow into great musicians is rewarding and fun. I've learned that from grade school to retirement, each student is a unique and special individual. My lessons reflect that fact so that we can reach all your goals together. *My personal goal is to get my students to understand and write music that will stay with them and encourage them to continue.

All lessons take place in my fully operational Digital Recording Studio and dedicated lesson room. Gaining real world playing experience through technology is a definite advantage over traditional lessons. This also allows us to capture ideas when songwriting and provides a unique practice experience.

*** Lesson Details ***
Everyone is different, and every lesson should be suited to fit the individual.

Depending on the type of lessons (guitar, bass, music production, theory) the style teaching will be very different. It's all about YOUR goals and needs. I will get you to where you want to go!

Each student is going to receive lessons based on their preferences of genre and style of music they desire to play. I expect my students to practice regularly and have a good time as their abilities and knowledge grow. By working together, we can focus on goals and problem solving to get you to the next level of play. Most importantly, we are going to have a blast while we learn to play music!

Imagine looking back years down the line, listening to something you wrote and hearing the improvements and your own personal music history. That's what writing and recording as you learn is all about.

*We'll start slow and build your knowledge base with each lesson.
*You can expect to understand what you are playing AND be able to Write Your Own Songs.
*You will be given everything you'll need to succeed.

I have several reference books, videos, and charts; plus I can show you smart phone apps and websites that will help you learn and practice! We will learn songs, write songs, and record songs. I provide jam tracks for all my students to play along too and offer to record their own music for the same purpose. We also keep a running journal that we use each week. This allows the student to look back, see improvement and be encouraged to continue!

Within 6 months you can expect to understand how songs are built (including chords and scales), be able to play several, and feel comfortable with trying your own skills as a songwriter or guitar player.

Let's start playing!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Comfortable and fully operational Digital Recording home studio & music room w/ recording capabilities, computer, keyboard, amps, books, videos, various guitars and bass, tons of music to listen to and study, FREE Wifi and seating for parents.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I do not travel. My studio is the #1 advantage for learning!

*** Specialties ***
*Instruments: Rock, Blues, Metal, Indy, Folk and Acoustic styles.
*Production: Recording, Mixing, Mastering, Programming.
*General Music: Theory, Songwriting, Producing.

I personalize all my lessons for the students needs and interests. I use several different reference materials including: The Ultimate First Guitar Book, The Guitar Handbook, Shredding Guitar, Guitar Solo Strategies, and more. All my students learn theory and how to use it in song play and songwriting. I have them write short songs, record them, and finally use those songs to jam out their scales and use theory.

Daniel C. Cleveland, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I am recent graduate of Music Composition and Theory from Antioch College, and I am a veteran of many bands, having performed in some of the largest venues around the country.

I favor a 'learning through experience' instruction style where my students can gain an in-depth understanding of music through the practice of their instrument. My students will quickly and simply learn the essentials of music theory, an understanding of what musical concepts are right for each situation and why, and the ability to compose and improvise musically while they are gaining the technical abilities and skills to flawlessly perform on their instrument.

*** Lesson Details ***
My students will learn about scale, harmony, and its correct application. I will instruct them to quickly grasp the lay-out of their guitar and how it relates to the geometry of music -and thus they will be able to perform in a many styles of music within a very short period of time. This may sound difficult but it is incredibly simple in practice and can easily be learned by students of all ages! In as short of time as one or two lessons even beginning students will be playing beautiful music!

My curriculum is self-designed, but based on the experiential learning techniques, pioneered by Horace Mann, which he has been educated from. I have taught and studied music around the world, to discover the simple basics of music. Within a few short months each of my students has gained technical strength in playing their instrument and a confident understanding of the foundations of music. This teaches them the ability to write, perform, and improvise in any style of music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Music studio: iMac for recording, cabinet Acoustic bass amp, Fender guitar amps, drum set, room for parents to sit in on lesson

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a vehicle with room to transport equipment.

*** Specialties ***
rock, rhythm and blues, blues, folk, alternative

Eric H.

Lakewood, OH
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Brian F.

Sheffield Lake, OH
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David G.

Chesterland, OH
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Eric H. Lakewood, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar

About Me

I've taught over 20,000 private music lessons to students of all ages, backgrounds and abilities. I've had tremendous success at helping students reach their musical goals and become well rounded musicians. I have an associates degree in liberal arts with a concentration on music and studied privately with several of the best teachers in Buffalo, NY. Additionally, I was in 3 successful bands, played hundreds of shows, made 2 professional recordings and have recorded other artists in my studio...I specialize in teaching beginners and children and have vast experience with both.

*** Lesson Details ***
I try and make the rapport with students comfortable and informal while at the same time constantly pushing them to improve and grow. I strongly encourage all students to work on all aspects of their playing, to become well-rounded musicians and study multiple techniques, genres and music theory.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Dining Room is designated for music: amps, guitars, basses, recording equipment, chairs, parents must stay for lessons under 18: comfy and spacious.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Students will need their instrument, tuner, lesson books, notebook and pen. I will provide everything else.

*** Specialties ***
I have a well-rounded approach to teaching. I teach a variety of techniques(picking,finger picking, pick and finger technique,improvisation, ear training, chord/melody playing etc.) and a variety of styles.(mainly rock, folk, jazz and blues)

Brian F. Sheffield Lake, OH

Subjects Taught

Arrangement and Composition, Bass Guitar, Composition, Ear Training, Logic Pro Software, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Upright Bass

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect the student to have the equipment needed for the lesson. Once I leave, they will not have any equipment I bring to practice on. I will have my own instruments to use for demonstrations, but the student must have their own gear to practice on, whether that is amps, books, cords, instruments, etc.

*** Specialties ***
For the upright bass I use three main sources for the beginning classical student: Rabbath's new double bass method, Simandl's method for double bass, and George Vance's books for the double bass. All of these provide a lot of material for anyone in any stage of development. For jazz students I like to just start with the basic ideas for walking bass and go through the standard tunes while working on technique in one of the four mentioned books.
On bass guitar I have a series of exercises that I teach to all students to develop hand dexterity. From there I do not have any strict literature that I use, but I do prefer to teach from the book "Building walking bass lines" and "Improvisation for bass". I also take into consideration what the student wants to learn (musical style and what their goals are) and tailor the lessons to each student.

David G. Chesterland, OH

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Saxophone, Songwriting

About Me

B. S.  Music Education (Certified w/ License) - Malone University Guitarist; NEO Church / The RisingMusician, Worship Leader; Chester Christian CenterPrimary Instruments: Saxophone, Electric and Acoustic GuitarSecondary Instruments: Piano, Percussion, ClarinetExperience:-Instrumental: Drum Major, Section Leader and Chaplain (Malone University Bands); Guitarist for NEO Church/The Rising; Musician for Chester Christian Center, Musician for Celebration ('09-'13) at Malone University, Musician for Chapel Band ('09-'13) at Malone University.-Vocal: Participant in the Malone University Chorale - toured with the Chorale in Summer '12.-Drama: Amahl and the Night Visitors ('12 - Malone University Chorale), The Gospel According to Scrooge ('04-'13 - actor, chorus)-Performance: (all of the above)

*** Lesson Details ***
Students can expect a low-stress environment with small goals in order to reach their ultimate goal.  A typical lesson may look like this:-Greeting-Warm-up/tune-Fundamentals-Technique and Tone-Lesson Overview and HomeworkHomework will consistently be a few things to work on to improve, and the student is expected to practice those things until they see improvement and continue to practice past that, too.  After a few months, the goals the student and I have set will be attained and the student will be closer to have attained (or have already attained) their ultimate goal (i.e. playing an entire piece perfectly from start to finish).

*** Studio Equipment ***
-Martin Alto Sax-Fender Dreadnaught Acoustic Guitar ('06)-Gibson Les Paul Studio ('09)-Pedaltrain P2 board>Boss TU-2 > Visual Sound Route 66 > Ibanez TS-9 > Xotic Effects AC Booster > Visual Sound Visual Volume > Visual Sound Dual Tap Delay > Digitech Digiverb > Throne Room Atom Blaster -Vox AC15 ('11)-Macbook ('07)-Zoom H2 Recorder

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my instrument and spare reeds/strings for the student (available upon request). I expect the student to have their instrument with all maintenance parts as well as their own music once we decide on something to study.

*** Specialties ***
-Jazz, Classical, Solo with piano accompaniment

-Electric, Rock, Ministry-oriented

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