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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Emeryville

Jacob J.

San Francisco, CA
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Owen K.

Fremont, CA
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Mark B.

Castro Valley, CA
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Jacob J. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Ukulele, Upright Bass

About Me

As a teacher, my years of experience and study with a wide array of teachers has given me a unique perspective on the process of music making and how everyone can benefit from the act of music making. As a professional musician with a diverse background, I have years of performance and teaching experience to offer my students and to help them overcome any musical difficulties with ease.
Positions in professional orchestras I have held include Principal Bass with the Amedeus Operenensemble in Salzburg, Austria, Assistant Principal Bass with the Northern Symphony Orchestra (MN) and St. Peter's Chamber Orchestra (Redwood City, CA) as well as with the Boise Philharmonic. I am also an avid chamber musician, composer and improvisor, a founding member of the San Francisco Bass Quartet and the Argentine Tango group Tangonero. I have also worked as a session player at San Francisco's Hyde Street Studios and recently collaborated with Third Eye Blind and Jherek Bischoff.
I studied the double bass at the University of MN with Christopher Brown of the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, and earned my B.M. at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music studying with Scott Pingel and Steve Tramontozzi of the San Francisco Symphony.
I have also studied electric bass with Steve Hanson, and drum set with Pete Hennig and Dan Rheinhardt.

*** Lesson Details ***
In my years of private teaching experience, I have found that it is most important for the student to have a clear goal or idea of what they want to get out of the lessons. This way both myself and the student have a clear understanding of what we want to accomplish and how I can help make the musical dream a reality. I have found that every student has different musical strengths and tailor my lessons to help the student overcome their specific challenges and strengthen the skills that come naturally. After several months studying with me you can expect to have better understanding of how your instrument works and developed basic skills to play simple tunes by ear and play some of your own music. But most importantly music is FUN! My ultimate goal is to share my love of music with all of my students and help them develop the same love for it that I have.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Comfortable and clean private teaching studio w/ drum set, keyboard and amps w/ seating for parents

*** Specialties ***
As a professional freelance musician in the San Francisco Bay Area I perform regularly in a variety of groups that encompass many genres, including: Symphony orchestras; jazz combos; Argentine Tango groups; folk, rock and funk groups; Bluegrass and more.
I place an importance on nurturing students to become lifelong learners in a safe atmosphere that allows the student to feel comfortable making mistakes and to eventually help them find their own "voice" without negative constructive criticism, because after all, music is supposed to be fun. When starting lessons with a new student I make an effort to learn what kind of music they want to play, in order to establish a place to start and to ultimately give them the tools they need to create their own music in any style that they wish.

Owen K. Fremont, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Classical Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Ukulele

About Me

I began playing the guitar at 11 years old. I discovered my dad's old nylon string buried in the closet and immediately fell in love with playing. I began taking lessons and soon after formed a garage band. In high school I played in various rock bands, performing at school events, parties, and all-ages venues. I was also enrolled in the Ft. Hayes Vocational Music Program in Columbus, OH where I received hands-on instruction in music theory, recording, and music history.

At 18 I decided I wanted to make music my life. I began studying Jazz and Classical guitar and a year later received a scholarship to go to the Music Conservatory at Capital University in Columbus, studying under Stan Smith, a Berklee College of Music graduate. I performed in various jazz and classical ensembles during my 4 years at Capital. I also wrote songs and performed in original rock bands Tornado and Elephants Gerald, which played at clubs and house parties throughout Columbus.

After college I joined Hip-Hip/R&B group Lt. Dan's New Legs, playing weddings, corporate events, sports bars, and tailgates throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky. LDNL also toured through Japan, Guam, and The Marshall Islands through the USO program. I formed an original alternative-folk group, Couch Forts, writing and arranging original songs and touring through Chicago, New York, and Philadelphia. During this time I also taught private lessons and had a roster of 25 students.

I moved to Oakland 3 years ago and have been writing and performing with my original rock bands Frozen Folk and 'Lectric Was House. I also play lead guitar in a folk duo, Red Steppes, and progressive rock band Cash Pony.

I thoroughly enjoy meeting and working with students. Along with performing, sharing and teaching ideas on the guitar is my passion and I'm always excited to work with new people.

*** Lesson Details ***
I try to keep lessons interactive and loose while still staying on task and making sure the student has something new to work on for each session. I'll start out with simple chords fingerings and melodies, something fun and musical to work on. Sight reading, music theory, and scales are added as we progress. I find that most students enjoy learning some of their favorite songs on the guitar, so I encourage them to bring in recordings and we can work out the chords and melodies of those songs. Overall I try to promote improvisation and experimentation with what we work on, striking a balance between learning new concepts and having fun with them. Playing the guitar can be very enjoyable but it does take practice and some dedication to get better. I encourage students to practice at least a little bit each day.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have a small amplifier, guitar cables, a music stand, and extra staff paper if needed.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in all forms of rock and pop music, primarily modern rock, blues and jazz. I generally use the Hal Leonard Guitar Method books to establish sight reading and general technique and theory. If the student has a specific song they would like to learn I am happy to work it out with them.

Mark B. Castro Valley, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Harmonica, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I have played on tour with several professional bands, playing rock, pop, blues, African, metal, and country. I now perform live in various bands and record original music as often as possible. My music has gotten airplay in many countries.

I started playing guitar at age 9, and recorded 2 singles in the LA area by age 14. I was a music major throughout High School and College. I also learned a lot by educating myself at the Brand Library in the Los Angeles Area, which specializes in the arts. I specialized in advanced music theory and improvisational techniques.

I have enjoyed teaching music lessons since 1978.

I custom tailor a lesson plan to fit your individual needs and goals! I can teach you songs you'd like to learn instantly when I hear them on your iPod, mobile phone, cassette or CD that you bring in. I can explain musical theory and concepts many different ways to make sure you understand them. I am very friendly and patient.

Sometimes I might inject humor into the learning process to make it an enjoyable learning experience, and to help you remember the important things.
I love the satisfaction of seeing my students grow musically proficient and and seeing the JOY that it brings them. Many of my students have gone on to become professional. I am well-versed in many styles: Rock, Pop, Blues, Alternative, Country, R&B, Metal (and a few plastics and wood as well).

*** Lesson Details ***
I will develop a personal lesson plan for each individual student. During your lessons, I might cover topics ranging from learning how to play, starting from the basics (if you are a beginner), to choosing music that will inspire you on your level, to improving your technique, ear-training, music reading (if that's what you'd like), reading and understanding tabs (if that's what you'd like), knowing what it is that makes certain chords and notes sound good together for writing your own music, as well as guitar maintenance and adjustments, getting a good tone, amplifier settings, effect pedals (settings & placing them in the most effective order), recording tips, and where to get a decent pizza.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living Room or Studio, both very comfortable. Amplifiers, guitars, effects pedals, bass, ukulele, balalaika, drum set, PA system and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide guitar, bass, or ukulele and amplifier when necessary, teaching tools. The student provides their guitar and paperwork I give them.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite
have taught a minimum of 25 lessons and have received the highest
feedback rating from students. Teach note reading using Alfred's New Guitar course. Genres: Rock, Pop, Blues, Jazz, Alternative, Punk, Metal, Folk, Country, Hip Hop, Funk, R& B, New Age, Ambient.

I currently have 4 albums out under my name. My music is on a major new age compilation, and has been played on the radio in several countries, and several internet radio programs. I have played on other people's albums.

Vir M.

Berkeley, CA
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Matt B.

San Francisco, CA
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Henry A.

San Rafael, CA
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Vir M. Berkeley, CA

Subjects Taught

Acting, Anatomy, Bass Guitar, Biology, Drum, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Percussion, Singing, Songwriting

About Me

I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass and Sing   I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity.  Styles range from Rock, Folk, Electronic, Jazz,  African, World, Hip Hop to Country.  I can give you the skills to go to the next level.  From 5-99 years old!

*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson would look like this:  Depending on your level we would first work on some new chords and/or a new scale and how to play them.  We "jam" a little to get the feel.  I have a really great way of teaching theory that will get you playing what you want.  The second half we usually focus on learning a song of your choice or working on an original of yours. I am very personable and easygoing.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Have guitars and amps, basses and amps, drum set, microphones and recording equipment.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Have equipment

*** Specialties ***
Rock, World, Hip Hop, Folk, Electronica, Classical, Jazz

Matt B. San Francisco, CA

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Flamenco Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance

About Me

Top Prize winner in the Texas National Music Festival's guitar competition, Matt is a highly sought after performer and teacher. He has performed across the country at venues such as the historic Fayetteville Theatre, Barshinger Hall at Franklin & Marshall College, and the Jon Marlow guitar series in Washington DC. As a teacher, Matt teaches privately and at local schools in San Francisco including the prestigious French American International School and the SF KIPP Bay Academy, where he is Director of the youth guitar orchestra.

Matt completed his studies at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University - where he was a scholarship and grant recipient - in 2010 and is currently finishing his Masters at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, where was awarded a scholarship to study with Mr. David Tanenbaum. Matt has been teaching for over 7 years and continues to hone his craft. With intimate knowledge of classical guitar, as well as being proficient at electric guitar, bass guitar, and drums, Matt has a diverse musical background that helps him guide students to their goals with enthusiasm and clarity.

*** Lesson Details ***
I shape the content of each lesson to reflect the goals of each student.

Beginning, there will be a strong emphasis on learning and memorizing the fundamental chords of the guitar, open position scales, basic music theory, and proper technique so that all aspects of playing the instrument are assimilated early on. This method creates a snowball effect which leads to readily learning and understanding your favorite song or repertoire.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Antonia Loriente Classical guitar
2012 Connor
American Fender Stratocaster

*** Specialties ***
Classical guitar, Flamenco, Electric guitar, classic rock, basic jazz, bass

Henry A. San Rafael, CA

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Audition Prep, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory

About Me

Hi. I am seasoned guitar player and performer. I have recently relocated to the Bay Area from Los Angeles, where I had been playing, performing and teaching for over 20 years.

Music theory is my specialty as well as teaching all popular styles-- from rock and pop to blues and jazz and everything in between. If you are just starting out, I can give you a simple understanding of music theory to apply to the chords and scales you will be learning. Then we can apply that to learning songs.

I teach all levels from just starting out, to highly advanced and have well-organized lesson plans for your studies and enjoyment. Looking forward to sharing the fun and knowledge with you.

~ Henry

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