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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Houston

Joel G.

Santa Fe, TX
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Adam S.

Channelview, TX
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Robert M.

Houston, TX
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Joel G. Santa Fe, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Upright Bass, Violin

About Me

Hey guys, my name is Joel. I would love to work with you as a student of music. I have 5 years of teaching experience (ranging from private guitar lessons, guitar group lessons, to drum, and bass lessons), and over 17 years of music playing/performing experience. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance in Classical guitar from Southwestern Assemblies of God University.

I began playing guitar when I was eight years old, and began playing in my church when I was ten. My Bachelors in Music Performance in Classical guitar studies gave me a wealth of knowledge of the guitar, and I have taught classical guitar to a certain level,but my passion however, is contemporary styles, such a rock, pop, blues, and church worship. I have had several private guitar students most being 12-18, but I am experienced and love working with all age groups 5- 65. I have played lead guitar in a touring worship group, and also tour with my own music, which is acoustic/contemporary christian rock, under my name. I am currently the worship leader at my church, and also lead worship for various church events along with performing my solo music.

I began playing bass shortly after guitar, when I was about 12, and am able to teach various levels and styles on bass. Drums was an instrument that came naturally to me, and I have played drums in various worship services, and for many years. I teach rock, contemporary pop, and contemporary worship drumming. I also incorporate the fundamentals of rhythm, and being a percussionists, such as lessons on hand drums, and auxiliary percussion instruments included.

I took 2 years of violin lesson while in college, and also studied in a group class in which I practiced the fundamentals of all bow/ string instruments. I would be very comfortable teaching a first to second year violin student.

This is just a brief snap shot into some of my history as a teacher of music, and a musician. I would love to work with you, and help you accomplish every goal you have set for yourself regarding music. Thanks, God bless.

*** Lesson Details ***
I'm not the strictest teacher in the world. I motivate through gentle and direct instruction. I evaluate where every individual student is, and what they are trying to do, and I get them there. I'm more like a coach/ teacher. I motivate, encourage, and instruct. There are parameters and guidelines that I have found help my students succeed, but the curriculum is based upon where the student is. I can go the more contemporary route of just teaching you how to play the instrument with chord charts, and by feel using modern arrangements. I can also do the more traditional route of teaching you how to play be sight reading, and drills of technique with classical or Jazz pieces. I prefer to do a blend of sight-reading/ music theory, and contemporary practical playing. I typically use Berkley guitar books, along with my own materials for guitar curriculum. I have a good amount of material that I've accumulated and created from my schooling, in my years of guitar and other music lessons. I also use proven curriculum for bass, drums, and violin. After 6 months of lessons with me, you should either have accomplished every goal we set at the beginning lesson, or have been motivated in your instrument so that you will only continue to play and grow as you move forward.

*** Travel Equipment ***
for myself: Guitar, music stand, seat, metronome/tuner, curriculum
for my student: Guitar, music stand, seat, metronome, tuner, and folder

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in contemporary styles. Rock, Christian worship, pop, and blues. I also have some experience in classical and jazz.

Adam S. Channelview, TX

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Music Theory, Trombone

About Me

*** Travel Equipment ***
I expect my student's to own their own guitar, however if they have not yet purchased one I can provide an instrument during the lesson.

*** Specialties ***
Jazz, rock, blues, classical finger technique

Robert M. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I am a Music EC-12 Certified Educator with a degree from The University of St. Thomas, working as the General Music Teacher for Stafford Elementary School in Stafford Municipal School District. My teaching experience covers many schools and programs in the Houston area, including various HISD schools as well as working for the University of St. Thomas Music Preparatory school as vocal, ukulele,bass guitar, music history/theory, and piano instructor.
My background in music is mostly vocal, working in and with choirs and ensembles my entire life. I have also spread my abilities to work with Bass Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, recorder flute, ukulele, and voice. I have teaching experience to work with instruments including Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet, Trumpet, and most of Concert Band instrumentation. I have many experiences with different genres such as American Folk Music, Jazz (Early to Fusion), and contemporary Rock/Pop, Christian, Rn'B, and Country music.
As an Music Educator, I have the strengths of being a distinguished musician and Professional educator which provides me with advanced knowledge in my field of study and interest, teaching for every age group from pre-school to Adult as well as influencing the fun, creativity, and expression of music no matter what the instrument.
I am also part of the online instructor team which is a great convenience for students who cannot easily travel, have limited schedules, or even allergies!

*** Lesson Details ***
The music lessons will consist of a concise and strong education of their instrument as well as essential theory and history. I develop individual lesson plans for each student and subject, working on formative goals and objectives to work towards for every lesson and throughout the year. I look forward to being able to help students accomplish and enjoy their instrument, utilizing their interests and genres with a variety of texts and literature at many levels, looking to always expand my own collection to meet the needs of the students. I am comfortable with providing digital and paper materials as well as providing recordings and video studying resources with YouTube. I know in my heart and mind that I have something to offer to any student at any level in my studio, and, I am equally as passionate about providing an honest atmosphere for evaluation and positive criticism. With every lesson I always encourage brief reflection over the practice, study, and instruction, responding to every critical juncture that comes along the way. Being a certified educator and music instructor, I know that respect, understanding, honesty, human emotion, communication, and professionalism are the most critical components of a healthy Teacher-Student relationship.

Over 800 Lessons taught since 2010

*** Studio and Resources ***
I have the necessary tools to operate in and out of my studio. Within my workplace I always have my electric keyboard, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass guitar, ukulele, music library, printer/scanner, recording equipment, full sound system with mixer amp, guitar amp, microphone and stand, tuner, music stands, iPad stand, and comfortable space and seating. I also have expanded my studio capabilities that is an entirely digitized database and curriculum.
I expect for the students to provide their own instrument so that they are able to practice at home. I operate on MAC OS and IPad systems that maximize the technological uses of my in home studio.
Be prepared to learn more than you ever anticipated as I provide many resources. I also push for supplemental music instruction within the lessons, adding basic training and music learning skills needed for accompaniment instruments such as the acoustic guitar, ukulele, and piano which allow for students to have a stronger understanding of their music.

Jesse W.

Houston, TX
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Rafael B.

Houston, TX
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Daniel Z.

Houston, TX
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Jesse W. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Piano, Songwriting

About Me

I began playing guitar at age twelve when I asked my dad to start showing me a few chords. It didn't take long before I came to my own and began practicing many hours a day.

As I got more and more serious about music throughout high school I wanted to take my experience to the next level and so I auditioned for and was accepted to Houston’s High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. While there I performed with the school’s Small Group Combo and Big Band.

After high school I wanted to go to the next level once again and auditioned for and was accepted to a few different music colleges but decided that Boston’s New England Conservatory was the best fit for me. Here, I had the opportunity to study and perform with some of the world’s best jazz performers and composers. As a sophomore I was a part of a group who received the Honors Jazz Ensemble award and as a senior I was awarded a scholarship for composition.

Every summer since the age of thirteen I have toured the country with a band to play music in juvenile prisons. Music is such a powerful thing and it is great to be able to use it as a vehicle for helping and serving others. This is why I have chosen to make teaching music a part of my life. I am really looking forward to helping my students discover music and discover themselves through music.

*** Lesson Details ***
My goal is to be able to relate to my students as much as possible. In some ways I want to be able to get into the head of the student so that we can learn and grow together. As a teacher I like to walk beside the student as much as possible as if we are both on a journey together to discover music. In this sense, I tried to be as laid back as possible. I like to take plenty of time when teaching things. Quality is so much more important than quantity.

As far as curriculum goes, I would like to bring half of it to the table and allow the student to bring the other half. I would probably pick a book that I feel fits where the student is that would help him/her learn more of the technical things (notes chords, rhythms, scales, etc). Then I would want the student to bring to the table the things that they are wanting to learn, the things that excite them about music. Preferably some kind of song. The goal of learning music is to be able to play and perform songs or musical pieces. So learning songs is an important part of my teaching process.

After six months or so it would be great to be able to build a repertoire of songs that the student can play proficiently on the instrument and then find some outlet where they would be able to perform those songs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
LivingRoom: couches and chairs and small table, parents can sit in on lesson

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in improvisation. That would include all styles of music. My improvisation education is jazz-based.

Rafael B. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, Songwriting

About Me

*** Studio Equipment ***
The teacher's home studio lessons are taught in his home studio with a computer, bass, guitar, electric guitar, and acoustic guitar.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Spanish Guitar, electric guitar, Bass

*** Specialties ***
Got own method non published yet, and some methods for reading, patterns and riffs

Daniel Z. Houston, TX

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Arrangement and Composition, Audio Engineering, Bass Guitar, Classical Piano, Composition, Ear Training, Guitar, Logic Pro Software, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pro Tools Software, Songwriting

About Me

For more than 10 years, Daniel has maintained a private teaching studio of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and composition students. He has also taught music technology and music theory at Rice University, The Art Institute of Houston, and Collin County Community College.

Daniel encourages students to think deeply, work hard, and earn achievements by concentrating on music that moves them. Lessons will include technique, note reading, varied literature, and theory.

Thanks to his background in classical, jazz, popular, and experimental music, learning music from him will give you a well-rounded learning experience.

Besides being a musician, he is also known to be a video artist, cartoonist, and origami enthusiast.

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano lessons
Guitar lessons
Bass guitar lessons

*** Studio Equipment ***
one upright piano, one grand piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass guitar (student should bring his/her own instrument except piano, of course)

*** Specialties ***
classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation, music theory, pop/folk guitar, bass guitar

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