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All ages and proficiency levels are welcome!
All private lesson curricula are catered to each student, so the emphasis of study will depend on him/her.
Any style of music can be covered.
Learning to read music is optional.
Learning to listen is a MUST.
Two-finger plucking technique is covered. Picking and slap bass are dealt with in the context of the styles music they tend to be used in.
Active listening and playing along with songs is encouraged. Learning how to pick up bass lines by ear and interact with other musicians is also covered.
I am 25 years old, a San Diego native displaced on the East Coast for the past 13 years who is enjoying a career as a performer, writer, teacher, and student of music. Music is my world.
I have a masters degree in Studio Jazz Writing from the Frost School of Music in the University of Miami and bachelors degree in Jazz Performance from Temple University. My main instrument is bass but I have years of performance and teaching experience on piano and guitar as well. I have been teaching music in classes, camps, and privately for over 6 years. Two of those years were as an employee with TakeLessons. During that time I taught over 100 different students and averaged about 40 private students a week.
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I believe that music is a shared art, one that demands an ...
Become a well rounded bassist and musician through the study of technique, groove, ear training, harmony, musical styles, reading, and the bass lines of the greats.
Andrew is a Philadelphia area bassist, guitarist, composer, sound designer, audio engineer, and teacher. As a recent graduate of University of the Arts with a MM in jazz studies, Andrew has had many opportunities to study with some of the best musicians that Philadelphia has to offer. Andrew performs in a variety of styles from rock to jazz and R&B. For Andrew, music is the most fun a person can have and this idea is the foundation for his instruction. Andrew aims to inspire his students, in the way that his great teachers have inspired him. He emphasizes improvisation, confidence, versatility, good habits, a strong foundation, and the concept of music as a language.
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Though I cultivate a laid-back atmosphere, I take music and teaching very seriously. I ...
Bass Guitar lessons for students of all experience levels and stylistic interests. Beginners will quickly be able to start jamming on their instrument immediately after the first lesson. Experienced players will have the opportunity to further develop their skills in creating bass lines, scales, chords, improvisation, ear training, learning songs and so much more. My lessons are built around your musical goals and provide you with the knowledge and skills to achieve them.
Music has been a lifelong pursuit for me. I have played many instruments over the years while performing with various groups in and out of school. Eventually I decided that music was how I wanted to make my living. Since earning my degree in Instrumental Performance/Jazz Studies from University of the Arts in Philadelphia, I have been performing and teaching professionally. I have had the pleasure of studying and working with some of the finest musicians. Each day brings new and exciting challenges to be met. I have really enjoyed the journey to this point and am looking forward to more great things in the future.
My lessons are available to anyone who wants to grow musically. They can be as simple or as challenging as you like. I move at your pace and strive for every lesson to ...
The electric bass is often the sonic foundation for rock music and many other contemporary styles, supplanting the upright bass and tuba (in some genres).
Vince began playing electric bass in 2002. He approached the instrument shortly after picking up the guitar. Vince is largely self taught, having transcribed many rock songs and by applying music theory to electric bass. Vince considers bass as a melodic instrument. He has recorded and performed on bass primarily for rock oriented music.
Vince is a trumpeter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer/arranger in the Philadelphia and New York regions. His primary instrument for the past 16+ years is trumpet; he also performs on assorted brass, electric bass, and vocals. Vince holds a Master of Music degree in Jazz Performance from the University of the Arts; and holds a Bachelor of Science in Music degree concentrating in Jazz Studies and Theory & Composition from the State University of New York at New Paltz.
Vince first began teaching music in 2006 as the trumpet instructor at Silver Creek Central School; he directed trumpet master classes for high school students. Vince later took on various private students teaching trumpet, guitar, electric bass, improvisation, and arrangement & composition. While earning his ...
Using your favorite songs form any genre of music students become familiar with musical scales, arpeggios, chords, music notation and theory, rhythm and ear training.
Michael C. was eleven years old when he began to play the electric bass guitar. He decided to get an electric bass because it was the one instrument needed to start a band among his friends. In addition to playing the electric bass, Michael enjoyed time practicing on the guitar and piano in high school. Transferring the knowledge and finger technique to the guitar came easy because of the similarities between guitar and the bass. And growing up with an upright piano in the house always lead to tinkering and eventually became a proficiency after college. In 1996 Michael enrolled at the the Philadelphia University of the Arts. He was awarded a presidential merit scholarship and a university grant based on his entrance audition. During his studies Michael was recruited for a student ...
I like to teach by breaking down songs my students want to learn. My students learn the fundamentals of music through playing the songs they like. Through studying your favorite bass lines, we can learn song forms, outlining chords, and how to walk. We can study music together to learn theory instead of going the other way around.
Hey! My name is Brian, I'm 32, married and have two kids. I've been playing guitar since I was 12 and professionally teaching music since 2008. Aside from playing in various bands in the South Jersey/Philadelphia area, I'm a member of the 553rd Air National Guard Band of the Northeast and act as the music director for our popular music ensemble. I studied music and music education at Camden County College and Berklee College of Music.
"Steven is very professional and extremely helpful. He always has a smile on and is serious about helping you phrase the music. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
"It's been really exciting so far! Jordan has been so helpful, so knowledgeable. I could not have found a better instructor and I'm getting better and better every day."
"My daughter's wedding was weeks away and I had never been able to dance a step. With Jenny's help, I came further than ever before in such short time in any subject."