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I'll teach you the essential fundamentals of playing technique that make it so important in learning this behemoth of an instrument. Harmony, bass lines, soloing, thumb position, bowing, learning songs are also covered.
Ian's vast and diverse experience on the Northeast music scene has given him the background that rivals the best of many professional musicians working today. From band tours of the US, Canada, and Hong Kong and a handful of recordings under various acts, Ian remains busy in his home city of Philadelphia. Ian has performed with such acts as Jazz great Grover Washington Jr. to the Bucks County Symphony Orchestra.
Ian has taught private lessons in Bass both electric and acoustic, piano, and guitar for the last ten years in which he has also lent his talents to the esteemed Paul Green School of Rock and Day Jams Summer Rock School. He has also been involved with a number of after-school programs in the Philadelphia area where he taught private music ...
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I usually teach Jazz and Funk bass style. However, I can also teach widely, such as, Latin, Swing, Funk, Pop, Rock, etc.
Learn the techniques required to play the bass in tune. Learn about shifting hand positions. Learn about performing any style of music. Learn to read music in bass clef notation.
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 ...
Explore any and all areas of upright bass performance. Jazz, walking bass lines, orchestral playing (I teach both German bow and French bow). Focus on developing strong technique and good intonation, which is the basis of playing for all styles of music.
I earned my master’s degree in jazz studies from The University of the Arts. As adjunct professor of music at Lebanon Valley College, I teach double bass, bass guitar, jazz improvisation, and directs small-group jazz combos. Working with students of all ages, I also teach workshops, clinics, and master classes at high schools, middle schools, and elementary schools in Pennsylvania and Maryland, as well as keeping a private teaching studio out of my Bucks County home.
Lessons are available on upright bass, electric bass, improvisation, music theory, and ear training at all ability levels and all ages, from absolute beginners to high school students preparing for college auditions to adults. Some of my students have been accepted to various regional orchestras and jazz bands, and ...
technique, arco, pizz, jazz, improvisation, tunes, all styles, reading
Dave K. has performed and/or recorded with notable musicians such as: Herb Robertson, Sonny Simmons, Sabir Mateen, Naoko Ono, Yaya Abdul Majid, Peter Kowald, Vattel Cherry, Jane Wang, Dan Peterson, Ravish Momin, Adrian Valosin, Jim Desalvo and others. in 2001 Dave performed with Vattel Cherry's basssrespanse at the International Society of Bassists Convention at Butler University. He has also performed at the Atlantic City Music Festival, the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, the New Atlantis Improvised Music Festival, and many U.S. jazz clubs and perfromance spaces. In addition to his sideman work, he also currently leads his piano trio, Dave K. and Friends, leads the quartet, Augmented Fourthet, and has a trio with Herb Robertson. About his playing, Ken Weiss wrote for Cadence ...
My name is Rob M. and I am professional cellist and string specialist. I hold a Bachelor of Music Education from DePauw University (2010). I am a certified K-12 instrumental/general music teacher in the state of Virginia and Washington D.C. I am currently attending Temple University for a Masters of Music in String Pedagogy. I recently left my string music private studio (20-25 students with Music and Arts) in the Washington D.C. area and I am looking to offer my expertise and experience through takelessons.com. I look forward to working with you and making a great musical learning experience!
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