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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Old Bethpage

Athena R.

New York, NY
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Joshua P.

Brooklyn, NY
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John G.

Brooklyn, NY
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Athena R. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Acting, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Classical Guitar, Film Acting, Guitar, Improv Acting, Meisner Technique, Method Acting, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Opera Voice, Piano, Shakespearean Acting, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Ukulele

About Me

Athena has enjoyed tremendous success as a singer/songwriter, actress, musician and teacher. She is originally from Toronto, but is now based out of New York City.

Athena has released 5 CDs, toured North America (both as a singer/songwriter and as an actress), and taught voice, piano, guitar, songwriting and acting for the past 13 years. She has shared the stage Sarah McLachlan and Jim Carrey, and taught songwriting to 5th Grade girls with Lisa Loeb (the teaching project with Lisa Loeb was made into a documentary and premiered at Tribeca Cinemas). Currently, her music video LOVE IS LOVE is featured on MTV's LOGO TV.

As a teacher, Athena has worked at numerous schools, organizations, and colleges across North America, including Oregon State University, Montcalm College, Manhattan New Music Project, TADA!, and The Ontario Science Center. She teaches privately (voice, piano, guitar, acting & songwriting), and facilitates workshops to kids and adults on topics ranging from "Vocal Technique", to "Booking Your Own Tour", to "Creating Original Musical Theater",She also conducts staff development workshops on "Communication and Socialization through the Arts for Autistic Populations" in New York City schools. Athena teaches all ages (age 4-99) and ability levels (gifted - special needs).

As a singer/songwriter, Athena has released 5 original CDs and numerous dance singles. Her latest full length album, "Little Girl Dreams", was produced by Emmy/Grammy Winning Producer Cynthia Daniels (Melissa Etheridge, Dave Mathews Band, "Producers" on Broadway). Athena's music is storytelling pop with a theatrical twist. She combines a dramatic 4 octave range voice with gorgeous piano and guitar arrangements. She performs regularly in the New York circuit, at notable clubs including the Knitting Factory, The Cutting Room, and Jacob Javitz Center. She has been featured in radio, TV, newspapers and magazines around the world.

As an actress, Athena has appeared in numerous commercials, Film, TV and Off-Broadway productions including Fran in The Day They Shot John Lennon (Redmill Theater), "Mrs. Muldour" in Superfudge (National Tour), "Tina" in Love Sucks (NYMF Festival) and principle roles on the History Channel and CNN. She won Best Comedy at Canada's YTV Youth Achievement Awards (Judge Eugene Levy). She currently performs as a Lady Gaga Impersonator at corporate events across the country.

Athena's training began with classical piano at age 4, voice at age 8, acting at age 9, and guitar at 16. She began working as a professional actress in Film & TV at age 12, and recorded her first album at 20. She majored in Theater at Claude Watson School for the Arts in Toronto, and earned a BFA in Music from Concordia University in Montreal. She regularly attends master classes in New York, with internationally renowned teachers such as Neil Semer, Kimberly Vaughn, Garry Dial, Francine Kay, and Maggie Maes.

As a performer, Athena is bold, imaginative, and chilling. As a teacher, Athena is patient, creative, and inspiring.

*** Lesson Details ***
Athena enjoys teaching all ages and abilities, from 4 year old beginners, to seasoned professionals, to adult hobbyists. She is a patient, fun, thorough, flexible, and imaginative teacher. She teaches most musical genres, from classical, to musical theater, to jazz, to pop. She can prepare you or your child for upcoming auditions (musical or theatrical) and provide valuable insight into the entertainment industry. Athena also does art therapy with all varieties of special needs, from Autistic to Alzheimer's. Whether you are an absolute beginner, a hobbyist, or a professional in need of a savvy coach, Athena will create a lesson plan suited to your individual learning style, interests and needs.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Piano
Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Microphone & speaker
Recording device

*** Travel Equipment ***
Recording Device
Guitar

*** Specialties ***
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Songwriting, Acting
Bel Canto, Classical, Musical Theater (Legit & Belt), Pop, Rock, Jazz, Music Theory, Composition & Songwriting, Monologue Preparation, Acting Audition Preparation, Pop Singing, Rock Singing, R&B Signing, Songwriting, Guitar Accompaniment, Piano Accompaniment, Performance Confidence, Business of Music, Business of Acting

Joshua P. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

I am a professional guitarist, bassist and educator with over a decade of experience providing lessons for students of all levels. I hold a degree in music from NYU and have taught independently, through schools, and for Sony Music Entertainment.

I have extensive experience performing in a wide variety of musical situations...rock and pop groups, jazz bands, dance and top 40 bands, gospel groups...many more. I am comfortable teaching pretty much any style!

We'll cover all the fundamentals you need to become the musician you want to be, whether it's learning basic scales and techniques, chord inversions and rhythms, melody construction and songwriting, improvisation and ear training...the list goes on. Any and all styles welcome for guitar and bass--rock, jazz, blues, funk, soul/R&B, finger picking, acoustic, you name it!

*** Lesson Details ***
I believe the best way to stay inspired is to learn music that you love. That doesn't always mean just learning your favorite songs--it also means learning the foundations on which that music is built. Theory, ear training, and fundamentals are of the utmost importance regardless of the sound you are going for and are the key to becoming a versatile, well-rounded musician. But combining technical knowledge with passion and emotion is what makes music fun and, well, musical! I will show you all the scales, finger exercises, rhythmic patterns and technique builders you'll need, but more importantly I'll show you how to use those skills in a MUSICAL way, drawing on styles of established music that you connect with as well as ideas from your own mind, helping you find your unique voice as a guitarist. After all, that's where all the best music comes from.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Fender Stratocaster American Series, Fender Telecaster Classic Vibe, Gibson Les Paul Standard, 1974 Gibson ES-335, Martin DM acoustic guitar, Antonio Aparacio classical nylon string guitar, Alleva-Coppolo RA5 Jazz Bass, Fender Vintage Reissue Jazz Bass, Euphonic Audio bass amplification, Fender and Pignose guitar amplification, 1973 Fender Rhodes Mark I, Pearl Drumset

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring my own guitar and, if the student is learning electric guitar, I can also provide an amplifier. The student is expected to have his/her own guitar and is highly encouraged to have an amplifier of his/her own. I can provide my computer for listening purposes but I would much prefer the student to have his/her own. The student should also have a notebook and staff paper.

*** Specialties ***
Ear training, aural recognition and learning by ear as well as reading music. I have experience playing all styles from jazz to pop to blues/R&B and encourage the student to develop reading skills in addition to being able to pick up a song by ear. Proper technique and relaxed playing/breathing is also of the utmost importance.

John G. Brooklyn, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Classical Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass

About Me

John G. was born in 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona. He started playing music when he was seven years old, learning classical guitar, and taking up bass not soon after. John used all the knowledge he gained at a young age to become one of Phoenix's best young musicians. He was in demand for all kinds of gigs: from playing jazz in restaurants and coffee shops, to playing in pits for musicals, to gigs with rock bands and playing in churches. John also began to compose, being influenced by Duke Ellington and Igor Stravinsky, including songs for jazz band and electronic music.

John moved to New York City to attend Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Jeremy Manasia, Garry Dial, and Jay Anderson. John learned much about composition from Richard Sussman, and refined his writing technique and style. He received his Bachelor's Degree in 2009.

After school, John moved to Brooklyn, and started playing shows in New York's rock and singer-songwriter scene in addition to jazz gigs. John also started his own music group. The band has played in several of New York's best venues, including Spike Hill, The National Underground, and Cafe Vivaldi. In 2010, John released his first self-titled album on Fervor Records. It is available now on iTunes, and have followed that up with 2012's "Black Pants, Black Shirt, Grappler Gun", also available on iTunes.

John has been teaching music in NYC since 2011. John is very experienced when it comes to playing all kinds of music and looks forward to developing custom lesson plans with each student to help them find what they are looking for in music. John loves to help each student develop their skills and become great musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
I enjoy working with each student to to help them find what they are looking for in music. I like to focus on fundamentals, and depending on what the student wants to learn, there are several different books to work out of, in addition to curriculum I have developed myself. Music is supposed to be enjoyable, so I try to work with each student to find songs they like and help them learn it, instead of just having a set method I use for every student.

*** Studio Equipment ***
I have an Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Guitar, and Amplifier. I also have a nice weighted keyboard for Piano lessons.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can bring my Upright Bass for lessons on Upright Bass, or my Electric Bass and Amp for lessons on Electric Bass. If the student has an instrument (and amp) of their own, it is always a plus.

*** Specialties ***
Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Piano, and Guitar
Jazz, Rock, Pop, Singer-Songwriter, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, and Funk styles
Music Theory, Ear Training, Improvisation and Composition
Music Production
Music Business

Tom S.

New York, NY
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Brian V.

New York, NY
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Isaac J.

New York, NY
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Tom S. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Elementary Math, English, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Songwriting, Upright Bass

About Me

I went to Sarah Lawrence College from 1983 to 1987 and studied early music, chamber improvisation and composition. I also attended Berklee School of Music from 1983 to 1984, and studied bass performance, ear training and arranging. My teachers have included Rick Laird (bass), Meyer Kupferman (composition, improvisation and theory), Karl Berger (improvisation), Michael Manring (bass), Adam Nitti (bass) and Chris Tarry (Bass). I was a guitar and bass instructor at School of Rock NYC from 2008 to 2009, and also a volunteer bass instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp. I am currently an instructor at Come Join The Band which is an after school program that pairs pro musicians with kids to write original music .

I have taught private bass, guitar and ear training/harmony lessons since 1980.

My Performance Experience includes:
Blue Man Group….Chapman Stick, bass guitar and talking drum from 1991 to present including performing on the Jay Leno Show in 1994; ongoing gigs as sideman and leader (bass, guitar, stick and voice) in NYC from 1981 to present
Tom S. Trio on fretless guitar - NY
Fretless Guitar Festival, 2006
Solo bass CD
Brillliant Coroners CD
Otis Ball and The Chains - I'm Gonna Love You Till I Don't;
Dumptruck For The Country CD

Specializations:
Improvisation
Music Learning (Theory)
Music Technology (MIDI and Digital Recording)

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a laid back, but focused instructor. I use a variety of methods to best improve my students strengths and lessen their weaknesses. After three to six months , most students will be comfortable playing in rhythm and understanding basic harmony.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Lessons in the music room, upright bass, guitar, electric bass, amps, computer with recording equipment, protools, logic

*** Travel Equipment ***
I will bring a bass or guitar. They must have an instrument and some form of amplifier.

*** Specialties ***
Rock, Jazz

Brian V. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Performance, Music Theory, Piano, Upright Bass

About Me

After playing piano in middle school, I started playing the electric bass and then started playing the acoustic bass in the Louisville Youth Orchestra and in my school music program. I went on to get a Bachelors of Music from the University of Louisville. During which time I studied double bass, piano and guitar. Immediately after college I became a member of the platinum selling band “Days of the New”. After that I worked as a freelance jazz musician and taught private lessons in Louisville until I moved to New York City in 2009. For the past yours I have been teaching piano, guitar and bass at the “Rock Underground” in Bellmore, Long Island/ Fast Track Studios in Brooklyn, for Takelessons and freelancing as a performing musician. I have been cultivating musicians for over thirteen years. During that time I have developed an approach that adapts to the students abilities and to how much time they have to give to their pursuits per week. And at the same time maintaining constant growth and direction toward desired musical goals. Throughout my teaching experience I have had excellent personal relations to my students and when applicable the students parents. I have been successful teaching students of all ages and demographics. I have led many groups and rehearsals and If chosen I will bring enthusiasm, charisma, energy, passion, and a joy and love of music that will definitely help you reach your musical goals. 

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach in a variety of approaches and styles. For guitar I start with open chords and their application to various tunes on their level such as “Eight Days a Week”, “Eleanor Rigby”, “House of the rising Sun”, etc. From there I move on the pentatonic scale and eventually major scale harmony and theory and application of soloing over chord changes. For Bass I teach groove and eighth note time keeping from tunes such as “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” , “Smells like Teen Spirit”, “Sitting on the Dock of the Bay”, “No Woman No Cry” etc. and eventually whatever songs they wish to learn as well as solo bass playing and walking bass lines and pentatonic funk grooves. For beginner piano I teach from the Bastion Piano Method and supplement it with various classical pieces as their level increases such as “Fur Elise”, “Minuet in G”, Etc or I teach chords and inversions and their application over pop tunes depending on what the students desires are. My approach on all three instruments has been highly successful and everywhere I have ever taught people that run the ensembles compliment me about how well my students perform.

*** Specialties ***
I teach pretty much any genre: rock, country, blues, jazz and pop.

Isaac J. New York, NY

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Cited by All About Jazz as a musician with "all the groovy elasticity necessary to encompass the melodic complexity of compositions," Isaac is a strong voice among a new generation of musicians. Discovering a love for the piano, guitar, and bass in his youth, Isaac began performing in coffee shops and jazz clubs at the age of 15, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young musicians in Westchester County. While still in high school, Isaac had the opportunity to study with jazz legend John Patitucci. Isaac's selection for New York's prestigious All-State Festival came as no surprise.

Isaac graduated from New York University's undergraduate jazz program in 2009, where he studied with many seminal jazz musicians including Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Jean-Michel Pilc, and Martin Wind. In the spring of that year, Isaac recorded and self-released his first CD, Of Pandas and People, featuring his original compositions and accompanied by a group of powerful improvisers.

Isaac has toured internationally with his own quartet and has written and recorded music for film and television. Most recently, Isaac completed work composing and recording the musical score for the documentary "Return to El Salvador," featuring narration by Martin Sheen.

In addition to his performance, composition, and recording work Isaac has taught privately and in music schools for 7 years. An accomplished piano, guitar, and bass teacher, Isaac has experience teaching kids as young as four years old how to play, read, and love music. Isaac is currently a member of the staff at the R & D Music School in Carmel, NY and has previously taught at George Jackson Academy.

*** Lesson Details ***
As a teacher, I am committed to helping my students achieve their goals whatever they may be. I find as much satisfaction out of teaching a guitarist how to play the latest Green Day song as I do preparing a student for performing a Beethoven piano sonata for concert or competition.

I have found that students tend to fall into two categories, though some share characteristics from each. The first kind of student comes to me with a specific goal in mind; to learn a song, a technique, or a musical style. For this student, I am goal oriented and let the student dictate where the lessons go. If the student doesn't have any interest in reading music, that's fine! I work for you, not the other way around.

The second kind of student doesn't know exactly where to begin, but has an enthusiasm for music, or perhaps their parents want to include music in their general education. For this student I take more initiative in designing curriculum to include the classical masters, reading proficiency, theoretical understanding of how music works, and practice techniques and strategies. I am always goal oriented and maintain practical, short term goals in addition to a long term road map.

Over the years I have had students of all ability, talent, and age levels. I believe that knowledge of and experience with music is valuable for everyone, and as a teacher I know my job is to find an efficient and engaging way to connect my students with the material. Some young students benefit from longer concentrated periods of time on the instrument, while others require a different approach. I have developed many physical games that provide a break from time on the instrument while constantly reinforcing the material we have worked on. This is invaluable with many young students, as attention spans vary from pupil to pupil. For instance, my younger students love to play musical twister, a variation on twister in which I set out different colored tape in five lines to reflect the treble or bass clef staff and work the student through a program of memorizing the letters for each line and space. For the youngest students unfamiliar with the alphabet I have pneumonic keys to facilitate reading notation before they can read words! The key is to keep every lesson full of information, and full of fun.

For young piano students, I use the Alfred's Basic Piano Library books, as they have fun illustrations and a balanced approach to reading notes and rhythms, theory, and technique. For older students, I use several method books but also focus on supplemental material of my own design.

Upright bass students will study out of Simandl, with a large body of supplemental material as well.

*** Studio Equipment ***
home studio---all the guitars and basses you can imagine, piano,
parents can sit in

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide music notation paper and an instructor instrument (Guitar/bass). For a initial lesson I will provide an instrument for the student, after which he or she must provide his or her own.

*** Specialties ***
When teaching children, I prefer Alfred's method books for their accessibility and simplicity. I have a very deep knowledge of jazz and jazz history from classic New Orleans to the most contemporary styles.

I also teach classical music on the upright bass and piano and have students playing Beethoven and Bach regularly. I have a thorough knowledge of Western classical music history and as a composer, am an expert theoretician.

I have taught rock and pop guitar for many years and have always found great satisfaction in helping students achieve their own goals-to play a favorite song, to form a band, to develop their songwriting.

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