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Popular Bass Guitar Teachers Near Saint Louis

Dennis C.

Fairview Heights, IL
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Richard D.

Saint Louis, MO
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Michael H.

Saint Louis, MO
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Dennis C. Fairview Heights, IL

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Drum, Guitar, Songwriting

About Me

-14+ years of guitar, drum, and performance experience.

A military-brat born in Sacramento, California. Dennis spent the early years of his life on numerous bases in the US and overseas where his exposure to various people with different backgrounds and interests certainly influenced his eclectic taste in music. Dennis joined his school band at age 11, as a percussionist, and participated in orchestral, marching, and performance activities gaining experience on drum-set, marching drums (Snare, Bass, and Tenor), and auxiliaries like marimbas, hand-drums, tympani, and cymbals with emphasis in all genres from Jazz, Country, Rock, and Classical. Due to demand of multi-instrumental students, Dennis soon picked up guitar, bass, and piano to cover parts on various songs with emphasis in the same genres listed above. Dennis currently runs a home-studio and YouTube channel that promotes and collaborates with local artists to deliver music news, produce originals, covers, and music spoofs.

*** Lesson Details ***
My methods of teaching are dynamic in nature. I believe communication is the key component to effective learning; therefore, I tailor my style and methods depending on the personality, requests, and preferences of my students. I am a very animated, laid-back, individual. So, I tend to teach in a style that encompasses and exudes learning WITH FUN, in a more relaxed environment. However, for those who require or like a more directed approach, or for parents who want their children to have more of a focus on capability, I am completely comfortable with delivering a tutoring experience that has more emphasis on ability and progression. Most importantly, I deliver whatever my student wants, whether they prefer learning the basics in guitar or drums for terminology, technique, chords, rhythms, and songs; or they want more intricate lessons involving instrument history, maintenance, and techniques tailored to their preferable genre style.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electric or Acoustic guitar can be provided if needed. Electronic drumset for in-studio lessons and can not be provided if traveling. Portable grand piano is available in studio, as well. Numerous picks, guitar straps, cleaner, and amps available. However, no instruments provided for lessons can be taken home.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Electronic drumset can not be provided if traveling. Acoustic and electric guitars can be provided if needed. Numerous picks, guitar straps, cleaner, and amps available. However, no instrument provided for lessons can be kept at students home. Equipment borrowed will be taken back at end of session.

*** Specialties ***
Drum- Rock, Metal, Country, Contemporary
Percussion- Marching, Orchestral/Classical
Guitar- Adult contemporary, Country, Alternative, Pop
Music Recording- Hip Hop / Acoustic
Song writing- Hip Hop, Rock, Country, Metal

Richard D. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music professionally in local bands while attending UMSL and have been teaching guitar and musical performance to many students privately for the last 7 years while developing and exploring my own musical goals. Recently I have written, produced, and performed on 5 original music albums, toured from St Louis to Texas and Colorado, and have learned many things about humanity and our culture's relationship to music. Those who share a passion for music form an extraordinary community. Come take the first step toward your potential...

*** Lesson Details ***
My students can expect professional, expert advise from a working performance artist. One of my main philosophies is a focus on fun. If music is fun, then students will practice more - which leads to accelerating returns. My students can expect lessons tailored to their specific goals. First I will discuss with the student musical influences and genre preferences, then I will assess the student's current abilities and we will begin designing a weekly regimen of practice and study. As a product of the Internet generation, I recommend using all the tools available to my students including the Internet to further their goals. My students will also learn to perform with other musicians, so we will typically have a segment of each lesson dedicated to jam time. Whether my students aspire to be professional performance artists, impress their love interests, or just rock out in their bedrooms, I work with my students so that they can do exactly that.

*** Studio Equipment ***
one bedroom apt...hardwood floor...central room for studio...music stands, room parents to sit, chairs...

*** Travel Equipment ***
I bring a music stand, an acoustic guitar, my handout literature, and any other equipment (mic, stand, vocal amp, electric guitar, guitar amp) based on what my students want to learn. I expect my students to own whatever instruments they want to learn.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in teaching acoustic and electric guitar and stage performance. I teach using handouts that I customize for students and have lessons made up around different concepts such as - learning to identify what key a song is in - how to use 3 chord combinations - learning scales and when to use them - these type of things. I usually teach based on how I learned, which includes - using the Internet to learn songs - how to figure out how a particular song is played - getting into good practice habits - etc. My genres of specialty are Blues, Rock/Classic Rock/Southern Rock, and Acoustic Singer/Songwriter. What I like to do is ask a student what kind of music or songs they would like to learn, then build them up to the level they need to be to play those songs or that style of interest.

Michael H. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar, Blues Guitar, Composition, Country Guitar, Ear Training, Guitar, Mandolin, Music Performance, Music Theory, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

Active musician performing live and in the studio.
Band leader
Born and raised in St Louis, lived in CA 1983-2009, now in St Louis since June 2010
Completed guitar courses at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA and received scholarship for music study at Dick Grove School of Music in Studio City, CA
Taught individual lessons at Musician's Institute, Hollywood, CA.
Guitarist for The Crossing - Newport Beach CA, Calvalry Costa Mesa CA, Sand Canyon Church Irvine CA (acoustic and electric)
Music Arts and general education at Meramec Community College in St. Louis, MO.
I use Line 6 guitar amps, Fender amps and various efx, Fender Strat
I have worked as a product specialist and regional manager for PRS Guitars, Gallien-Krueger Bass Amplification, Line 6, D'Addario & Co.
Musical Director for The Kids from AtoZ and TnT teens in Orange County CA during 2008-2010(a singing and dance group of kids from age 5-19)
I am capable of teaching all ages and getting results that will have you playing guitar or bass for fun or a career.
I also tutor bands in preparing energetic entertaining shows
Additional experience with pro-audio, video, stage lighting and DJ gear.

*** Lesson Details ***
I can teach you all the latest songs by any of your favorite artists; Maroon 5, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, any classic rock or metal songs you love, even Taylor Swift. Every lesson you take gets you closer to your goal of being a guitarist or bassist. I can help you enjoy your practicing by showing you how to make the most of 5,10, 15 min or more of practice time. I know you want to play guitar or bass for fun. There are no tests in playing music; just fun times playing. In addition, If you want to read music and understand music theory I can also help you reach that goal, your choice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Line 6 POD, DT25 amp, Stratocaster, Line 6 VariAx
Fender amps, MXR Dyna Comp, Cry Baby Wah

*** Travel Equipment ***
Line 6 POD, DT25 amp, Stratocaster, Line 6 VariAx
Jeep Liberty

*** Specialties ***
Acoustic & Electric Guitar, Electric Bass. Metal, Classic Rock, Alternative Rock, Blues. I enjoy and will teach any style of music.

David M.

Saint Louis, MO
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Dave B.

Saint Louis, MO
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Ryan B.

Saint Louis, MO
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David M. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

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

About Me

Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with Robert C. Howard and classical guitar with Larry Bolles. From 1990 through 1993, he attended Webster University, and became only the second composer in the school's history to receive the BM/MM Scholarship. While at Webster, he studied composition with Dr. Kendall Stallings, Robert Chamberlin, and Kim Portnoy, Jazz History with Paul Demarinis, and 18th Century Counterpoint with Dr. Eloise Jarvis. During his education, he performed with many student ensembles and sat in on master classes by the great sitarist and surbaharist, Imrat Khan and jazz guitarist Peter Leitch.

In 1993 he started St. Louis SoundWorks with Grammy nominated Adam Long and Mark McClanahan that specialized in mobile recording, and composing music for films and commercials.

As a musician, David has composed over 200 pieces for various instruments and combinations from small chamber ensembles to full orchestra. He was bandleader of two creative ensembles that focused on alternative notation compositions and improvised music, and later co-founded the avant-garde influenced rock band Diverted Course which released two CD's.

As a teacher, David has taught classical guitar and musicianship as an adjunct faculty member at Meramec College and Webster University. He has given seminars on the music of Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, and Anthony Braxton. He has been teaching privately for 23 years and many of his students have gone on to successful music careers and performed all over the world.

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students of all ages in a fun and positive manner. I am flexible and will tailor the lessons to satisfy your own individual goals. Whether you are a beginner that wants to gain a foundation in technique, sight reading, and basic theory or an intermediate or more advanced player that wants to increase their knowledge and polish their skills, I will devise a plan to meet your needs. I encourage regular practice and like my students to keep a journal to monitor their progress.

I teach a variety of styles including classical guitar, blues, rock, jazz, and avant-garde.

Ultimately, I believe everyone needs a creative outlet, a way to express themselves, and has something unique to say, and I aim to help those students find their own voice.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Extra guitars and amps at both places. Mixing board at the studio. Only has a upright piano at his home address but has a keyboard at studio

*** Travel Equipment ***
Expect my students to provide the guitar. Amplification is optional.

*** Specialties ***
*Teachers classified as a Student Favorite have taught a minimum of 25
lessons and have received the highest feedback rating from students.Classical, jazz, rock, blues, and avant-garde.

Dave B. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Acting, Arithmetic, Basic Math, Bass Guitar, Broadway Singing, Drum, Elementary Math, English, Guitar, History, Improv Acting, Mandolin, Math, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Piano, Pre Algebra, Reading, Singing, Songwriting, Speaking Voice, Theater Acting, Ukulele

About Me

I'm co-owner of RockShow Academy, a performing arts school, as well as vocalist/keyboardist of the popular St. Louis band PartyRock. I've got an BA in Music from Southern Illinois University and an MA in Educational Administration from Lindenwood University. I play in in several bands around town and have served as musical director for many Musical Productions.

With my students;I customize the lesson experience to meet the goals of my students and often develop my own curriculum as well as traditional sources and methods. The focus is always on setting personal goals and educating students in theory, musicianship and performance to help them achieve their goals.

My style of teaching is laid back and relaxed and always encouraging.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Electronic Keyboards
Electronic Drums
Acoustic Guitars
Electric Guitars
Acoustic Bass
Electric Basses
Mics and PA
Logic Pro Recording Studio

*** Specialties ***
Working with Rock and Broadway Singers and Keyboard Players

Ryan B. Saint Louis, MO

Subjects Taught

Bass Guitar, Music Performance, Music Recording, Music Theory, Organ, Piano, Singing, Songwriting, Ukulele

About Me

I am a Music major currently attending UMSL studying composition and performance. I have finished an Associates in Music from STLCC, and have been giving private lessons since 2012. I have performed in multiple STL groups and have performed at many popular venues including Blueberry Hill, Roberts Orpheum Theatre, Off Broadway, The Broadway Oyster Bar, and The Gramophone to name a few. I perform a wide range of styles including Classical, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Jazz, Blues, and Progressive music. I have performed in Concert/Jazz choir, as well as Jazz band at both High school and Collegiate levels. Classically trained in piano for 8 years. I give students a mix of formal and informal training that involves studies with proper technique and sight-reading mixed with a curriculum that focuses on the students preferences in musical taste, songs, and style!

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