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About John S.

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Houston, TX

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Rock/Pop...Beginning Bass and Intermediate Bass. Learn to "hold down" the low end and play on "the one". Also, learn to play within scales and add style to a song. Bass is my primary instrument and my favorite pastime is improvising with friends.....okay, and my dogs . I taught Rock Band at KIPP Houston High School for 5 yrs. Teaching how to improvise is a passion of mine.

About John
John taught a fundamental rock band class at KIPP Houston High School for five years. He earned an AAS in Audio Engineering and has been teaching guitar for over ten years. Not a "learn to shred" class.

*** Lesson Details ***
From beginning to end, you'll learn about chords and how to construct them; you'll learn scales and how they interact with each other; you'll learn how to put your ideas together and create a song. After 6 months of hour long classes you should be ready to work on your own.

*** Locations ***
I can come to your location or you can come to mine. We can also meet a
t an alternative place like Hermann Park.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all handouts and charts student will need. Student needs guitar/bass, pen and paper

*** Specialties ***
rock/pop, blues
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Dwight February 27, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
John's a nice guy , who helped me with some start-up basics, as well as helping me get a better idea of what techniques, scales, and chords to use, that would help me play the music I want to. Knowledgeable, and patient. Highly recommend you check him out.
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Monica O. May 3, 2013
Verified Student · Music Performance ·
I enjoy the lessons

Even though I am not familiar to music (other than listening), John has been very patient with me. He makes sure that we don't go too fast or too slow on the teaching/learning process. One of the best things about John is that he welcomes any questions or concerns I may have. So even if I don't make it to be a Famous Rock Star, John is there to teach me to learn to play like one. Thanks John!!!
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John S.

John S.

Houston, TX 77031
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$25 / 45-min

About Kerry M.

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About Kerry
I am a Biology student at Texas Southern University with a minor in music. I am a band leader, singer, songwriter, percussionist, bassist and guitarist. I have been a contract music teacher for over 10 years. I have taught music in various schools from 1st grade to high school in the Houston Independent School District, Spring Branch Independent School District and several charter schools throughout the Greater Houston Area. I have instructed and led large guitar ensembles 25+, percussion ensembles, a pop/ rock/ stage band, an elementary school choir, one on one private lessons, etc. I have de
signed curriculum and written lesson plans.

*** Lesson Details ***
Fun lessons based on your personal favorite songs and music. You'll be exposed to and learn different styles of popular music. After a few months and a personal commitment to practice, students will have a thorough understanding of the musical instrument they are studying and how to sight read.
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Kerry M.

Houston, TX 77021
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$29 / 30-min

About Andrew D.

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My bass experience began later than my guitar experience, but I pursued it just as fervently! Over the last ten years or so of playing I have played bass in many projects. From alternative, to metal, to folk, to indie-rock. I've been a guest studio bass player on a good number of tracks and still continue to play and teach today.

Most bass teachers that also play guitar are really just guitar players that can play their way around a bass on a basic level. However, there is much more to a bass than just playing what a guitar player or other musician might be playing!

The bass is a unique and colorful instrument in its own right. It shares some things in common with a guitar, but has a wide range of its own qualities and abilities! The bass plays a PIVOTAL role in almost all music. I would argue that it is even MORE crucial than many other instruments like guitar or piano.

There are not enough skilled bass players out there. Let's get to learning and add one more to their ...

About Andrew
Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for over 7 year
s now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and the Shins, shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, Minus the Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore, but love and appreciate most styles. So, bring it on!
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Alexander February 25, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
Very knowledgable! Knows how to cater your lessons to you and what you know and want to learn, a very natural instructor.

Would highly recommend!
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Justin July 3, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In studio
Excellent first lesson with Andrew. I have a song I needed to learn on acoustic for a wedding. He gave me a good breakdown at a pace I needed.
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Mike May 26, 2016
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
I am starting from scratch, with no background. Andrew is a great teacher, very personable and a great communicator. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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Andrew D.

Katy, TX 77450
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$29 / 30-min

About Daniel Z.

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Houston, TX

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I have been playing bass guitar for over 10 years, and been teaching for the past two. It is one of my favorite instruments, and I am well versed in Bluegrass, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Rock, Punk, and Alternative musical styles (to name a few), with some background in Jazz as well. Lessons include theory, note reading, slap-bass, and comping techniques as well as learning different songs.

About Daniel
For more than 15 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-round
ed 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
Composition and theory lessons
Audio production 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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Andrew D. September 11, 2014
Verified Student · Bass Guitar · In studio
Quite knowledgeable and strong teaching skills!
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Daniel Z.

Houston, TX 77074
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$34 / 30-min

About Al (Andrew) T.

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Ready to jam?
Ready to groove along with any band?
Ready to have the time of your life learning how?

It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 95,
It would be an absolute joy to guide you on your musical journey.

Lessons will focus around your technique, your knowledge, and your song writing and improvisation skills, providing you with the tools you need to get out there and get playing.

Lessons can be professionally recorded at your request (Home Studio classes only) and provided at the end of each session for reflection and efficient self-improvement at no additional charge.

About Al (Andrew)
My name is Andrew Alan.
You can call me Al.

In 2002, I got a cherry red Fender Squier P-bass for my birthday.
I was enchanted.
Couldn't put it down for a second.

For days,
weeks,
months,
I struggled. My fingers were sore and blistered, but I never gave up.

In the fourteen years that followed, I carried the bottom end of several bands, church groups, and my own compositions and going on to win several competitions.
Knowing that one day I would want to work for myself, I graduated with a BS in Accounting from LSU.

From there, I did a stint in the corporate world as an
Internal Auditor.
Though the work was challenging and I worked among the best of colleagues, I knew I couldn't carry on and be true to myself.

I left that life to pursue my passion of music. To write, and play, and produce, and teach others.

Through teaching myself, and through the guidance of incredibly skilled mentors, I've learned the path to becoming a better bassist each and every day that enriches my life and brings me profound happiness.

I want to show you, too.
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Krrish January 4, 2017
Verified Student · Guitar · In home
My son, Krrish, had a fantastic lesson from Mr Al, and we have been nothing but proud of the fact that we are getting our sons to learn from Al.
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pavan December 30, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Al is a very good techer
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Jacob November 21, 2016
· Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I have had the pleasure of playing and collaborating with Al for the better part of 6 years and in that time I have come to know him as a friend and mentor. Al's ability to simplify a concept into easily understandable principles has proved invaluable to me in my own growth as a musician. Although already experienced with guitar, with Al's help I was able to understand music in a new way and reinvigorate my methods. Al's expertise reaches far beyond bass and into many other aspects of music that provide a breadth to anything he teaches. He has always been very kind and understanding while still holding me to high standards and I really appreciate his way of teaching through application. I would definitely recommend Al's lessons to anyone new to bass or music in general.
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Al (Andrew) T.

Houston, TX 77041
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$24 / 30-min

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