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Greg D.

Greg D.

4.7(12)
I started playing guitar in the 5th grade and in middle school began playing in rock groups. At the beginning of high school, I started teaching in some of the local music stores in the area. While wanting more from my playing, I started classical guitar lessons with an Andre Segovia student, Rani Cochran, and soon started lessons from Warren Nunes, a top jazz guitarist in the Bay Area. While continuing to take lessons in both types of music, I majored in Music at the local college. There I played in the jazz band and in guitar ensembles. After receiving my A.A. degree, I took classical guitar lessons with Larry Ferrara at the Conservatory of Music in San Francisco. At this point I transferred to San Jose State University and received a B.A. in guitar performance and a B.A. in Psychology, graduating with honors. I played several years in the worship band at my church. My latest performing experience has been playing in a rock band Moho Mojo for the past couple of years. I enjoy teaching guitar and sharing what I’ve learned over the years of playing. We all never stop being students and learning new things on our instrument. *** Lesson Details *** Lessons are provided in a comfortable, fun environment and are private and on a weekly basis. Initially the student will complete a questionnaire before the first lesson to allow me to better understand what experiences the student has had with the guitar and with music in general. Additionally, I try to find out what groups and guitarists he or she likes. Finally, discuss what goals the student has or put another way, what he or she wants to do with the guitar. When we have completed the first lesson, I will better understand what the student’s playing level is and be able to provide a lesson plan based on that level and current experience. The lessons are tailored to each student’s capability and desire to play/practice. The lessons will be challenging but not “out of reach”. The student will feel successful and see the difference in playing within a relatively short time. I will assess the student’s progress each week, by reviewing the previous week’s work. Based on the student’s progress, I will advance to new material or stay within the same material. The student and I will agree on how much time the student will devote to practicing each week. The student will keep a three ring notebook for adding handouts as they are given. I usually use a guitar book, to have structure, along with supplementary material that fills in the gaps. It is vital to practice on a regular basis in order to improve. I provide teaching with patience and motivation. Being a parent of a child with ADHD (I homeschooled for two years), I incorporate learning from my parental experiences into lessons as needed. There have been several studies done that show how early music lessons have longtime benefits. *** Studio Equipment *** The studio lessons are taught in a music room upstairs with large windows facing the street with guitars, amps, a computer, stereo and seating. The house has 3 cats and two dogs which are kept separate from lessons. Street parking and/or driveway if needed. *** Specialties *** I've taught rock, blues, jazz, classical, contemporary Christian, and music theory. In addition to teaching guitar I also teach bass guitar. I try to get my students to play along with CD's and listen to others playing what they want to learn. I draw material from the thousand or more books I have collected over the years.
$1$27
/30 mins
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Jason M.

Jason M.

4.9(106)
As a bass player in a punk rock band I learned to apply the concepts I know on the guitar over to bass and slowly started introducing intervals and right and left hand techniques that are not as common on the guitar. A few of my bass students are professionals and have applied to big name music schools after taking my class.
$1$30
/30 mins
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Joe A.

Joe A.

4.8(14)
Experienced teacher of over 20 years. All styles, techniques taught..focusing on fundamental musicianship for beginner/intermediate levels. Hal Leonard books used with lessons tailored to students goals and musical tastes. Teacher and staff member of Victor Wooten's Bass Nature Camp and Gerald Veasley's Bass Bootcamp for over 15 yrs. Let's have fun and learn together!!
$1$15
/30 mins
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Claire A.

Claire A.

4.9(70)
Bass is the backbone of all your favorite tunes! As a professional bassist, I've played, performed and recorded with a variety of groups, and toured nationally and internationally, and had my bass lines featured on TV, Video Games and even a Royals commercial. In lessons, we'll go over the fundamentals of technique and improvisation, and how to construct effective bass lines.
$1$35
/30 mins
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Charles B.

Charles B.

4.8(18)
I'll teach you to sound like whoever, whomever or whatever you'd like! -Slap (Davie504, Victory Wooten, Marcus Miller, Boosty) -Pick (Blink182, Punk, "Money, Money, Money" bassline) -Finger (Jaco, Jamerson, Rocco) -Upright (Ray Brown, Mingus, Bill Black, Lee Rocker) -Jazz (Walking bass, the Blues, Rhythm Changes) -Latin (Tumbao, Salsa, Samba) -Arco/Bow (Classical & Ballads) -Theory (What is a...? "I, IV, V" or "ii, V7, I") -Reading (Important for school and the studio! ) Try with me!
$1$30
/45 mins
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Andrew C.

Andrew C.

5(93)
Fun and personalized lessons for aspiring bassists of all ages. Whether you are a complete beginner or advanced, my years of experience can show you a practical approach to learning music and exploring the bass guitar. Enjoy learning your favorite songs in a relaxed environment at my studio or online from the comfort of your own home. My students have many different musical tastes and lessons are always unique from person to person. Learn at your own pace. I build my program around your interests and goals. Become the musician you've always wanted to be and have fun doing it!
$1$57
/30 mins
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Akos F.

Akos F.

5(40)
I am an experienced bass guitar teacher with 10+ years of professional career behind me. I'm looking for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of good playing habits (learning the right songs that you makes you a better musician!). I specialize in rock, jazz and funk. I focus on playing by memory but sheet music and cheat sheets are also available upon request. I also have the following tools available to use during lessons: sound recordings, sheet music, and more upon request. Let's plug in that guitar and play some smooth bass lines :)
$1$40
/30 mins
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Rob R.

Rob R.

5(10)
I work with beginning, intermediate, and advanced bass players, helping them to understand how music works, how to get the sounds they want from the bass guitar, and how all of it relates to music they like.
$1$30
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Since our first lesson I've been progressing nonstop. He's a great teacher for both learning songs and exploring the nuts and bolts of music.

Augustin Touton (Bass Guitar lessons with Adam C.)

Stephen has really been really helping me advance my musicianship in a lot of ways that I wouldn't have gotten from self-study alone. He is generous with his time and attention and really wants to hel

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I had my first lesson with Theresa today. I am very impressed. She's very friendly and has a deep knowledge of bass and music in general - she showed me some finger exercises for flexibility, we disc

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Since our first lesson I've been progressing nonstop. He's a great teacher for both learning songs and exploring the nuts and bolts of music.

Augustin Touton (Bass Guitar lessons with Adam C.)

Stephen has really been really helping me advance my musicianship in a lot of ways that I wouldn't have gotten from self-study alone. He is generous with his time and attention and really wants to hel

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