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Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA

For those who want to groove.

Time, tone, voice-leading,and melody!
These are the four components to great bass playing.
I like to focus on learning how to be a great bass player by working through technique and learning great bass parts from recordings.
As students progress we can work on how to write your own bass lessons, and get into more advanced but crucial subjects, such as voice leading.

About Marcus

I love playing music, and I've spent my whole life doing it. I am very passionate about sharing my love and deep knowledge of music with others.
Let's figure out how you can express your self and learn a great skill through the language of music!
*** Specialties ***
I specialize in Jazz and Classical Styles on the Upright Bass. Electric Bass (rock, funk, soul, pop, etc), and guitar.

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Marcus B. is a performing and teaching artist specializing in acoustic upright bass, electric bass, guitar, and songwriting. Growing up in a musical family, Marcus’ entire life has been intertw
ined with music. Marcus began performing with his father at the age of four in churches and concert halls, singing and later picking up guitar at the age of 8 and then upright bass at the age of 13. Marcus received his Bachelors of Fine Arts in Jazz Bass from California Institute of the Arts. At Cal Arts Marcus had the honor of studying under world renowned jazz musicians Charlie Haden, Darek Oles, Joe LaBarbera, and Larry Koonse. He has also studied classical contrabass with Peter Rofe of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and participated in the Cal Arts orchestra under the direction of renowned contemporary violinist Mark Menzies. Marcus has had an extensive and eclectic professional performing career, performing in touring rock bands, contemporary jazz ensembles, jazz big bands, salsa bands, musical pit orchestras, and american folk and country bands. He currently performs around Los Angels in multiple bands in addition to freelance work. Marcus began teaching private lessons and ensemble coaching in 2010. He has taught ages 6-adult at schools, community centers, and music studios.
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Diana R. September 30, 2014
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am so thankful to have found Marcus as my bass instructor; he is the exact type of teacher I was looking for. His training and love for music were evident upon first meeting him. I have learned so much in the short time I have been taking lessons. He is a very patient and passionate teacher.
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Tyler W. June 17, 2013
Bass Guitar
All around wonderful teacher

Marcus is quite the gifted teacher. By far the best I've had the pleasure to aspire under. He is very easy to understand, and doesn't overwhelm you, taking time on the little things (the most important). He creates an atmosphere that is encouraging to learn in. We all know those teachers that create a stressful environment that inhibits progressive learning, as well as frustration in yourself. Marcus is certainly the opposite. He is also quite easy to communicate with--Creating lesson plans, setting goals, etc... In summation, a professional and a friend I would recommend to anyone and everyone.
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Marcus B.

Marcus B.

Los Angeles, CA 90026
(2)
starting at
$30 / 30-min
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Bjorn E.

Los Angeles, CA

Yngwie Malmsteen (5 years), DIO Disciples (3 years), Tony MacAlpine (4 years) bassist. M.I. & L.A.M.A. master classes & worldwide clinics for Carvin & EBS since 1996. Schools & private teacher since 1990. I teach students of all ages & levels. Most styles. I have a lot of experience with teaching kids, beginners as well as pros. In Studio or In Home lessons. 4 string, 5 string or fretless. I have a very patient and friendly approach. You will learn the most common and useful techniques & theory the correct way from a real world touring / recording professional with over 30 years of experience incl. 24 years of teaching and 25 years of recording and touring with multi-platinum selling artists.

About Bjorn

- WORLD TOURING & RECORDING BASS PLAYER of:
Yngwie Malmsteen (2007-2012)
DIO Disciples (2012-present)
Scorpions' Uli Jon Roth (2010-present)
Tony MacAlpine (of Steve Vai & G3) (2011-present)
Survivor/MSG vocalist Robin McAuley (2004-2006)
Quiet Riot (1994-1995)
etc

- TEACHER & CLINICIAN for:
L.A.M.A. (2012/2013)
M.I. (1996-2011)
Carvin Bass Guitars (2013-present)
Privately (1990-present)
School of Rock (2006-2007)
Rock Nation (2007-2011)

I have taught thousands of bass players and musicians, toured on all four continents since 1991 performing nearly 2000 concerts and played
on nearly 50 albums.

If you want real practical advice on how to become a much better bass player, regardless of your current level, I look forward to meeting you!

*** Lesson Details ***
I teach students of all ages and levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced).
I teach most styles of music and bass techniques, and I work very well with kids and beginners. 4-string or 5-string or fretless electric bass guitar.

Although I teach most styles I specialize in taking intermediate and professional Rock, Pop, Metal and Blues Bassists to a much higher level by making them understand bass playing and music in a deeper and more logical way. I teach techniques, fretboard orientation, effective practicing, speed learning and theory in a way that will rapidly improve your playing and confidence on stage and in the studio, as well as help you find your own style.

I cover anything or everything from Proper Right-/Left Hand Technique, Fretboard Orientation, Proper Warm Up, Tuning, Ear Training, Sight-/Chart Reading, Style Versatility, Groove, Timing and Theory to Speed Learning Techniques, Career Orientation, Gear Advice and much more. My approach is very patient and friendly.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Carvin basses
EBS amps & pedals
Cords
Picks
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Nicole M. March 23, 2014
Bass Guitar
The best of the best!

I've been taking bass lessons from Bjorn for over a year. As a beginner, I struggled to play until I started taking lessons with Bjorn. As a skilled instructor, he knew how to take me several levels ahead. In a matter of a few lessons, I was able to understand theory, strengthen my hands with proper exercises, and play complete songs. Every lesson is structured and meaningful. Bjorn is a professional and dedicated instructor who knows how to bring out the very best in you. I would highly recommend him to both beginners and advanced players alike!
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Jennifer S. March 19, 2014
Bass Guitar
Seriously the best!

I've been taking lessons from Bjorn for nearly 7 years now (since I was 15) and I honestly could not have asked for a better experience so far! He is a phenomenal teacher that covers everything from theory and technique to improvisation and incorporates your own unique music preferences, influences, and interests into every lesson. He is a true rocker and a great friend. He is patient, but knows how to push you to be your best and that, among everything else I've listed and more, is what makes him so amazing.
If you want to learn from the best in a super chill environment with an amazing guy Bjorn really is the teacher for you :)
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Tom M. March 3, 2014
Bass Guitar
Bass Lessons - The RIGHT Way

I have been taking lessons from Bjorn on and off for some time now. I had already been playing bass for years, but Bjorn pushed me in the direction of experiencing a whole new skill level. Focusing on technique and muscle memory training, he showed me ways how to tackle any riff or song so I could have complete confidence while playing out. I play in several cover bands and even if I think I have all of my songs down pat, I get a lesson from Bjorn just before a show and he shows me a new world of possibilities. Bjorn's expertise allows him to train almost any bassist, aspiring or seasoned. I always look forward to my upcoming lessons and highly recommend Bjorn to take your playing to the next level.
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Bjorn E.

Bjorn E.

Los Angeles, CA 90028
(3)
starting at
$50 / 30-min
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Jason W.

Glendale, CA

I've been teaching bass guitar for six years now in a variety of different styles. Some styles include, but not limited to: rock, metal, funk, blues, pop and more. I like to work on various techniques and playing styles so that my students develop their own unique approach and can incorporate many different styles into their own playing.

About Jason

I grew up in Minnesota and started playing guitar when I was 13. Self-taught for three years, I developed a passion and love for music. Upon turning 16, I expanded my knowledge studying with a local guitarist, a musical genius in my opinion, who made a huge impact on my playing. In the fall of 2007 I relocated to Los Angeles to attend Musicians Institute for guitar performance. I graduated in 2009

Over the course of the last nine years I've been a part of six different live performing bands and currently work with my original band comprised entirely of Musicians Institute graduates, Delp
hian. Delphian can be seen and heard featured on screen in the Mike Judge film “Extract”. I study, perform and have vast knowledge in the styles of blues, classical, country, folk, jazz, metal and rock n' roll. Everyday as I continue to grow as a teacher and musician, so does my love for the guitar. I very much enjoy sharing my knowledge and seeing each of my students progress and grow as musicians.

*** Lesson Details ***
Every lesson will be tailored exactly to what you want to learn. We can cover specific topics such as music theory, harmony and improvisation, but if you would prefer to just work on learning your favorite songs, that's precisely what we'll do. Let me know what you want to learn and it will be done. We'll monitor your progress to help reach your goals. Most importantly, we will have fun while learning!

*** Studio Equipment ***
Acoustic and electric guitars and basses, amps, cables, music stands, PC with QBase recording software

*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide my own equipment. Guitar, amp, and cables. Students should have their own guitar and amp.

*** Specialties ***
I specialize in rock and metal, but I love to teach other styles like classical guitar, blues, jazz, and country.
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Lauren M. August 7, 2015
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Jason is awesome. He is intelligent, prepared, cool, kind, and patient. I'm really looking forward to getting better at this guitar thing with him. I STRONGLY RECOMMEND HIM YOU LOVERS, ARTISTS, FRIENDS, AND STRANGERS.
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Phoebe O. November 7, 2014
Drum · In home
Verified Student
We started off with a different drum instructor who turned out to be very unreliable. I asked take lessons to provide me with someone with good reviews. Someone who is punctual and reliable, that's when we met Jason. Jason is a super amazing instructor who has incredible patience. My son Nathan has never had any musical education before. After taking lessons with Jason for about three months he has a vast knowledge in playing drums and reading music. Jason utilizes his time very productively during lessons with no rush. He even goes to the extent to recommend and suggest products that will help Nathan improve. He is very humble, sweet and trustworthy. My family is glad that he came along. Thank you Jason from all of us.
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Christi D. November 3, 2014
Verified Student
Jason is a great,cool, and awesome guitar teacher. He has good taste in music and knows a lot of good ways of teaching me. I have improved a lot over the last few months since he came. My guitar solos are improving...and we have a lot of fun jamming. He is the BEST guitar teacher ever!
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Jason W.

Jason W.

Glendale, CA 91204
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starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Lucas G.

Los Angeles, CA

Can teach all genres and styles.

About Lucas

Hello! My name is Lucas and I am a very smart guy who is also nice. I have years of experience teaching and have an enthusiastic passion for it.

*** Travel Equipment ***
I would provide my own instruments, instrument stands, music stands, music paper and writing materials.

I would expect/prefer students to provide their own instruments and musical listening equipment (CD player, iPod, etc)

*** Specialties ***
I can teach a wide range of styles including but not limited to rock, jazz, blues, funk, classical, country, and different 'world' music styles. Some examples are Latin/sals
a and African guitar and percussion. I also specialize in teaching musical improvisation, songwriting, composition, and production.

I use student-specific musical instruction texts and programs to cater to each individual students needs. I have experience teaching improvisation using creative methods that involve group participation and improvisation, both with voice and instruments.
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Michael R. June 2, 2015
Music Theory · Online
Verified Student
Lucas is the rarest kind of teacher; the special kind who can turn a student's confused babble into a clear question with a definite answer. I signed up for music theory lessons after writing a lesson plan on Stravinsky's The Rites of Spring (I am a teacher myself) and realizing as I did that I actually had only the vaguest idea what I was talking about as I informed my students that a riot occurred on opening night back in 1913 because Stravinsky build the music on tritones, creating weird chord progressions that built a tension that was never fully resolved because the chord that came where the tension should release was close enough to tease but not close enough to fully resolve that tension. Believe it or not, that is why I decided to take lessons in music theory. I would have driven any teacher but Lucas crazy. If you want to know something about music theory but can't say exactly what, Lucas is your best bet.
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Allyce B. May 4, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Lucas is an amazing vocal coach and his teaching expertise excels on many levels. He finds creative ways to implement techniques and style.
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Michelle B. March 23, 2015
Vocal Training · In home
Verified Student
Lucas is an experienced vocal teacher, and it shows. I had a lot of fun during my lesson, and I would highly recommend him. He's great!
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Lucas G.

Lucas G.

Los Angeles, CA 90026
(3)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Seth W.

Los Angeles, CA

I can teach beginning bass lesssons. Fretboard knowledge, tuning, various techniques and following chord progressions as well as melodic concepts and unique ideas to give your playing an edge.

About Seth

I've taught students of all ages everything from popular songs to music theory, technique, all aspects of performing and bands, gear and equipment knowledge and much more.

I approach every student differently and give them goals to reach that will help them in moving forward with their playing and musical knowledge. I make the lessons as enjoyable as possible, mixing taking the music seriously which is essential with a great sense of humor that is also essential. Playing music is supposed to be fun! I will help you reach your goals and have the best time doing so.
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Seth W. June 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
Seth is a very patient and knowledgeable teacher. He uses his trained ear and skill in music theory to guide you through the instrument and constantly encourages you to try new things. He is very patient and is always willing to help you understand the lessons or techniques at hand. I thoroughly enjoyed having him as a teacher and would recommend anyone sign up with him - Seth is the best!

-Ed C., former student from TG School of Music, Goshen IN
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Seth W. June 13, 2014
Guitar · In studio
My name is Lenny W. and I am a guitar instructor at Musicians Institute. I have worked at the school for 15 years and seen many students come and go. Seth attended several of my classes for six months and also have seen him perform many times in the live performance workshop during his time at MI. Seth is a great person, and an accomplished guitarist. In his time at the school he was an exemplary student and developed greatly. I believe Seth would be a great teacher and endorse him for any position he applies for. Sincerely - Lenny W., MI Instructor
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Seth W.

Seth W.

Los Angeles, CA 90028
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starting at
$30 / 30-min

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