I can teach all genres as well as all the different techniques, such as slap and pop, two handed tapping, etc.
We're gonna play some grooves and HAVE FUN! I'm a professional musician and have been a performing bassist for over 20 years, and I hope to pass along some of my knowledge and expertise to you. I customize your lessons to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play bass. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use these books for reference and/or lesson work:
- Hal Leonard's Bass Method-Books 1, 2 & 3 (Ed Friedland)
- Mel Bay's Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method (Vincent Bredice)
I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to "slap & pluck," how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.
Jan is a private instructor with nine years of experience teaching students of all ages and abilities. He believes that any individual can become an accomplished musician, with training and experience. He strives to understand each student and give them individual instruction rather than using the same dogma for everyone. This creates a unique and rich learning environment that accommodates diversity. He has also had success teaching other instruments like the accordion and vocal training.
We will work on left-hand and right-hand technique as well as music reading skills.
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