Electric Bass principle at Berklee College of Music. Studied with David Buda, Lincoln Goines, Joe Santerre, Paul Del Nero, and Benny Russell.
Bass students will work on developing good technique while jumping right into learning songs. Lessons can be focused on reading music, or simply figuring out how to play the music by ear.
In 10 years of teaching the bass guitar, I've guided students from their first encounter with the instrument through professional performance and college study. I love teaching the bass because playing the bass ties together so many fundamental elements of music in every genre.
While I have a degree in Jazz Performance on the double bass from NYU, I have performed on the electric bass professionally in many styles from jazz to rock, soul, funk, merengue, and everything in between. Studying the bass with me can be as focused or as broad as needed for each student. I enjoy all of my lessons, learning each and every baseline on Sgt Pepper's, focusing on reading skills and music theory, or improvising walking bass lines over jazz standards. I always focus on the goals of my students and how best to build a true understanding of the instrument, it's role in an ensemble, and the tradition of the music.
I've played guitar and bass guitar for many years and am happy to share my experience and skills with novice players. I play and enjoy all genres of music - rock, pop, jazz, hip-hop, country. You name it!
The Basics section provides tools and exercises to help you grow as a musician. Look up and hear any scale or arpeggio, and cross-reference one with the other to see what sounds well with what. Take any of our seven interactive ear training and visual training tests to improve your ear and knowledge of the bass fretboard. Or use our theory charts to reinforce your understanding of basic music theory as it relates to the bass.
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