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Matt O.

25 Reviews
West Chicago, IL
Starting at $39
  • Speaks Spanish, German, English
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1997
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Matt O.

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My bass guitar teaching style consists of a fun, relaxed, and engaging student paced learning environment.
My instruction is always tailored to my student's short term, and long term goals.
My promise to you as my student is that together we will discover what it takes for you to become a proficient musician with the ability to perform in front of any audience.
My classes with you will include the following content:
• Warm up exercises
• Fundamentals
• Mindfulness techniques
• Note reading
• Tab reading
• Sight reading
• Left hand/ right hand techniques
• Burst practicing (burnout prevention)
• Micro movements/economy of motion
• Proper posture both sitting and standing
• Stage performance techniques
• Embellishments
• Improvisation
• Unorthodox techniques
• Scales and Keys
• Theory
• Fretboard mastery
• Chords (all types)
• Songwriting
• Transcription
• Memorization
• Self sufficiency

About Matt

***LESSONS ARE TAUGHT IN PERSON AT MY STUDIO OR ONLINE USING SKYPE OR ZOOM*** Whether you are starting from square one, or you've reached a point where you can't go further on your own, or you would like to sharpen skills you already possess and want to take them to a higher level, I'm your guy.

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Evan
I have been learning tenor banjo (Irish tuning) from Matt. Although I'm a complete beginner, Matt has been a very patient teacher. He balances lessons between learning songs and music theory. His wit and humor make every lesson enjoyable.
Sydney
I've been taking lessons from Matt for more than 8 years now since I was young and he's super friendly and encouraging! Highly recommend as he has experience with many different areas of guitar and that offers freedom to learn whatever you want.
Luke Lehman
Matt is able to spot small things that make a big difference in a musician's journey no matter how far along they are. His demeanor puts his students at ease, and always encourages and builds up. I'd recommend Matt to anyone, at any level, wanting to grow as a musician!!
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Patrick D.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Bachelor Of Music from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2008
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Patrick D.

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I am a lifelong musician/music educator. I have a degree from Berklee and I have experience teaching at the University level. I have been a private teacher for over 10 years and I have taught a wide variety of students. I love to teach! Sign up for lessons today and take the next step in your musical journey...you deserve it!

About Patrick

A strongly devoted musical student throughout his grade school years, Patrick came to Boston in 2004 to study at Berklee College of Music. He is currently a multi-instrumentalist and music educator in the Boston area, touring with multiple New England groups. With a diverse background and teaching

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Michael S.
Patrick is very nice and easy to work with.
Steven
Quality lessons. Would recommend
Hayley
Great teacher!
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Bachelors of Music Education with Honors from New Mexico State University
  • Teaching since 2006
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Jesse M.

103 Reviews
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Beginners
I'm not currently taking beginner guitar students, but I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62

Intermediate
Expand use of arpeggios and look into common variations in traditional harmony. Also begin to look into the applications of polyrhythms in bass playing.

Advanced
Break out of basic arpeggios through use of modes and chromaticism. Really push your rhythm to the limit through more advanced polyrhythms and use of asymmetrical meters. Also exploring different types of tone and methods of making sound.

About Jesse

*Disclaimer* I'm currently not taking beginner students for bass, drums, piano, and ukulele or children under 10 years old. I highly recommend my studio partner Melissa though. Please check out her profile: https://takelessons.com/profile/melissa-m62 My Background I've been playing with

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Brenden R.
Liz S.
Talented teachers are rare. Like a great coach i sports... the coach doesn’t need to be the top athlete in his field to know how to teach each team member to hone their best abilities, he just has to know and see how to teach you how to get there. Being an outstanding teacher is a great talent all in itself... and that is Jesse. He has that quality and ability to lead, focus and take you where you want to go.
Romy R.
Jesse has given directions on how to successfully become a better musician. His approach and explanation on musical theories was much more understandable than what I was previously reading. Overall, I found the lessons to be very usefull.
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Dennis B.

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Starting at $38
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1974
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Dennis B.

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MASTER LEVEL INSTRUCTOR-This is a fun, one on one private lesson on bass guitar for students beginner to advanced levels. My teaching experiences include 31 years in public school as an elementary music teacher, and over 9 years as a private instructor, and I have taught students of all ages from under 6 to over 60. My experience also includes over 40 years as a performer . I am very patient and I know how to make things easy! I have taught students with all learning styles. It's my belief that it's not only important to provide instruction for the student at their level, but also to provide instruction that gives the student a choice, so their own interests are taking into consideration.

About Dennis

MASTER LEVEL INSRUCTOR Over 40 years performance experience 31 years classroom music teaching experience in public school Over 8 years experience as private instructor

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Trevor S.

46 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Contemporary Music: Performance from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
  • Teaching since 2015
  • Awarded Magna Cum Laude from Santa Fe University of Art & Design
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Trevor S.

46 Reviews
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Interested in learning how to be the rhythmic and sonic center of a music group? Look no further than the bass guitar! Together, we will learn popular songs, picking/finger techniques, arpeggios, scales, and sight reading of tablature and standard notation.

About Trevor

I am a diverse and skilled lead and rhythm guitarist. I play Rock, Jazz, Blues, and Balkan music. I started my journey with Eric Clapton and George Harrison in 2004. I graduated with honors from the Contemporary Music Program at Santa Fe University of Art & Design in 2015. During my time at school,

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Thanks for the class Trevor! I just got my ukulele today, signed up for a free trial and came across your class! Chat or voice options weren't working for me so I couldn't respond during the class but just want to let you know it was great:)
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Maya M.

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Starting at $35
  • Speaks French
  • BA in English and French from Skidmore College
  • Awarded Bass Department Outstanding Performer Award and Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Maya M.

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I meet you where you are at as a student and go from there. I like to teach methodically, building on new skills each lesson as building blocks towards bigger goals. I assign brief, targeted technical exercises as a venue to work on foundational technical skills, and incorporate these skills as much as possible into musical application. The ultimate goal is to play music and have fun, so technical practice will always be in service of playing the music you want to play. We will look at theory concepts when relevant. I will also incorporate my perspectives on tone, style, ensemble skills, practice skills, and real-world gigging.

I tailor lesson plans based on your musical background, if any, and your goals. I think of lessons as collaborative, working together to figure out what works best for you. I studied academically, and I also grew up playing in punk bands in basements, so I can offer advice and exercises from multiple perspectives. I use both approaches to music fluidly in ...

About Maya

Maya studied upright bass performance at Berklee College of Music, where she earned a Berklee Merit Scholarship and the Bass Department Outstanding Performer Award and Scholarship. She played with the Berklee Contemporary Symphony Orchestra, with a highlight performance of Lord of the Rings Symphony

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"Ben was very knowledgeable in functional music theory. I enjoyed learning basic jazz on bass guitar"
Tim Sande
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Ben R.
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"I would think the first lesson is always the hardest to start since as an instructor you don’t know what skill level you will be teaching. Trevor started the class asking what I wanted to accomplish and ended with lots of practice lessons for me to complete. Looking forward to more classes with him."
Randy
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Trevor H.
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"Greg is very dynamic and a really fun teacher. He understands how to read our son’s musical ability and gear the lesson to him. He instructs and plays music with our son during lessons in a manner that seems very effective, and our son comes home after his lesson wanting to play more and wanting to practice to be able to play cool stuff with Greg in the next lesson. Our son definitely feels challenged every lesson. We feel very fortunate to have found Greg and look forward years of lessons to come, as playing music with Greg is one of our sons favorite things."
Emac Helena
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"I've only had a couple of lessons so far, but am very, very pleased. Instead of being the next guy to show up, and Jonathan trying to remember who I am and what I'm here for, Jonathan actually spent time through the week looking for resources that would help me and what I want to accomplish. While I spend 30 minutes a week in the actual lesson, and I spend some time throughout the week practicing, Jonathan is actually investing time for the lesson outside of the lesson, and that's really important to me.

Jonathan has a very diverse background, and experience with lots and lots of instruments and musical styles, which all help in the lessons - strategies from concert bass that electric bass players can incorporate, chord inversions common to classical music which can help "pop" type progressions to move forward better, and places where it's appropriate to play funk or Latin styles in straight-ahead folk sorts of tunes. I highly recommend Jonathan, even if just to sit and talk about music for a couple of hours."
Will Stranathan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jonathan T.
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"He’s really good, he finds ways to improve your playing to make it easier and sound better. I definitely recommend."
Allyson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Sean H.
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"Dee was very informative and answered all my questions. She understands that myself an older student returning to music has a different approach and she is going to work with me. I am looking forward to next week."
Mike
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Dee F.
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"Had a great experience. David is patient, explains things clearly, and really knows his stuff. Definitely recommended."
Adam
Took Bass Guitar lessons from David W.
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"I cannot ask for a better teacher for my son! Jesse is charismatic teacher and a role model."
Irina Z.
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jesse M.
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"A Great lesson today. Mahalo."
MICHAEL J MELCHER
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Theresa S.
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"Eric is very nice an patient, i am making solid progress under his instruction."
Ziliang Che
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Eric L.
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