I have been performing, composing, teaching and recording bass (acoustic & electric since 1969. I studied privately as a youth in Kansas, and studied in New York City, Upstate N.Y. and Mass. as an adult--both privately & at schools (privately: Charles Mingus, Bill Takas...Schools: New School (NYC), summer session--Berklee College of Jazz (Boston), SUNY (New Paltz--certification as music therapist), Faunt School of Music (Studio City, CA--studied under Jamie Faunt--legendary bassist who has recorded with a "who's who" in the music industry). I also became certified in the Netherlands as a music therapist & where I worked in all phases of music from September '74-Nov. '78 and many tours of Europe for major festivals over the years since I moved back to the States.
I do not play bass regularly but can teach all levels/styles beginner to advanced.
Electric Bass guitar styles, techniques, note reading and theory and performing.
I have transcribed and written several bass books for Hal Leonard's Bass Play-Along series.
I like to teach musicians to learn music theory by learning their favorite songs and then dissecting them to find out what makes them work.
I can teach you to read notes and chord charts and get you ready for auditions and performances.
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