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Scott M.

3 Reviews
Jamaica Plain, MA
Starting at $40
  • Teaching since 2008
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Scott M.

3 Reviews
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Bass is the foundational element of music. It's an instrument that usually plays a supportive role while maintaining the integrity of the groove, and the feel of the overall sound. My experience as a bassist has been performing with a wide variety of ensembles from soul and funk to folk and rock. This is an instrument I have a passion for teaching because of it's link between the rhythmic and harmonic elements of music.

About Scott

Hello fellow music lover! My name is Scott, and I'm a musician with 15+ years of performance experience. I've studied performance at Berklee College of Music and performed in various configurations from funk/soul ensembles, to folk-rock bands and I write my own music that I perform as a solo art

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Khalil
Great instructor with the knowledge to teach superbly, with the insight to reach high levels of efficiency!
Dan
Scott is a patient and supportive teacher. He helped me tap into my musical intuition while also supporting a practical understanding of music theory. Working with Scott felt like having a mentor, rather a teacher, to support me on my musical journey.
Kelly
Scott taught me introductory drums. Scott is warm, funny, and adaptable - he made learning fun and easy for me. I didn't feel dumb when I made mistakes, in no small part because Scott was very encouraging and pointed out the things I was doing well!

Another reason to take lessons with Scott - he's incredibly talented and plays multiple instruments. For example, I wanted to practice playing drums in a "band" setting, so Scott grabbed an electric bass and we started jamming.

10/10 would recommend, especially if you like laughing a lot while you learn a new skill!

Albino M.

19 Reviews
Cambridge, MA
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguse and English, portuguese
  • Teaching since 2003
  • Awarded First Place in the category of World music from International song writing competition 2013
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Albino M.

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I have been playing bass for 10 years. In 10 years I have been working with bands from live shows and studio recording.

About Albino

Albino was born in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique, a country in southern Africa known for its rich musical and cultural heritage. Fueled by the resourcefulness and determination that have always characterized Mozambicans, he built his first guitar at 16 from a 5-liter can of oil, scrap wood, and

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Shreya B.
I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Shreya B.
I recently began singing again after a year and was very unconfident in my voice and my ability to improve. Albino was the perfect instructor for someone like me because of his patience and positivity. He was able to point out issues with my singing technique or provide feedback in a very positive way, without seeming critical. Whenever I was confused about something, he would work with me non-stop until I understood. Albino inspires confidence in all his students, and I highly recommend him as a teacher!
Alexandra Fallon
Albino is fabulous. I accomplished so much more in my lessons with him than I thought possible! He's so talented and also very patient.
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Charlie M.

7 Reviews
Charlestown, MA
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Portuguese, Spanish
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Charlie M.

7 Reviews
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Having fun learning a variety of songs while establishing a foundation of understanding of the guitar and music theory

About Charlie

I like to keep the lessons engaging by finding songs and material that the student is interested in. Every song is a world in itself and can offer many insights into the history and development of music. I'm currently finishing my second album of music that I wrote with SlowPokeNTurtle wh

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Richard
Charlie is the most patient and musical music teacher I have ever experienced and I am old! His approach to teaching is first rate. He is incredibly knowledgeable about all forms of music.
Larry B
This guy is incredible. He creates a safe space where you feel inspired to improvise and experiment with music. He showed me songs that changed my music taste and playing style completely. The best part of learning with him is that it feels like you are jamming with a good friend. He not only is an incredible musician but also a great mentor. I have only good things to say about Charlie
Kevin
Charlie McClaren is one of the greatest music teachers I've ever had. Learning music with him never felt like a chore, rather it was a journey we shared. He's patient and understanding, but he'll make sure you understand the music thoroughly. He showed me that music was more than an art form, it's a lens you see the world through. I can't recommend Charlie enough, no matter where you are on your musical journey, he'll take you to the next level!

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Damien S.

41 Reviews
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Starting at $38
  • Teaching since 1997
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Damien S.

41 Reviews
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I teach bass guitar for all genres of music. Whether it be formal reading or just playing with a band

About Damien

Orlando-based composer and guitarist Damien has made a name for himself as a writer of scores for film, theater and dance productions.;A graduate of Music Composition at SUNY Purchase (New York) and Musicology at the University College of Dublin (Ireland). Years of touring internationally and score

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Corinne C.
Great first lesson. Took the time to see where I am with my skills and took it from there. Looking forward to working with him to get better.
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Mike D.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Music (BA) from Penn State
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Mike D.

2 Reviews
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I’ve been playing bass since I was 10. I can teach how to fill the role of a bassist in a band for a number of genres.

About Mike

I am a music supervisor/ coordinator for film and TV. Since the quarantine has put a hold on the productions I'm working on, I have time to pick up a few students online! I graduated from Penn State with a bachelors of music in double bass performance. When the corona virus started shutting everyt

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Brad
Mike is a gem and true natural when it comes to music education. His passion for music, patience, charismatic personality, and lifelong devotion to learning really shines through during his lessons with my son. In fact, my son enjoyed his weekly music lessons with Mike so much that we booked time for years to come. Finding an instructor like Mike is rare, and I’m excited to have him help grow my son’s musical knowledge in a very accessible way through FaceTime, SO easy! Within a few short lessons my son was already walking around the house singing and playing the guitar like a young troubadour.
Liz
Mike is such a patient, engaging, kind teacher, and has kept my six-year-old son busy via FaceTime one hour/week learning the basics of music. Knowing that my son is engaged and learning with a great teacher has been invaluable to me as a working mom, especially during the current quarantine, but I plan to have my son continue taking lessons because of how much he's learning and enjoying his lessons. Mike engages my son by incorporating subjects that interest him - like Super Mario Bros. - into his lessons. I can't recommend him highly enough!

Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 8 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 1989
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Lyle R.

26 Reviews
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I cannot learn something without wanting to immediately begin sharing what I know. That's what inspired me to begin teaching, and it continues to drive me today.

My credo is, "Take fun seriously." There is a reason we say that we "play" music; it is meant to be entertaining, for the listener and the performer. I know you want to learn to play an instrument so that you have one more pleasure in your life, and not to take up a new profession. But I also assume the highest potential in my students. If something is worth learning, it's worth learning well. My goal is for people to say to each other, "There seem to be a lot of good guitarists coming out of the Madison area. What's in the water?" My bottom line: Whatever your personal objectives, it is my job to discover them and help you meet them, whether you're interested performing at the campfire or the concert hall.

If you do not live nearby, we can learn together through online chat via FaceTime, Skype, or Google Hangout. I ...

About Lyle

- Degree in Music Theory / History from University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. - 25 years' teaching and performing experience. - Fluent in all electric styles, plus acoustic and classical. *** Lesson Details *** I like to cover the fundamentals while focusing on your personal goals. All stages

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Scott R.
So far so good. Very patient as mistakes after mistake was made. Corrected quite a few mistakes I was making so that my habits would be good habits from the start. Let me talk to myself as I messed up and complimented me when I was on the right track.
Nancy C.
Great lesson! Thanks!
Robert C.
complete novice; adult student. First lesson very relaxed. Excellent blend through-out lesson of questions and information my goals and background as well as instructor's goals for me and his background. First "technical" part of lesson was manageable and care taken by Lyle to make sure I understood what was being presented. I left the first lesson feeling this would be a good fit between instructor and student

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"For this first lesson things went very well and looking forward to more."
Jorge
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Joe A.
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"Fantastic instructor. He seems to really know his stuff and the way he explained and demonstrated techniques was excellent. That coupled with his personality made the whole experience outstanding. As much as I learned in my 1st lesson it felt like just hanging out talking music."
David
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul W.
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"Paul is such a great teacher. He is so knowledgable, so patient, and makes sure that he is helping you meet your own goals. I always feel encouraged, and that I am receiving honest and relevant feedback on how to improve. His calm, friendly, and professional demeanor puts me at ease and I really love learning from him."
Sarah
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Paul S.
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"Very patient and knowledge of music. I knew nothing about bass guitar and he took his time to explain all the notes."
Vernon
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Chris S.
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"Rob is incredibly knowledgable and was able to hone in immediately on both what I needed AND what I was asking for. I look forward to more lessons in the future."
Anderson
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob R.
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"Explains material and lessons clearly a great instructor."
Doug
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Rob R.
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"GBC is a phenomenal teacher - knowledgeable, patient and understanding and tremendously talented. I highly recommend him for bass and extended range bass guitar!"
Wes
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Greg C.
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"Spiros has been an ideal teacher for me, he has a wealth of experience to draw from and has a natural nack for teaching (Im an absolute beginner).
His teaching method gets you playing fast and doesn't skimp on theory and musicality - he doesn't simply have you learn tabs and songs, this was a huge plus for me. Highly recommend him."
Nate
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Spiros S.
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"Excellent instructor and a way cool guy. My first lesson was really informative, with so many helpful tips and techniques. Ben is a friendly, patient teacher, and I am looking forward to my next lesson!"
Bryan
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Benjamin M.
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"Jered continues to be a fantastic teacher. He took the time to get to know what my goals are, he gives me good feedback, and he assigns me "homework" that is relevant and helpful to my progress. We focus on both the technique of playing bass as well as the the purpose and "feel" of the bass in different songs. I have fun at my lessons and look forward to them every week, and my bass playing continues to improve."
Josh
Took Bass Guitar lessons from Jered J.
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