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Robert C.

Houston, TX

Although guitar is my main instrument, I have also played bass allot professionally over the years. There were times when I actually played more bass than guitar gigs. My focus in the bass lessons in to develop technique, rhythm and knowledge of the bass fingerboard. I can also teach music and chart reading and how to create your own bass lines.

About Robert

Robert began playing guitar in Houston, Texas at the age of 12. It was not long before he began playing in bands and played his first professional gig at age 17. Robert performed in and around the Houston area for five years before deciding to study music on the college level. He attended the University of North Texas and later attended Musicians Institute. While a student at MI, Robert was given the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for 1991-'92. Robert began teaching at MI in the guitar school (GIT) in 1993. He has played with Bo Diddley, Tim Bogert, Chevy Chase, Floyd Radford, Dea
con Jones, Joe Houston and countless others. He has performed for Buddy Ebson and Chevy Chase and has partied with the Monkees. In addition to playing guitar Robert also plays and teaches bass guitar and piano.

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Robert teaches serious beginners from ages 5-99. He can also help intermediate, advanced students and pro players fine tune their skills and learn to play the music they hear. His laid back but structured approach has helped many of his students over the years become solid musicians and attain their musical goals. Robert uses a combination of his own teaching materials combined with the best of what he has learned over the years studying with countless world class teachers and players. With his over 20 years of teaching experience he is able to synthesize all this knowledge and make it easily accessible to all of his students. Robert teaches a variety of styles which include blues, classic rock, R&B, pop, country and jazz. All lessons are tailored to the individual student's interests and goals. In addition to this Robert makes his lessons fun too!
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Twyla J. July 14, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
Robert is very nice and polite. I think the lesson was sufficient for the first lesson. He gave me homework to work on the D, G, and C chords. We went over the right hand numbering PIMA. I need to determine what my goals are in playing the guitar.
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Valerie P. June 9, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
I am very happy with my guitar lesson with Mr. Calva. He is very knowledgeable and very patient. He found out my musical background and goals. He used that to structure my lessons today. He then gave me homework, tips, and short term goals. I am super pleased with his style of teaching. By the way, I am 50 years young...
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Wilbert M. January 17, 2016
Piano · In home
Verified Student
I felt very comfortable and learned a lot the first lesson. I'm going to continue with him. Waiting to get my schedule for up coming week.
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Robert C.

Robert C.

Houston, TX 77066
(20)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Andrew D.

Houston, TX

My bass experience began later than my guitar experience, but I pursued it just as fervently! Over the last ten years or so of playing I have played bass in many projects. From alternative, to metal, to folk, to indie-rock. I've been a guest studio bass player on a good number of tracks and still continue to play and teach today.

Most bass teachers that also play guitar are really just guitar players that can play their way around a bass on a basic level. However, there is much more to a bass than just playing what a guitar player or other musician might be playing!

The bass is a unique and colorful instrument in its own right. It shares some things in common with a guitar, but has a wide range of its own qualities and abilities! The bass plays a PIVOTAL role in almost all music. I would argue that it is even MORE crucial than many other instruments like guitar or piano.

There are not enough skilled bass players out there. Let's get to learning and add one more to their ...

About Andrew

Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for over 7 year
s now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like the Misfits and the Shins, shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, Minus the Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

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I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore, but love and appreciate most styles. So, bring it on!
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Justin July 3, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Excellent first lesson with Andrew. I have a song I needed to learn on acoustic for a wedding. He gave me a good breakdown at a pace I needed.
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Mike May 26, 2016
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
I am starting from scratch, with no background. Andrew is a great teacher, very personable and a great communicator. Looking forward to the next lesson.
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jeremy S. May 2, 2016
Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Andrew was VERY helpful in breaking down the basics of the guitar. He was very nice and polite and knowledgeable.
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Andrew D.

Andrew D.

Katy, TX 77450
(24)
starting at
$29 / 30-min
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Dustin N.

Houston, TX

A true bassist is hard to find and most bands in the area are looking for one. With the proper skills and technique, being band ready is not that far away.

About Dustin

I hold music degrees from both Belmont and McKendree University. I've been playing guitar since I was 12 and violin since I was 18. I've been teaching private lessons when I graduated high school and loved it. I decided to make teaching my career, I currently teach at Spring Woods Middle School teaching orchestra.
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Sharon January 10, 2017
Cello · In studio
Awesome! Started out with just the kids and now I'm taking lessons!
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Gabrielle H. August 11, 2016
Violin · In studio
Verified Student
I'm coming back to playing after 6 years of not thinking about music at all. Dustin gave me some great jumping off points for playing, reading music, and practice technique.
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Myke H. June 4, 2016
Bass Guitar · In studio
Verified Student
Dustin is very knowledgable but works with me using my existing knowledge as a foundation. He understands exactly what I am looking for and customized each lesson for me.
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Dustin N.

Dustin N.

Houston, TX 77066
(20)
starting at
$25 / 30-min
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Al (Andrew) T.

Houston, TX

Ready to jam?
Ready to groove along with any band?
Ready to have the time of your life learning how?

It doesn't matter if you're 5 or 95,
It would be an absolute joy to guide you on your musical journey.

Lessons will focus around your technique, your knowledge, and your song writing and improvisation skills, providing you with the tools you need to get out there and get playing.

Lessons can be professionally recorded at your request (Home Studio classes only) and provided at the end of each session for reflection and efficient self-improvement at no additional charge.

About Al (Andrew)

My name is Andrew Alan.
You can call me Al.

In 2002, I got a cherry red Fender Squier P-bass for my birthday.
I was enchanted.
Couldn't put it down for a second.

For days,
weeks,
months,
I struggled. My fingers were sore and blistered, but I never gave up.

In the fourteen years that followed, I carried the bottom end of several bands, church groups, and my own compositions and going on to win several competitions.
Knowing that one day I would want to work for myself, I graduated with a BS in Accounting from LSU.

From there, I did a stint in the corporate world as an
Internal Auditor.
Though the work was challenging and I worked among the best of colleagues, I knew I couldn't carry on and be true to myself.

I left that life to pursue my passion of music. To write, and play, and produce, and teach others.

Through teaching myself, and through the guidance of incredibly skilled mentors, I've learned the path to becoming a better bassist each and every day that enriches my life and brings me profound happiness.

I want to show you, too.
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Krrish January 4, 2017
Guitar · In home
Verified Student
My son, Krrish, had a fantastic lesson from Mr Al, and we have been nothing but proud of the fact that we are getting our sons to learn from Al.
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pavan December 30, 2016
Guitar · In home
Al is a very good techer
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Jacob November 21, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio
I have had the pleasure of playing and collaborating with Al for the better part of 6 years and in that time I have come to know him as a friend and mentor. Al's ability to simplify a concept into easily understandable principles has proved invaluable to me in my own growth as a musician. Although already experienced with guitar, with Al's help I was able to understand music in a new way and reinvigorate my methods. Al's expertise reaches far beyond bass and into many other aspects of music that provide a breadth to anything he teaches. He has always been very kind and understanding while still holding me to high standards and I really appreciate his way of teaching through application. I would definitely recommend Al's lessons to anyone new to bass or music in general.
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Al (Andrew) T.

Al (Andrew) T.

Houston, TX 77041
(8)
starting at
$24 / 30-min
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Mark W.

Houston, TX

I've been playing bass for 45 Years, 30 years with the Spin Doctors. Teaching for 13 years At home, a music lesson studio and online. I teach dexterity, music theory you can use, simple to advanced slap bass. I teach time and how to groove in a simple easy way to understand. No matter what kind of music you play I can help you play it better.

About Mark

Bass player for the music group Spin Doctors. I've been playing bass for over 30 years and teaching for 13 years. I teach each student differently. I like for people to become actual musicians and not robots.
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Mark W.

Mark W.

Houston, TX 77002
starting at
$40 / 30-min

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