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In teaching lessons, it is my great pleasure to share with students of all ages and skill levels the knowledge that I've gained over 27 years of playing. I firmly believe that anyone can learn anything at any time, given the proper tools! In our first lesson, we will determine your musical goals and create a realistic path to achieving them. It's my job to help you along this path while keeping things fun. To maintain focus and week-to-week continuity, I always provide lesson notes to take home. I can also provide recordings of lessons and transcriptions of pieces, if desired. **Studio Equipment** violins, viola, mandolin, guitar, bass, ukulele, piano, recording equipment
sight-reading, chart interpretation, scale/chord relationships.
My name is Jerry. I LOVE music and passing my knowledge on to others. I have played many different instruments in many different kinds of bands. It all one major thing in common, it was FUN! If you are not having fun while learning an instrument you won't want to learn. Lessons can be fun AND educational at the same time. I have had many parents tell me I'm one of the best teachers they have ever seen. (A couple of them were public school teachers themselves). I truly want my students to succeed and I will do everything in my power to help them accomplish that!
I have been teaching electric bass guitar since 1982, and will show you techniques to improve your finger strength and dexterity, music theory and how it applies to bass, and ear training so you'll be able to play equally as well whether you have music in front of you or not.
I have been playing the bass guitar as my primary instrument since 2000. I have performed, recorded and written with a number of successful bands in the past. I am happy to take students at any skill level, and for any style. I believe strongly in integrating music theory and ultimately moving students toward musical self-suffiency, rather than focusing exclusively on learning particular pieces.
All genres - pop, folk, blues, rock, R&B, singer/songwriter, classical, world, etc. Groove, improvisation soloing Proper technique Repertoire Music analysis
I custom build a lesson plan for each individual student's needs and goals.
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
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Bass Guitar lessons average $49 per hour