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Alex L.

Portland, Oregon

Master your bass playing, or learn for the first time. Improve your groove and feel.

I am a teacher with a decade of experience, and graduate of Music at San Jose State University. I want to help you become a better player, and a better musician! I will teach you theory, technique, how to learn your favorite songs by ear, and how to write your own! I want to be the teacher that I always wished I had when I was learning. Send me a message and let's get started!
About Alex L.

I was passionate about music when I was younger, but I never had the tools to get where I wanted. Music was always a mystery to me and I got stuck learning from tabs and not stepping out of my circle of knowledge. It wasn't until I pursued music seriously that my love for the art really took off. I suggest doing the same! Let me help you get there quicker! I received my associates degree in music from Ohlone College in Fremont, CA, and my Bachelors in music from San Jose State University Spring of 2019. I have taught guitar, bass, piano, and composition to students from 8-80 over the past 13 years. I am excited to meet you and to help you succeed!

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2007

Bachelors of Music

Age: 10+

Speaks English, Spanish

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Bass Guitar
Bass Guitar
Teaches 5 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
N. Willamette Blvd
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

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Teacher's studio

I have a very low music talent. The only thing I've wanted to learn is playing the Guitar. When I signed up for lessons with Alex, I thought I was going to just practice some notes by rote but lucky for me Alex is a kind of teacher who teaches more wholesome. He covered theory and also focused on listening and understanding the theory of music as well. His patience is infinite.

Posted May 12, 2023
Teacher's studio

We highly recommend Alex as a passionate music teacher, who worked patiently with our son on ukulele for over 2 years. In addition to becoming comfortable with the instrument, our son learned many foundational principles of music. Alex built a rapport with our son quickly and always found ways to make the lessons engaging and ways to maximize his practice time between lessons. Working with Alex was easy. We always tried to stick to established lesson times, but he was always accommodating with scheduling changes. Thanks Alex!

Posted Feb 22, 2023
Teacher's studio

Alex teaches me music theory, guitar, bass, drum, and vocals. Alex’s attitude and approach make complicated ideas digestible for an adult learner as myself. After my time with Alex the path of my creativity/musicianship are illuminated and evermore ready to share.

Posted Feb 15, 2023
Aug 2016 - Present
San Jose State University
Assistant Teacher
Aug 2012 - May 2016
Ohlone College
Bachelors of Music
Aug 2016 - May 2019
San Jose State University
Associates of Music
Aug 2012 - May 2014
Ohlone College
Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Student of the Year 2014
Jun 2014
Ohlone College
School of Music
Student of the Year
May 2016
Ohlone College
Society for Music Theory
Aug 2016
The Society for Music Theory promotes the development of and engagement with music theory as a scholarly and pedagogical discipline. We construe this discipline broadly as embracing all approaches, from conceptual to practical, and all perspectives, including those of the scholar, listener, composer, performer, teacher, and student. The Society is committed to fostering diversity, exclusivity, and gender equity in the field.

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