Basa Tyjhai

Basa T.

Brooklyn, NY

Lesson Details



Basa delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 50

Teaching since:
March 2017

I am a keyboardist, percussionist, producer, and recording artist. I attended Brooklyn School For Music & Theatre and City-As-School graduating with course and internship based experience in drum-corps marching band, piano, music theory, and audio engineering.

I teach piano, percussion, and music production to individual or group students of all ages at beginner experience levels. I can teach students how to read/write music, to execute rudiments with the proper fulcrum, and to establish entrainment with other musicians in a band. Students can also learn and apply basic-advanced methods of music production using Logic Pro X and MASCHINE.

As a professional musician I have played in R&B, Funk, and Hip-Hop bands all over the tristate area and Los Angeles. I've performed with well known neo-soul duo, "OSHUN," as their keyboardist for events curated by Redbull Soundselect, Afropunk, BRIC TV, etc. I currently play percussion and auxiliary keys for a fusion band led by entertainer Qaasim Middleton: finalist of American Idol Season 14, actor in nickelodeon's, "Naked Brothers Band," and netflix's, "The Get Down." For every artist I've performed with I've also produced instrumental tracks that have gone on to be used in commercial recordings, distribution, and live performance.

As a musician I intend on further developing my passion, skill, and technique for music through teaching and playing for others. Being a musician is without a doubt a path to pursue greatness as a human being. As my student you will learn the importance of communication, discipline, concentration, confidence, fun, humility, and creativity. Let's help each other become our best selves through our art!

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Instructor / Group Leader
Mar 2017 - Oct 2017
Woodcrest Center For Human Development

Instructed​ ​group​ ​classes​ grades 3-6th ​on​ ​the​ ​fundamentals​ ​of​ ​keyboard​ ​performance​ ​and​ ​music theory.​ ​Organized,​ ​led,​ ​and​ ​promote​d ​interest​ ​in​ ​program​ ​activities utilizing/adapting​ ​the​ ​New​ ​York​ ​State​ ​Arts​ ​Learning​ ​Standards.​ ​Maintained​ ​and enforced​ ​positive​ ​discipline​ ​and​ ​safety​ ​policies.

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Music Director
Nov 2015 - Aug 2016
Royal Heat Entertainment

Worked​ ​as​ ​primary​ ​keyboardist,​ ​director​ ​of​ ​rehearsals,​ ​and​ ​music​ ​arranger​ ​for​ ​13 piece​ ​live​ ​funk​ ​and​ ​r&b​ ​band.

Performances:​​ ​International​ ​African​ ​Arts​ ​Festival​ ​2016,​ ​The​ ​Shrine,​ ​The​ ​Bitter End,​ ​Arlene's​ ​Grocery,​ ​etc.

Manager:​ ​​Joseph​ ​Barnes;​ ​music​ ​director​ ​of​ ​Bambara​ ​Dance​ ​Company,​ ​current percussionist​ ​​at​ ​the​ ​Alvin​ ​Ailey​ ​Academy​ ​of​ ​Dance, and​ ​Former​ ​Motown Record’s​ ​signee.

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High School Diploma: Music Production & Engineering
Sep 2011 - Jun 2012
Junior Credit: Marching band
Sep 2008 - Jun 2011
Brooklyn School For Music & Theatre


Mandated Reporter Certification
Oct 2017
STARS Human Services Learning Center

Mandated reporters are required to report suspected child abuse or maltreatment when, in their professional capacity, they are presented with reasonable cause to suspect child abuse or maltreatment.

Fundamentals in Heath & Safety
Jun 2017
Rockefeller College: University at Albany

An online e-learning professional development program.


First Place Winner
Jul 2017


eLearning Guild
Jun 2017

The eLearning Guild is the oldest and most trusted source of information, networking, and community for eLearning professionals. As a member-driven organization, the Guild produces conferences, online events, online and blended training courses, eBooks, white papers, research reports, and Learning Solutions Magazine—all devoted to the idea that the people who know the most about making eLearning successful are the people who produce eLearning every day in corporate, government, and academic settings. Our goal is to create a place where eLearning professionals can share their knowledge, expertise, and ideas to build a better industry—and better learning experiences—for everyone.

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Photos & Videos

Victor DaZe and The Royal Heat Band!!!
Today’s B-Side guests are the lovely duo whose sound and style can be considered a beacon of the Afro-Futurist Movement.
Photo by Basa T.
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Ayana Dec 15, 2017
Piano · In home

My 5yo loves learning piano. She is getting music theory, playing scales and has already learned to play a song at her 3rd lesson. Basa T has provided both group instruction and individual classes in my home and the children adore him.

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