Brian Tate

Brian T.

Brooklyn, NY

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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been writing songs for 16 years and am an avid writer and poet.
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Brian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
January 2003

I am a professional bassist, guitarist, songwriter, and producer. I graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in Studio Music and Jazz, with bass as my principal instrument. In addition to freelancing around New York and touring, I am the house bassist at a jazz jam session in Brooklyn. I've been a professional gigging musician and teacher since around 2003.

I'm laid back, easygoing, and I have 15 years experience teaching beginners up through advanced students.

short list of artists/ensembles I've performed or recorded with:

Bobby Lee Rodgers Trio
Roosevelt Collier
Great Good Fine OK
G. Love
Sam Pacetti
Troy Roberts
Griffin Anthony
Brevard Festival Orchestra
University of Miami Symphony

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B.M. Studio Music and Jazz
Aug 2004 - May 2008
University of Miami

5 Reviews

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Jordan May 11, 2017
Bass Guitar ·

Brian is an excellent musician and a very good communicator. He is so chill, and a very clear speaker. I'm really looking forward to jamming with him again! :)

Carlos May 1, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

I started taking lessons from Brian as a 40 year old complete beginner. I would highly recommend him as an ​extremely knowledgeable, patient, and encouraging teacher... not to mention an amazing musician.

Jared Apr 30, 2017
Bass Guitar · In studio

Brian not only teaches you the fundamentals of your specific instrument he also teaches you about music in general! He has such an understanding of so many genres which helped me become very versatile. Brian not only made me a fantastic "bassist" he made me a fantastic "musician". His teachings have opened the doors for me to pursue a very succesful career in the music business, appearing on several records and embarking on national tours.

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Graham Apr 30, 2017
Upright Bass · Online

Mr Tate is not only a consummate professional, but a profoundly kind individual. His skill set is diverse, and his deep knowledge of music theory helped me expand my musical capabilities, in an applied way. Thanks Brian!

Mario Apr 27, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

Brian is one of the better bass players around Miami. He is very versatile and is willing to shift his teaching style to whatever works for you.

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