Candido Bretto
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Candido Bretto

Candido B.

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Beginner, Intermediate
My singing lessons will be fun! If you are on Wifi you can sing outside, sing in the garage. Have a friend or your mom sing with you. Play your guitar, bass, piano or drums while you sing. I will also give you valuable music theory to help broaden your knowledge of what it is you’re hearing. Learn with me 😊

About Candido B.

Hi there, I started playing bass in 9th grade. While riding the school bus on the way home a kid on the bus whom I didn't know said, "Hi my name is Jerry. I have a rock and roll band. I play the drums. We have a bass guitar but no one to play it. Would you be interested in giving it a try?" At that time a had a few friends but not much going on. I said, "Sure, I'll give it a try." "Cool!" He said. We rehearse at my house.

I went to one of their rehearsals. Recognized some of the songs from the radio. I listened and tried to play what I heard. I had no formal training. The songs were by artists like: The Rolling Stones, Santana, Jimi Hendrix, The Who, Cream, Led Zepplin, Frank Zappa, Edgar Winter, etc... The band members became my new friends. It was fun! All I had to do was listen to a song and try to play it. I got better over time. The better I got the more fun it was. I started meeting more kids who loved rock & roll. They were coming to our rehearsals. Now I was singing background vocals in the band too and that was fun!

My mother decided to find a bass guitar teacher to help me get better. My new teacher was an old guy named Chet. He came to my house once a week for a half-hour. Chet tried to teach me how to read music. It wasn't easy but it was okay. I was still playing my rock songs with my band so I went along with it.

In 11th grade, I signed up to sing in the High School Chorus. I signed up for Music Theory classes too. Finally, in my senior year, I joined the high school jazz band. We performed at Berklee College of Music in Boston. My jazz band teacher Mr. Benson asked. "What are you going to do after high school?" I said, "I don't know." He suggested I try out for Berklee. Mr. Benson was a Berklee graduate and thought I'd do well there. So I applied and I got in.

In a nutshell, if you love music, really love it, not like it, love it, you will get better and better. Playing electric bass changed my life. I will be happy to teach you whatever songs you want to play/sing. "Wanting" to play/sing is key. If you love music and want to play or sing I can and will be happy to assist you.

Since those days I've sung on THE TONIGHT SHOW with JAY LENO, played bass with Barry Goudreau and Sib Hashian of the rock band BOSTON, Mike Stone of the rock band QUEENSRYCHE, country artist BRAD PAISLEY, Maurice Starr songwriter and producer of NKOTB, Trez Gregory background singer for BROOKS and DUNN, Dan Kenny music director for Britney Spears...

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Bruce
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Very great teacher. I learned so much !

Posted Apr 2, 2020

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