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Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate

We will go over grooves, styles, fingerpicking skills, and scales/theory.

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About

Cooper passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Cooper delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
June 2003

Bachelor's Degree from the Berklee College of Music in Boston.
Also studied Classical Performance at the Lionel Hampton School of Music.

Ten Years professional performing experience road touring in the U.S.A., and international on cruise ships. Most recently with For The Record Live from Los Angeles, CA , and Broadway’s “After Midnight”. Jazz and popular music, as well as classical.

My vision with students is be a guide in whatever direction they want to go. I want the student to find their individual musical voice, as well as technique. I will work on learning songs, air, tone production, scales/theory, reading music, improvisation, etc. I'm very patient, and I love to teach.

Yo hablo español!


My first instrument is saxophone, but I'm also a skilled doubler on flute, clarinet, harmonica, bass guitar, piano, and vocals. I'm very versatile in almost any style of music. At Berklee, I also studied recording and production, as well as arranging and composition. I've been featured in an arranger and composer in many settings, including two of my own shows. I completed a number of different recording projects including my own full-length album, and have worked extensively in the genre of electronic music.

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Experience

Reed 2
Jul 2019 - Aug 2019
Broadway's "After Midnight"

Tenor sax and clarinet in Broadway's "After Midnight".

Saxophonist/Performer
Mar 2015 - Jan 2019
For The Record: The Brat Pack

Saxophonist and performer for a Los Angeles based theatre company.

Multi-Instrumentalist
Apr 2013 - Apr 2018
Samsaya Trio

Multi-Instrumentalist and arranger with Samsaya Trio, an independent band contracted with Celebrity Cruiselines, and most recently on Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas. With Samsaya I play Tenor Sax, Keyboard, Bass, Harmonica, Flute, and Vocals. We have toured the Mediterranean and the Caribbean. Recently finished a self-produced album.

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Saxophonist/Multi-instrumentalist
Mar 2015 - Oct 2015
Vivian Clement Quartet

I play saxophone, harmonica, flute, and bass with the Vivian Clement Quartet. We play jazz, latin, and pop aboard the Celebrity Equinox, touring the Caribbean and the Mediterranean.

Halcats Saxophonist/Woodwind
Apr 2011 - Apr 2013
Holland America Line

Played alto and tenor sax, flute and clarinet in the Halcats house band. Performed nightly guest entertainer shows and party band sets. Toured all over the world, visiting approximately 60 countries and every continent except Australia.

Saxophonist/Flautist
May 2010 - Apr 2011
iLa Mawana

Completed two national tours with iLa Mawana, a prominent reggae band based out of Boston. Performed nightly to packed clubs all over the United States. Promoted album currently available on iTunes.

Baritone Saxophonist
Jul 2008 - Nov 2010
Carnival Cruiselines

Played Baritone Sax in all production shows and dance sets. Had a lounge band under the name Super Tasty. Toured the Caribbean Sea.

Freelance Teacher
Sep 2001 - Jul 2008
Independent

Freelance teacher in a variety of scenarios.


Education

B.A. in Contemporary Writing and Production
Sep 2004 - May 2009
Berklee College of Music
Classical Saxophone Performance
Sep 2003 - May 2004
University of Idaho Lionel Hampton School of Music

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Spanish
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

TEFL
Nov 2017
International Teacher's Training Organization

Certified to teach English as a second language.

Awards

BEST Scholarship
May 2003
Berklee College of Music
Outstanding Soloist
Feb 2003
Lionel Hampton Jazz Festival

Photos & Videos

Come take a lesson with me!
with the HALcats
Photo by Cooper W.

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Multi-instrumentalist video-with Samsaya Trio

features me on sax, harmonica, flute, keyboard, bass, vocals
Playing some jazz!
Live with Samsaya Trio!
On Tour with iLa Mawana!
Photo by Cooper W.

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Photo by Cooper W.
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8 Reviews

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Dakini Jun 27, 2019
Harmonica · Online

Awesome first lesson

Leslie L. Jun 9, 2019
Clarinet · Online

James B. May 30, 2019
Saxophone · Online

I think Cooper will be able to give me much of what I need to better my playing.

Mei C. May 21, 2019
Harmonica · Online

slowly introduce the BLUES as a musician. Taking the lessons feels like immersed in the concert hall. An experienced music teacher with patients.

Leon M. Jan 19, 2017
Harmonica · Online

getting to understand slowly bu;t getting there

Leon M. Jan 5, 2017
Harmonica · Online

Nadia M. Jun 4, 2015
Harmonica · Online

My first online harmonica class with Cooper went great. He is very patient and I do appreciate that. I am looking forward to my next class :)

Alex S. Mar 3, 2015
Saxophone · Online

Cooper really cares about his students and that's evident from the very first lesson. He's patient and encouraging and really made the lesson fun!
I highly recommend him.

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