- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- October 2011
*** Travel Equipment ***
I can provide the following for bass:
I the student to have a bass, amplifier, cord and tuner. Without these things, they will not be able to play outside of lessons.
*** Specialties ***
I have played just about every genre ranging from Soul, Funk, Jazz, Reggae, Rock, Poo, Country, and anything else under the sun. I have plenty of experience with studio work, gigging, and reading music. If you're looking to become a proficient bass player that can fit any musical situation, look no further!
I have been a member of the Joe Vento Big Band for several months. This band plays restaurants and specializes in sight-reading charts.
I am not one for writing reviews unless a person or product is exceptionally good, or bad. As a child, I took guitar lessons and the experience made me give it up. Yes, a bad instructor can kill a dream.
Fast forward a few decades and my wife insists that my birthday gift is a bass guitar and instructor (she was tired of seeing me air guitar). I considered lots of potential teaches because I didn't want a repeat of my last experience. I chose Courtney.
He immediately identified and corrected the bad habits that my childhood instructor had taught. Suddenly, I wasn't just playing notes...I was playing music and having the time of my life doing it. Pardon the pun, but Courtney is a rock star!!
His lessons were tailored to me, and he even provided cord call outs (he spoke the notes as he played them) to my wish list songs so I could practice them between lessons. It has been only a few months and I am now jamming to my songs. I am so happy. My wife...well she sometimes wishes for the quieter air guitar days.