Dale Bales

Dale B.

Allston, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner
Guidance through proper placement of hands and pick gripping. Scales, chords, and note identification of the fretboard.

About Dale B.

I have been studying and performing music since the age of 8. My experience includes bass guitar, piano (both being my primary instruments), trombone, and guitar; genres include jazz, praise and worship, country, rock, classical, ragtime, and funk. I am currently a student at Berklee College of Music pursuing a degree in Music Education. Locally, I play in two original bands, Congress and Old English. Through my academic knowledge and my real world performance on stage I am able to provide a well rounded curriculum.

*** Lesson Details ***
My teaching is based on a sequential method of progress, starting from the basics and appropriately moving forward to provide an excellent structure to assist learning. While I like to rely on this sequence I also understand that everyone is different and learns differently. This means that I personalize each students' curriculum to make sure that the main elements are being met while also meeting specific needs to keep enthusiasm. Education should be fun and effective and my teaching strives to accomplish both.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Bedroom set up, two bass amps. Two cats- In house.

*** Specialties ***
On bass guitar I specialize in slapping, voicing chords, and establishing solid grooves. Genres that I am well versed in are Classic Rock, Progressive Rock, and Funk.

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Mike P.

Great Bass Teacher!

Dale is a fantastic teacher. I had bought my bass and tried to teach myself how to play but got nowhere in 3 months. After just 2 lessons, Dale had me mastering beginner blues and funk licks and gave me the tools to better myself. He listens to what I want to learn and then guides me on easy routes to get where I want to be. I highly recommend Dale to any beginner bass player!

Posted Jul 29, 2013

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Experience

Private Lessons
Jun 2005 - Dec 2008

Independent

Back home in Michigan I taught private lessons for both bass guitar and piano. This was done out of my home and I taught grades 8-11 primarily.

Education

Music Education
Jan 2009 - Present

Berklee College of Music

General Diploma
Sep 2004 - Apr 2008

Grandville High School

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education
Sep 2013
Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

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