Evan Coniglio

Evan C.

Nashville, TN
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Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I work with all students from beginner to advanced.
The goal is to have fun and play music.

The bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; /ˈbeɪs/) is a stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers or thumb, by plucking, slapping, popping, tapping, thumping, or picking with a plectrum, often known as a pick.

The bass guitar is similar in appearance and construction to an electric guitar, but with a longer neck and scale length, and four to six strings or courses. The four-string bass—by far the most common—is usually tuned the same as the double bass, which corresponds to pitches one octave lower than the four lowest pitched strings of a guitar (E, A, D, and G).[6] The bass guitar is a transposing instrument, as it is notated in bass clef an octave higher than it sounds (as is the double bass) to avoid excessive ledger lines. Like the electric guitar, the bass guitar is plugged into an amplifier and speaker for live performances.

Since the 1960's, the bass guitar has largely replaced the double bass in popular music as the bass instrument in the rhythm section. While types of bass lines vary widely from one style of music to another, the bassist usually fulfills a similar role: anchoring the harmonic framework and establishing the beat. Many styles of music utilize the bass guitar, including rock, metal, pop, punk rock, country, reggae, gospel, blues, and jazz. It is often a soloing instrument in jazz, jazz fusion, Latin, funk, progressive rock and other rock and metal styles.
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Evan delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
November 2005

Evan graduated from Berklee in 2011 and Evan has split the last several years between studio gigs and touring with renown international acts. Evan has worked as the live and studio bassist for Jazz/Pop vocalist Nikki Yanofsky, the touring bassist for Country singer Nicole Frechette, the bassist and songwriter for R&B group Biscuits & Gravy, and tours with Virtuoso Guitarist Johnny A.

In 2013 Evan worked with executive producer Quincy Jones and recorded a live session documentary at Capitol Records Evan will spend the Summer on an international tour with Nikki Yanofsky.

Throughout 2014-15 He has been the bassist for Johnny A. Touring Nationally and Internationally with the highly acclaimed guitarist.

He currently resides in Nashville, TN

*** Studio Equipment ***
Drum Set
Studio Gear

*** Travel Equipment ***
Whatever I need to bring I will

*** Specialties ***
Funk, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop, ect

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Musician for JOHNNY A
Mar 2013 - Present

Studio Musician for a record produced by Qunicy Jones
Mar 2013 - Apr 2013
Quincy Jones


Bachelors in Music
Sep 2007 - Apr 2011
Berklee College of Music
Sep 2007 - Apr 2011
Berklee College of Music


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Deans List Berklee College of Music
Mar 2011
Berklee College of Music
May 2008 Nota Bene Recipient
Mar 2006

Photos & Videos


Flashing Lights
Me Performing with Nikki Yanofsky and Quincy Jones at Capitol Records in LA
Spanish Joint - D'Angelo Charlie Hunter's Guitar Solo on Bass
Donald Fagan Mary Shut the Garden Door Evan Michael Coniglio Freddie "Ready Freddie" Washington
Photo by Evan C.

Photo by Evan C.

Photo by Evan C.
Photo by Evan C.
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8 Reviews

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Sahar .. May 17, 2018
Ukulele · Online

Kept missing class without any heads up so I had to just wait around and hope he'll show up, ignored my calls and messages to reschedule, so I had to just get a refund from TakeLessons. As a teacher he is good, but very unprofessional behavior in terms of accountability and respect for students' time.

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Whitney Feb 21, 2018
Guitar · In home

I’m a super beginner. So far so good! He starts from the beginning and doesn’t make you feel dumb.

Billy May 24, 2016

Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.

Scott May 24, 2016
Bass Guitar · In home

Extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes learning the bass fun and easy.

Drew May 17, 2016
Drum · In studio

Evan is an amazing teacher and made the process really fun!

HALEY May 17, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Evan is a fantastic teacher! He is as responsible and professional as they come. He breaks down his lessons so it's easy to understand. Simple put, he makes learning music easy. He's enthusiastic, encouraging and supportive. I went from not knowing anything on the acoustic to learning multiple songs. I can play along to the music now! Evan is by far the best teacher I've ever had!

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Chloe K. Oct 13, 2015
Ukulele · In home

Very patient with our 10 year old aspiring musician! Working on fundamentals in an accessible way and showing interest and support in her novice song writing. She can't wait for her next lesson. We are delighted!

Sharon R. Feb 3, 2014
Guitar ·

Great Teacher!!!

My sons are learning so much in a short amount of time! Evan makes learning music so much fun. They say he's the best teacher they've had so far! I have to agree. He's an all around nice guy who is down to earth and amazingly talented.

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