- Levels Taught:
- Beginner, Intermediate, 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). 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.
- 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 ***
*** Travel Equipment ***
Whatever I need to bring I will
*** Specialties ***
Funk, Jazz, Rock, R&B, Pop, ect
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.+ Read More
I’m a super beginner. So far so good! He starts from the beginning and doesn’t make you feel dumb.
Evan was a great Bass teacher. I had fun every lesson and got significantly better at the instrument.
Extremely knowledgeable, patient and makes learning the bass fun and easy.
Evan is an amazing teacher and made the process really fun!
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!+ Read More
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!
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.