Fionn Ruadh

Fionn R.

North Hollywood, CA
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Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
A lot of teachers don't take the time to understand exactly what their student want and expect from their lessons. I play and listen to all sorts of music and I know that different students have different expectations. At the start, you'll learn proper technique and how to play simple basslines, but after a while you'll be able to expand to different genres and more complex songs.

In addition, because of my background, education and experience I understand that different people communicate in many different ways. While in Ireland we may communicate in a certain manner, I am sympathetic to the fact that students from America, Europe, Asia etc may require diverse communication styles. I want to bring all types of people together playing all types of music!
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Fionn teaches



Fionn delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:

I'm a recent graduate of Berklee College of Music, and I'm extremely passionate about helping others reach their potential! Learning an instrument can be a difficult process but with the right teacher it can be an extremely rewarding one. I understand that different students have different wants and needs and I'm 100% focused on delivering the right service for you!

I've spend the last few years performing on all sorts of stages, from intimate jazz clubs in Boston to Glastonbury, the largest festival in England. I appreciate the varied ways we all experience different types of music and I want to teach you music YOU want to learn. If you want to learn theory, that's fine too but I understand that not everyone wants to.

Let me know as soon possible so we can get started!

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Bass Instructor
Sep 2014 - Present

Teaching various private students previously in Boston and now in Los Angeles.


Degree in Bass Performance
Sep 2015 - May 2017
Berklee College of Music
Certificate in Contemporary Performance
Sep 2013 - May 2015
Newpark Music Centre


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Playing this great Snarky Puppy tune with my killer quintet!
Photo by Fionn R.

Photo by Fionn R.
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4 Reviews

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Nick Jan 2, 2018
Bass Guitar · In studio

Fionn is the best bass player I could find for my son’s private lessons. I am a musician myself and I can see that his progress is outstanding! He is also having loads of fun with Fionn and they get along very well, as he is a very fun and trustworthy person.

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Declan Nov 22, 2017
Bass Guitar · In home

I got bass lessons from Fionn in 2016, and it was fantastic. He's a brilliant teacher, and extremely patient. I switched from drums so he basically had to teach me music theory and how to read music too, which he did with ease. Really enjoyable lessons that I learned a lot from, I'd highly recommend Fionn as a teacher.

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Hannah Crowley Nov 21, 2017
Guitar · In studio

I just began playing guitar a year ago, but had terrible technique. I began taking lessons with Fionn and noticed a huge difference in my playing almost immediately. Fionn is an incredible teacher and so easy going, I couldn't recommend him enough! I have started playing in front of small audiences now which I never would have had the confidence to do before. He's also great value for money! All I can say is TAKE HIM!!

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Francisco Nov 21, 2017
Bass Guitar · Online

Really great lad, he's been a great help for my bass chops

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