Hayden Siegel

Hayden S.

Carlsbad, CA
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Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I can teach a variety of styles from classical Contra-bass an bow technique to jazz, or if you prefer we can work on syncopation for metal, holding down changes for country or just rocking it out. If you need to learn how to slap it or want to learn to strum it, then you got the right guy. I can help you work or learn to sight read sheet music, learn tab, and improve over changes/modes. Basic or advanced music theory is alright, or if you want to get really deep into it then you've got the guy that discovered Siegel Harmonics. Google it and yes there is a follow up (double blind peer-review) study coming!

I also spent a year singing and playing Bob Dylan covers on bass while on a solo tour in Stockholm Sweden. Stockholm is where they hand out the Nobel Prize, the year following Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize. There is more to the story I assure you. Now, I cannot officially claim there was a connection, but if you my future student want to believe that there was a connection then I suppose I cannot stop you from embracing the folk legend.

3 seasons in the Fort Worth Civic Symphony Orchestra
2 seasons as religious musical director
16 years touring several different bands in several different genres
3 Jazz albums and 1 classical produced, and I've unofficially "sat in" on more

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About

Hayden delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 18+

Teaching since:
2003

I come from a musical family, my grandmother was an Opera signer at the Metropolitan in New York for a season before getting married, this was in the early 1900s. So I had musical training from an early age at the house hold. Later in grade school I learned to play the flute because my mother refused to buy me a drum set. It was not really my instrument though.

Then I started playing the electric bass guitar at roughly 11 or 12 so I could perform in a friends punk rock band. I kept up with it as I grew up and in my 20s I purchased my from contra or double bass, sometimes also known as a upright or stand-up bass. Although I had a day job I lead and performed with an impromptu jazz group known as the Wise Men of Gotham, once I lost the day job I started touring with cover and review or tribute bands. Eventually the drummer of the band which was my main staple for money broke his collar bone so I applied for a music scholarship and went to college in my mid-twenties.

While in college I received not only my first formal bass lesson but also started managing small jazz combos and we even recorded an album. Meanwhile I was touring the south of the USA with a blues band. Unfortunately the college I obtained a scholarship to did not offer Classical orchestra and so after a few years I left college after auditioning for and making it into the Fort Worth Civic Symphony Orchestra in Texas. While playing for them I became a musical director at a local synagogue and learned from the Cantor about musical notation predating the form used today which was adapted by the Monk Gregory.

I left the Symphony and Texas in my late twenties venturing off to tour Europe playing in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Switzerland before heading back to Stockholm Sweden and setting up came there for the next year. At that point in my career I had started to perfect singing and playing bass at the same time. The only cover I knew by heart at first was a Bob Dylan song, "Call Letter Blues" and a Swedish diplomat requested I sing it a lot because it reminded him of the Vietnam Era.

The following year I left Sweden, Bob Dylan won a Nobel Prize (which are awarded in Stockholm Sweden), and I began work on writing up my musicology research on Siegel Harmonics. The foundational study I published in my early thirties after completing the blind peer-review required to publish an academic journal.

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Experience

Volunteer Teacher
May 2014 - Jun 2014
Self

I just had an opportunity at this time to teach some local refugees a bit about music while I was living in Sweden. They don't really get much of an education due to their situation as a refugee and all. So I like to highlight that if only to say I taught a few people at least this one subject I know with the hope that my story might encourage my future students to pass on what I teach. Who knows it might actually be the only thing they might ever teach someone without any sort of real education in any field.

Or maybe it is just a shout out to my own teachers for teaching me so I could teach them. I don't know but it was an experience.

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Double Bassist
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Fort Worth Civic Symphony Orchestra

Started as fourth chair before moving to third chair in the following season.
Performed with Swang Lin while he played 1 of the 12 remaining Stradivarius violins left in the world.
Worked in sectionals with bassist to perfect bowing and synchronization
Networked with other musicians to promote local city culture

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Musical Director
Jan 2012 - Dec 2013
Synagogue Ahavath Sholom

Arrange music for celebration
Arrange for local musicians to perform for the congregation
Network with the local community

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Hebrew
Limited Proficiency
Swedish
Limited Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Taken from Fort Worth Star Telegram. That night I was playing with the Brazos River Outlaw Society (B.R.O.S.) at the Keys Lounge.

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