Ian Markowitz

Ian M.

New York, NY
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Lesson Details

Bass Guitar

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
Learn how to hold down the groove! I can get you started from a point of no knowledge, or help you to expand around the fretboard and throughout the different keys and chord type (you don’t usually play chords on bass, but you DO want to know about them!)
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Ian delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 10+

Teaching since:

I'm Ian! I've been tutoring in a variety of subjects for over a decade now and I'm an expert at spotting what someone is trying to understand and helping them to really get it and be able to use it. I listen to a wide variety of styles from the softest pop to the hardest rock and I get a kick out of figuring out what makes different things tick. I can help you to pull apart the songs and styles you enjoy to understand what's happening and how you can apply it to your instrument.

I have experience and success teaching people from ages 10-80.


Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

A riff from a song by Joanna Newsom
Here’s a short song I wrote a few years back
Photo by Ian M.
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3 Reviews

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Alex Mar 2, 2018
Music Theory · In studio

I was really happy with my lesson with Ian. In the short time I was with him he managed to break down all the theory I had “known” before and turn it into something I really understood and could actually apply. I found myself listening to music in a completely new way the moment I left my lesson and was able to visualize the music itself more fully. Thank you Ian.

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Antoinette Dec 6, 2017
Ukulele · In home

I was really struggling with some music theory concepts and Ian broke it down for me and gave me some really great groundwork. He's also personable and friendly which make lessons a breeze. Thanks Ian!

Jeff Dec 5, 2017
Ukulele · In home

It was great he was my first guitar teacher and made it very simple for me to learn quickly. I was also taught on the correct gradient of difficulty giving me wins on each lesson. :)

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