Miller Wrenn

Miller W.

Pasadena, CA

Lesson Details

Upright Bass

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

I have been playing Upright and Electric Bass for 10 years and teaching since 2008. I emphasize an understanding of music as a whole and a technical foundation that will avoid any kind of bad habits/injuries and ensure progress throughout the student's life with the instrument. All students will learn basic music theory and technique, as well as whatever area of music they are particularly interested in, as the latter is greatly informed and better understood through knowledge of basic theory and technique.

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About

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

Teaching since:
September 2008

Hi!
I'm a multi-instrumentalist/composer living in Orange County and working as a session musician and composer in LA. I recently graduated from UC Santa Barbara with a BA -Music, emphasis in Composition/Jazz Performance.
I have been teaching since 2008, including extensive experience with special needs children.

I offer instruction at any level in:

Performance (10 years experience): Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitar, and Electric Guitar in all styles. This also includes basic music theory instruction. A jazz curriculum is also offered.

Composition/Arranging - The history of composition and music theory as it applies to composition, as well as contemporary techniques in the classical and jazz idioms, film scoring, and popular styles. Includes a comprehensive overview of techniques for arrangement and orchestration.

Music Theory - An in-depth study of music theory as it applies to analysis, composition, and improvisation. A jazz curriculum is also offered.

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Experience

Freelance Bassist and Composer
Sep 2010 - Present
Independent

I am an independent contractor specializing in live performance and studio recording on Upright Bass and Electric Bass, as well as composition in all styles.


Education

BA - Music
Sep 2011 - Aug 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara
Audio Engineering & Web Design
Aug 2009 - Jun 2011
Freestyle Academy of Communication Arts and Technology

Languages

German
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Outstanding Jazz Artist
Jun 2014
University of California, Santa Barbara
John Philip Sousa Marching Band Award
Jun 2011
Mountain View High School

Affiliations

American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Sep 2014

The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) is a membership association of more than 480,000 US composers, songwriters, lyricists and music publishers. The ASCAP is committed to nurturing music makers throughout their careers.

Photos & Videos

Odd Meter Bass Grooving.
Opening for Kendrick Lamar at UCSB Extravaganza.

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With the Progressive Pop band "Into Color"

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