Tony D'Amato

Tony D.

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Tony delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 8+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2005

Tony D'Amato is a full-time bassist, producer and composer based in Fort Lauderdale. He is the bass player for The Heavy Pets, a nationally touring rock band from South Florida. Tony has over twenty years of professional experience, along with a decade of teaching experience. He is an exceptional communicator and a versatile musician who is fluent in many styles, including rock, jazz, funk, soul, reggae and hip hop.

Lessons are tailored to the goals of each individual student, and concentrate on building proper technique, developing a natural understanding of musical concepts, and applying those skills to real playing situations. Instruction is available in-home, at a private studio in Fort Lauderdale, or via Skype. All ages / experience levels are welcome.

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Experience

Bassist
Jun 2012 - Present
The Heavy Pets

Played over 600 concerts at major venues and festivals across the United States. Released four albums which have been streamed over 1.3 million times on Spotify and played in heavy rotation on SiriusXM radio. Shared the stage with many legendary acts, including Galactic, Umphrey's McGee, The Revivalists, Lettuce, Karl Denson and many more.

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Bassist
Jan 1996 - Present
Freelance

Played countless shows over the past 20-plus years, from jazz groups to punk bands to wedding gigs, and just about everything in between. Veteran session bassist, musical director and producer. Endorsed by Moollon guitars.

Education

Marketing
Sep 2005 - May 2007
Goldey Beacom College
Jazz Performance
Sep 2002 - Jan 2003
Temple University
Private bass instruction
Jan 1995 - Aug 2000
Rob Swanson

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Ardmore Music Hall, Philadelphia

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Crest Theatre, Delray Beach

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Recording session 2017
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