- Levels Taught:
Have played bass for over 12 years. I played electric bass in the Mickey Hart Band.
- Teaches students:
- Ages 5+
- Teaching since:
- March 2002
I am a graduate of U.C. Berkeley.;I have been teaching and performing music for over 15 years. I have toured the United States and other countries playing many types of music. I play Guitar and Bass, Drums, Keys and Sing I teach in a fun style that emphasizes the students creativity. Styles range from Rock, Folk, Electronic, Jazz, African, World, Hip Hop to Country. I also teach production recording, looping and beat making in Ableton Live and Protools. I can give you the skills to go to the next level. From 5-99 years old!
*** Lesson Details ***
A typical lesson would look like this: Depending on your level we would first work on some new chords and/or a new scale and how to play them. We "jam" a little to get the feel. I have a really great way of teaching theory that will get you playing what you want. The second half we usually focus on learning a song of your choice or working on an original of yours. I am very personable and easygoing. Some students are more focused on electronic music, so we can work on that too!
*** Studio Equipment ***
Have guitars and amps, basses and amps, drum set, microphones and recording equipment.
*** Travel Equipment ***
*** Specialties ***
Rock, World, Hip Hop, Folk, Electronica, Classical, Jazz
I played bass with The Mickey Hart Band. Had song placement with Spike Lee.
Play guitar and world instruments in bands
compose and make electronic music using ableton live and Protools
Sing, play drums and keyboards.
My band Hamsa Lila has toured all over the west.
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.
Although I only had 1 lesson with him so far, I can say he's a very good teacher and I had fun.
Vir is a gifted teacher. He has taught my son guitar for more than a year. He meets my son where ever he's at in his practice, attention and interests with calm, skilled focus and intention . Vir's background as performing musician infuses his teaching with an enthusiasm and creativity of practicing his teaching. We are truly grateful for Vir.Show More
Vir is beyond your typical vocal coach. He was a huge help on things like pitch accuracy and phrasing, but more than anything, his focus on getting me to tap into and harness my inner power has already paid huge dividends in my recordings and performances. Further, Vir is an amazing person to know and his home-studio in Berkeley is magnificent!