I teach basics of bass guitar based on rudiments, root notes, and pattern recognition. We will explore key signatures and root note identification, as well as basic mechanics, tone control, and rhythm. I teach bass in the genres of blues, rock, and classic rock.
Music is my life. Since the age of 16, I have studied the guitar extensively. During my high-school years I was involved in band, marching band, choir, and independent music theory. I started my first band when I was 19 in the U.S. Army, and my life has never been the same since. I played music professionally in local bands while attending UMSL and have been teaching guitar and musical performance to many students privately for the last 7 years while developing and exploring my own musical goals. Recently I have written, produced, and performed on 5 original music albums, toured from St Louis to Texas and Colorado, and have learned many things about humanity and our culture's relationship to music. Those who share a passion for music form an extraordinary community. Come take the ...
sight-reading, chart interpretation, scale/chord relationships.
Composer and guitarist David began formal music training at the age of 5 on the drums. He taught himself guitar as a teenager and began playing in local rock bands. Initially entering college as a Journalism major, his passion for music led him to Meramec College where he studied Music Theory with Robert C. Howard and classical guitar with Larry Bolles. From 1990 through 1993, he attended Webster University, and became only the second composer in the school's history to receive the BM/MM Scholarship. While at Webster, he studied composition with Dr. Kendall Stallings, Robert Chamberlin, and Kim Portnoy, Jazz History with Paul Demarinis, and 18th Century Counterpoint with Dr. Eloise Jarvis. During his education, he performed with many student ensembles and sat in on master classes by the ...
I have played in concert ensembles and with "rock" bands since 1961. I began my musical journey in the late 1950's when friends and I began teaching each other little riffs on the guitar. In 1961 I began formal music training, learning to play the drums in the school band. In high school I began learning to play tuba and moved from the percussion section to the tuba section of the high school band. While studying music education at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, my applied instrument was the tuba. I studied privately with B. Schneider, principle trombonist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra and J. McEnulty, principle tuba, also, with the St. Louis Symphony. While in college I played with a variety of wind ensembles, as well as, the summer repertory theater orchestra and ...
I am a Music major currently attending UMSL studying composition and performance. I have finished an Associates in Music from STLCC, and have been giving private lessons since 2012. I have performed in multiple STL groups and have performed at many popular venues including Blueberry Hill, Roberts Orpheum Theatre, Off Broadway, The Broadway Oyster Bar, and The Gramophone to name a few. I perform a wide range of styles including Jazz, Classical, Rock, Funk, Reggae, Blues, and Progressive music. I have performed in Concert/Jazz choir, as well as Jazz band at both High school and Collegiate levels. I give students a mix of formal and informal training that involves studies with proper technique and sight-reading along with a curriculum that focuses on the students preferences in musical ...
Bass Lessons for the Beginning Player
Learn how to hold, string, maintain, and play your bass guitar.
I picked up my first guitar, a classical acoustic with nylon strings at age 6. My father taught me chords, structures, and how to learn songs off the RECORDS!!! At age 12 I got my first electric guitar and really devoted myself to the craft. Over the last 34 years I have played in many bands, Learned and forgot more songs than I care to say. And I have taught several other people the foundational aspects to become great players today. I am gearing my lessons towards the beginning player of all ages.
Playing the bass guitar for my church for 8 years, I know how to jam on the best instrument ever made.
As a tutor, I wish to see students successfully reach their goals and go beyond their seemingly limited capabilities. The biggest pet peeve when it comes to tutoring is seeing a disconnect between the tutor and the student. I believe tutoring is most efficient when the two parties can relate to one another and talk about all aspects of life. Thus, it is my duty and passion to lead a growing relationship with my students and guide them to their desired destinations. With a Health Management B.S. major and a Biology minor from Saint Louis University, I can provide expertise in many academic fields. Apart from my nerdy side, I enjoy snowboarding, basketball, playing the guitar, and hanging out with family and friends.
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