Right hand: finger style, pick & slapping/popping
Groove, rhythms and playing time
Time signatures, walking bass lines, arpeggios, chords
Double stops, chords & improvising.
Chord/Music theory and bass line construction/development
I'm lead vocalist, lead guitarist & songwriter in a widely known touring rock 'n' roll band. I hold a Bachelors of Music in jazz guitar from New York University, and have produced, toured and recorded with internationally known artists/celebrities & legendary producers. My songs have been licensed for national/international TV (E!, MTV, VH1, Oxygen, TBS and more) and in video games. I have established a solid client base in my home teaching studio in Williamsburg, Brooklyn working with guitarists/bassists, vocalists & composers of all ages and skill levels in styles including: Rock, Metal, Pop, Punk, Blues, Jazz, Funk, R&B, Classical. I am highly experienced as an online (Skype, Facetime and G+) instructor, and I have taught online lessons worldwide for over 2 years. I've ...
I went to Sarah Lawrence College from 1983 to 1987 and studied early music, chamber improvisation and composition. I also attended Berklee School of Music from 1983 to 1984, and studied bass performance, ear training and arranging. My teachers have included Rick Laird (bass), Meyer Kupferman (composition, improvisation and theory), Karl Berger (improvisation), Michael Manring (bass), Adam Nitti (bass) and Chris Tarry (Bass). I was a guitar and bass instructor at School of Rock NYC from 2008 to 2009, and also a volunteer bass instructor at Gerald Veasley's Bass Boot Camp. I am currently an instructor at Come Join The Band which is an after school program that pairs pro musicians with kids to write original music . I have taught private bass, guitar and ear training/harmony lessons ...
I use my own practical method from my experiences to teach proper technique to finely sculpt the detail of the sound, rhythm to teach good timing, and groove to give my students the mature bass sound you would hear in a session bassist.
I teach these elements in a fun way through classic and popular music, to make the journey of becoming a better musician exciting.
I teach this all in conjunction with music theory to make my students the most versatile and well rounded musicians they can be.
Born in New York City, Michael was exposed to a wide variety of cultures and music and has began performing at a very early age. He went to the well known (Fame school) La Guardia Arts High School, and got his Bachelor's degree in Music from SUNY Purchase. *** Lesson Details *** Michael teaches all skill levels. He teaches his students how to practice in a way that's fun and exciting for them. Within the first few lessons he gets his students thinking differently about their instrument and guarantees you will progress quickly. Michael caters to what the individual student needs, and depending on what their goals are and what they want to learn he will set up a specific curriculum for that student. He teaches drawing from his real world experience as a frequent live ...
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*Note: Availability especially on the weekends can change depending on the week, lessons can be scheduled on a week to week basis Experience: Edward B Shallow Junior High School, Brooklyn, NY 2012 Joe's Music And Dance Academy, Queens, NY 2012-2014 Berklee Staff Accompanist Boston, MA 2008-2010 Pike School, Andover, MA 2010 Donn Carr Music Store Peabody, MA 2009 George's Music Store in Berwyn, PA 2003-2004 Notable Performances: Grammy Award winning artist: Father Goose 2014, 2013 Tony Award winning producer: Dale Badway 2013 Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: Kim Burrell 2013 Grammy Award winning artist: Tarey Torae 2012 Atlantic Recording Artist: Laura Izibohr opening for Brian McKnight 2012 Stellar Award and GMWA Excellence Award winning artist: ...
In 10 years of teaching the bass guitar, I've guided students from their first encounter with the instrument through professional performance and college study. I love teaching the bass because playing the bass ties together so many fundamental elements of music in every genre.
While I have a degree in Jazz Performance on the double bass from NYU, I have performed on the electric bass professionally in many styles from jazz to rock, soul, funk, merengue, and everything in between. Studying the bass with me can be as focused or as broad as needed for each student. I enjoy all of my lessons, learning each and every baseline on Sgt Pepper's, focusing on reading skills and music theory, or improvising walking bass lines over jazz standards. I always focus on the goals of my students and how best to build a true understanding of the instrument, it's role in an ensemble, and the tradition of the music.
Cited by All About Jazz as a musician with "all the groovy elasticity necessary to encompass the melodic complexity of compositions," Isaac is a strong voice among a new generation of musicians. Discovering a love for the piano, guitar, and bass in his youth, Isaac began performing in coffee shops and jazz clubs at the age of 15, quickly becoming one of the most sought-after young musicians in Westchester County. While still in high school, Isaac had the opportunity to study with jazz legend John Patitucci. Isaac's selection for New York's prestigious All-State Festival came as no surprise. Isaac graduated from New York University's undergraduate jazz program in 2009, where he studied with many seminal jazz musicians including Ari Hoenig, George Garzone, Kenny Werner, Jean-Michel ...
Everybody needs and loves a good bass player. We'll work on on that good solid stuff-- time, feel, how to follow changes, how to feel confident in your abilities and not be thrown off by those wacky guitarists...
I've been working professionally in music since my teens, when I landed my first job, singing in a Pepsi commercial for national TV. Since then I have branched out, becoming an accomplished guitarist, songwriter and composer. I have had the good fortune to perform, record and tour with some exceptional people: Yoko Ono, Jolie Holland, Jeffery Lewis and Marc Ribot, just to name a few, as well as touring the United States and Europe many times, and writing and recording music for film and television. Music is a great and magical realm, and I get great satisfaction from helping other's gain access to it's mysteries. *** Lesson Details *** You can expect lessons with me to be fun and challenging. Lessons are custom tailored for each student, and each student's program will be ...
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