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Houston, TX

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Rock/Pop...Beginning Bass and Intermediate Bass. Learn to "hold down" the low end and play on "the one". Also, learn to play within scales and add style to a song. Bass is my primary instrument and my favorite pastime is improvising with friends.....okay, and my dogs . I taught Rock Band at KIPP Houston High School for 5 yrs. Teaching how to improvise is a passion of mine.

About John
John taught a fundamental rock band class at KIPP Houston High School for five years. He earned an AAS in Audio Engineering and has been teaching guitar and bass guitar for over ten years. John teaches left handed students as well as right handed students. (Not a "learn to shred" class)

*** Lesson Details ***
From beginning to end, you'll learn about chords and how to construct them; you'll learn scales and how they interact with each other; you'll learn how to put your ideas together and create a song.

*** Locations ***
Lessons are taught in my home. I'm no longer able to travel for lessons

*** Travel Equipment ***
I provide all handouts and charts student will need. Student needs guitar/bass, pen and paper

*** Specialties ***
rock/pop, blues
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Dwight February 27, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
John's a nice guy , who helped me with some start-up basics, as well as helping me get a better idea of what techniques, scales, and chords to use, that would help me play the music I want to. Knowledgeable, and patient. Highly recommend you check him out.
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Monica O. May 3, 2013
· Music Performance ·
I enjoy the lessons

Even though I am not familiar to music (other than listening), John has been very patient with me. He makes sure that we don't go too fast or too slow on the teaching/learning process. One of the best things about John is that he welcomes any questions or concerns I may have. So even if I don't make it to be a Famous Rock Star, John is there to teach me to learn to play like one. Thanks John!!!
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John S.

John S.

Houston, TX 77031
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$25 / 45-min

About Robert C.

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Although guitar is my main instrument, I have also played bass allot professionally over the years. There were times when I actually played more bass than guitar gigs. My focus in the bass lessons in to develop technique, rhythm and knowledge of the bass fingerboard. I can also teach music and chart reading and how to create your own bass lines.

About Robert
Robert began playing guitar in Houston, Texas at the age of 12. It was not long before he began playing in bands and played his first professional gig at age 17. Robert performed in and around the Houston area for five years before deciding to study music on the college level. He attended the University of North Texas and later attended Musicians Institute. While a student at MI, Robert was given the Outstanding Student of the Year Award for 1991-'92. Robert began teaching at MI in the guitar school (GIT) in 1993. He has played with Bo Diddley, Tim Bogert, Chevy Chase, Floyd Radford, Deacon Jones, Joe Houston and countless others. He has performed for Buddy Ebson and Chevy Chase and has partied with the Monkees. In addition to playing guitar Robert also plays and teaches bass guitar and piano.

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Robert teache
s serious beginners from ages 5-99. He can also help intermediate, advanced students and pro players fine tune their skills and learn to play the music they hear. His laid back but structured approach has helped many of his students over the years become solid musicians and attain their musical goals. Robert uses a combination of his own teaching materials combined with the best of what he has learned over the years studying with countless world class teachers and players. With his over 20 years of teaching experience he is able to synthesize all this knowledge and make it easily accessible to all of his students. Robert teaches a variety of styles which include blues, classic rock, R&B, pop, country and jazz. All lessons are tailored to the individual student's interests and goals. In addition to this Robert makes his lessons fun too!
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Twyla J. July 14, 2016
· Guitar · In home
Robert is very nice and polite. I think the lesson was sufficient for the first lesson. He gave me homework to work on the D, G, and C chords. We went over the right hand numbering PIMA. I need to determine what my goals are in playing the guitar.
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Valerie P. June 9, 2016
· Guitar · In studio
I am very happy with my guitar lesson with Mr. Calva. He is very knowledgeable and very patient. He found out my musical background and goals. He used that to structure my lessons today. He then gave me homework, tips, and short term goals. I am super pleased with his style of teaching. By the way, I am 50 years young...
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Wilbert M. January 17, 2016
· Piano · In home
I felt very comfortable and learned a lot the first lesson. I'm going to continue with him. Waiting to get my schedule for up coming week.
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Robert C.

Robert C.

Houston, TX 77066
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About Andrew D.

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My bass experience began later than my guitar experience, but I pursued it just as fervently! Over the last ten years or so of playing I have played bass in many projects. From alternative, to metal, to folk, to indie-rock. I've been a guest studio bass player on a good number of tracks and still continue to play and teach today.

Most bass teachers that also play guitar are really just guitar players that can play their way around a bass on a basic level. However, there is much more to a bass than just playing what a guitar player or other musician might be playing!

The bass is a unique and colorful instrument in its own right. It shares some things in common with a guitar, but has a wide range of its own qualities and abilities! The bass plays a PIVOTAL role in almost all music. I would argue that it is even MORE crucial than many other instruments like guitar or piano.

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About Andrew
Music is my life. As cheesy as that phrase goes, for me, it holds true. Everything I do and have been doing has been geared towards music. I've been in one working/gigging band or other without break for the past 10 years. I began intensely learning to play guitar at the age of 9 and have not stopped. The second I started learning I knew that that was what I wanted to do. Fast forward to now, and here I am loving every minute of it. I took lessons of my own as a kid, which helped shape me greatly. I then picked up bass at the age of 13.
I've taught personalized lessons for over 7 years now without a single complaint. At this point in my musical career, the majority of my experience and attitude has come from being "in the field". I've played South By South West, Austin City Limits, Westheimer Block Party, opened up for bands like
the Misfits and the Shins, shared the stage with bands like The Wallflowers, Minus the Bear, and Echo and the Bunnymen, and been on tour and lived the whole life more often than not!
YOU can be an active musician. If you have the passion and desire. The first step though, is learning your instrument. Learning an instrument is something that stays with you for the rest of your life. It's an unfaltering companion that can benefit you in so many ways. I like to toss out the strict "teacher/student" regiment and create a laid back, fun, easy going atmosphere. I want to be buds and SHARE music with each other and introduce you into this world that I have grown to love so so much. There is nothing more rewarding. I promise. So let's get started!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am very laid back. Your progress is directly linked to you. I will give it my all to teach you and help you, but if you don't practice or soak it in, that's on you! I hate having a tense, seminar type lesson atmosphere. Lessons with me will be easy going and relaxed. I don't want to have to put on a sweater vest and wag my finger as a I scold you. That's just not me.
However, I DO expect you to get things done. Why waste your time with lessons if you're not going to take them seriously on any level? The curriculum will be totally personalized for YOU. After all, not everybody likes the same music and style. The first lesson or two will be getting a handle on exactly what YOU want to learn and what YOU want out of it. Finding out your favorite bands/artists, guitar players, bass players, etc. There's nothing worse than being taught something you have no desire for, but having it drilled into your head week after week! So whether that be blues, folk, metal, whatever, that's the first step. With that information I'll begin constructing and laying out the rest of your lesson plan.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Although I assume you have an instrument of your own (if not I recommend getting one, it sort of helps), if you're looking to just try things out at first I have more than a few extra that I'd be happy to let you use. My teaching studio doubles as a recording studio as well. This means 2 things: if ever you would like to record some of your music you know where to go! And also, I have the means to record the entire lesson if you'd like. You'll need to supply the blank CD(s) of course. It's not a requirement to record the lesson, just an option! Basically, I have everything you could ever possibly need for music lessons here. So you're set.

*** Travel Equipment ***
Guitars, amps, etc. anything that would be needed I've got!

*** Specialties ***
I am versed in blues, rock, metal, folk, hardcore, acoustic-finger-style and various other acoustic styles, and more. Through teaching and experience as a working musician I have mastered most genres and styles. When sitting at home jamming in my free time, I probably most frequently find myself playing acoustic finger-style, blues, folk, or hardcore, but love and appreciate most styles. So, bring it on!
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Libby R. June 30, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
I felt like I learned a lot, and I am excited to learn more! He is a fantastic teacher that I would recommend to anyone!
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Danny April 3, 2017
· Guitar · In home
I just finished my third lesson with Andrew and I am enjoying my lessons very much. In my first lesson I did not even know how to hold a guitar and he was very patient with me and teaches at a pace I was comfortable with. He is keeping me motivated to learn by introducing new skills and lessons and critiques me in a way that I want to improve. He always sends me home with assignments that I can use to practice and we typically spend the beginning of the next class going over it. He will make sure to correct any bad-habits that I may be developing and shows me ways in which I can improve. I feel this helps build a solid foundation that I hope to build upon in the years to come. I highly recommend learning guitar from Andrew.
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Mark April 3, 2017
· Guitar · In studio
Andrew is the best teacher I could possible ask for. He is able to break things down where they are easy to understand and he tailors the lessons perfectly for each student.
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Houston, TX 77003
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About Daniel Z.

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I have been playing bass guitar for over 10 years, and been teaching for the past two. It is one of my favorite instruments, and I am well versed in Bluegrass, Gospel, R&B, Funk, Rock, Punk, and Alternative musical styles (to name a few), with some background in Jazz as well. Lessons include theory, note reading, slap-bass, and comping techniques as well as learning different songs.

About Daniel
For more than 17 years, Daniel has maintained a private teaching studio of piano, guitar, bass guitar, and composition students. He has also taught music technology, music theory, and American music at Rice University, Lee College, The Art Institute of Houston, and Collin County Community College.

Daniel encourages students to think deeply, work hard, and earn achievements by concentrating on music that moves them. Lessons will include technique, note reading, varied literature, and theory.

Thanks to his background in classical, jazz, popular, and experimental music, learning music from him will give you a well-rounded learning experience.

Besides being a musician, he is also known to be a video artist, cartoonist, and origami enthusiast.

*** Lesson Details ***
Piano lessons
Guitar lessons
Bass guitar lessons
Composition a
nd theory lessons
Audio production lessons

*** Studio Equipment ***
One upright piano, one grand piano, acoustic guitar, acoustic bass guitar, electric bass guitar (student should bring his/her own instrument except piano, of course)

*** Specialties ***
classical piano, jazz piano, improvisation, music theory, pop/folk guitar, bass guitar.
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Cheire L. May 8, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Daniel is very talented in music. I admire his ability to sing the tune by looking at notes. His flexibility allows me to set my own time and goals. With his help, I am able to excel in ABRSM exams that previous teachers couldn't. I'm happy to have him as my piano teacher.
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Andrew D. September 11, 2014
· Bass Guitar · In studio
Quite knowledgeable and strong teaching skills!
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Daniel Z.

Daniel Z.

Houston, TX 77074
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$34 / 30-min

About Kj W.

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Wanna Slapa da Bass? look no further! with me you will learn your basics and expert stuff as in learning to play with 1,2 and 3 fingers, flamenco style finger picking,using a plectrum,slapping,how to groove ,stay in the pocket,bass runs,how to build speed,theory, number system and more!!!

About Kj
I have been teaching music for at least five years. i have been a musicians since 12 years old. played and done sound engineering in churches, party,clubs,youth events,recording sessions and so on through out the country for the past 9 years.
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Kj W.

Rosenberg, TX 77471
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$25 / 30-min
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About Jonathan G.

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Hi! I have been playing bass for 10 years as my instrument of choice. I even performed my student recital on the instrument to earn my Bachelor's in Music Education! My degree helps tremendously with being to customize my lessons for each student to optimize their results and rate of progression!

Don't be fooled by guitarists and other musicians who learn the basics of bass on the side and think they can teach the instrument effectively. Bass is just as complex an instrument as an electric guitar, piano, or anything else and requires just as much dedication! It is capable of both group and solo playing and has true beauty hidden within it, lets discover this together!

My own personal musical career is dedicated to being the best bass player possible, and I will be glad to help students do the same! Regardless of your goals, I will help you achieve them!

I am able to teach any and all facets of what it is to be a musician and bass player. Lessons can/will cover technique, ...

About Jonathan
Jonathan received his training at Houston Baptist University in 2016 where he received a degree in Music Education. Jonathan has taught lessons through public school districts, Guitar Center Lessons (where he served as instructor and later as Department Manager) and as an independent private teacher.

Jonathan is also a professional musician, performing shows around the city every week.
Thanks to his expert training, Jonathan is able to customize and adjust every lesson to suit each student's individual needs and learning traits in order to optimize enjoyment and success.

In lessons, all facets of music can be addressed, including music theory, tempo and rhythm, improvisation and soloing, grooves, ear training and any other techniques needing to be developed.

Study into specific genres is also an option, including jazz, funk, s
oul, R&B, reggae, latin, rock, pop, metal, etc.

Another major focus in lessons is helping each student develop their own "voice" in their playing. This is the most rewarding part of being a musician, as learning how to develop your playing to channel your own mental, physical and emotional feelings and ideas leads to great self discovery, self confidence and awareness. It is also a great stress reliever and can be very therapeutic!

Lessons with Jonathan are highly engaging and educational, but they are also fun! Jonathan creates a lesson plan unique to each student's needs and skills to ensure maximum results and progression inside of a comfortable and fun atmosphere! All the educational material means nothing if you aren't finding the enjoyment and fun in the lesson to actually practice and learn the material outside of it! Jonathan approaches lessons with a professional and laid-back demeanor looking to keep a smile and interest on the student's face from the beginning of the lesson to the end!

Studio Gear:
TC Electronic BG250 12' Combo Amp
Fender USA Modified Jazz Bass
(Above 2 items are also used for travel lessons)

Acoustic 15' Combo Bass Amp
Ernie Ball Sterling 5 string Bass

Korg Krome 61 Keyboard
Behringer 12' speaker
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Jonathan G.

Jonathan G.

Houston, TX 77022
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$24 / 30-min

About Alex R.

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Are you ready to learn Bass Guitar from an active professional musician with 30 + years of experience?  GREAT!

Here is what I offer:
• Slap Bass
• Scales
• Music Theory
• Music Reading
• Songs (all styles of music)
• Left and Right Hand Technique
and much more!

I can teach you just about anything you are looking to learn. Whether you're looking to learn something specific or just improve your overall knowledge and skills on the Bass Guitar.

About Alex
I am a profesional Bass Player with many years of teaching and playing experience .
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Alex R.

Alex R.

Katy, TX 77494
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$50 / 60-min

About Michael H.

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I've always loved the beefy low end and have always had a special place in my heart for the electric bass. It's the foundation, the rock, the center that grounds all of the music. With well over 15 years of experience, let me help you reach your bass guitar goals!

About Michael
Hi fellow music lover!

My name is Michael and I have been a musician for over 20 years. I recently attended the prestigious Berklee College of Music the past few years and want to share my experience with you!

I began as a singer/songwriter and now pursuing film composition. I love to compose with different instruments and the computer!

With well over 15 years guitar and bass experience, I can help you get your axe chops! If you wanted to try and learn how to play that piano in the house but never got around to it, I can help with that! If you want to write your own songs but don't know where to start, I'd love to help. If you want to make your own virtual instruments or create your own sounds with synthesizers, I can get you started on the sometimes daunting subject of sound synthesis. If you love film scores and want to learn how to
write for film with virtual orchestras and instruments, I can show you! I can even help you with home studio prep, acoustic panel installations, computer setup to get you going.

Contact me with your goals and we will find out the best route to reach them together!
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Michael H.

Michael H.

Houston, TX 77081
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$25 / 30-min

About Sean W.

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Richmond, TX

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The Bass is the life blood of an arrangement. It fills space and creates a groove. Let me show you what I mean.

About Sean
I have been fortunate enough to have had music in my life since I was a kid. I started out on the drums and since have learned to play piano, guitar, bass, violin, and ukulele. I understand fundamentals are important but believe that they are second to having a good time and cultivating a personal musical identity. I have many influences ranging from Garth Brooks to Ed Sheeran and almost anything in between. I would love to get you playing some of the songs that started the musical spark inside of you!
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Sean W.

Sean W.

Richmond, TX 77406
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$35 / 30-min

About Scott M.

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We will focus on hand strength, scales,proper picking techniques and timing and performance memorization of so GS you want to learn. I've been playing bass for 37 years .

About Scott
I started piano and guitar at age four and I have never stopped playing and learning.I have performed on many recordings and in ma y bands over the years which I really love doing ,I was even on TV with World Harvest Church band ,my goal is to help you unlock your potential as a player and performer.and I have the tools , knowledge and experience to do that.thank you for your consideration, Scott A Martin.
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Scott M.

Scott M.

Houston, TX 77084
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