Interested in taking bass lessons? ...
I have a degree in bass performance from Berklee College of Music, and have had the opportunity to study with some amazing teachers including private lessons with Lincoln Goines and Bruce Gertz, Oscar Stagnaro, as well as Ed Tomassi, Dave Clark, John Funkhouser, Jim Stinnett and a one-week intensive study with Brazilian artist Filo Machado, among others. I have taught both privately and for an excellent public school system outside of Boston as their primary upright & electric bass teacher (K-12).
As a professional bass player for the past 15 years, playing most styles ranging from jazz/rock/funk/R&B/Latin/neo-soul/blues/folk etc, there are countless professional lessons I have learned in the real world. I would like to save you some time and show these things to you!
For you song-oriented bass players, I have also spent a lot of time learning how to create/develop the perfect part for the song while also developing a nice, warm/round tone that compliments it...as well as the ability to quickly dial in any tone the song/artist needs! I can help you optimize and ultimately find YOUR sound, by assessing your technique, gear and showing you many ways to optimize your sound right away.
I teach out of a comfortable studio conveniently and centrally located in Mid-Wilshire with basses and amps that you are welcome to use! If you would like, we can setup a 30 consultation to initially meet, discuss your goals and possibly create a lesson plan that supports them. After the first lesson you will go home with an effective practice routine that fits your schedule, lifestyle and tastes, which we can further develop as the lessons progress...an invaluable asset I have worked hard over the years to establish.
I feel my method of teaching is both effective and fun at the same time, and I have a unique way of relating the information to each student based on their style of learning, which is essential!
I look forward to hearing from you and hearing about what you would like to learn!
In the meantime...keep it low and keep it groovin' ;)
*Affordable pricing...flexible schedule...multiple lesson discount*
Here is a list of potential topics which we can cover:
-Groove (finger style, slapping, locking with drums/rhythm section, usage of space, etc.)
-Technique (left hand fretting, right hand striking, coordination, speed, dexterity, endurance, etc.)
-Scales/Arpeggios/Pentatonics (including all inversions)
-Using chords (including inversions)
-Bass Line Transcription
-Reading Music/Charts/Lead Sheets
-Walking Bass Lines
-Developing effective practice routine
-Genre/style/player analysis (any)
-Developing creative bass lines
-Harmonic analysis of song or jazz head
-Secondary Dominant Scales
-Music production/recording in a full production studio in Hollywood!
-Setting up your bass and rig
-Performance tips (getting past that nervous bug!)
-Recording studio tips (Nailing that first take! Getting a great bass recording sound!)
-Helping develop "your sound"...