Wanna get awesome at bass?
I offer online bass lessons through Skype that can help you overcome blocks in your playing, so you become not just a better bass player, but a better musician.
- slap like Victor Wooten
- play fingerstyle funk like Jaco
- strum like a flamenco guitarist
- play harmonics
- tap chords and melodies
- use super efficient technique
On upright bass, learn to:
- play pizzicato (fingerstyle)
- play arco (with a bow)
- good intonation
- good posture
Learn any style, from jazz, latin, and funk to pop, soul, and R&B to rock, metal, and ska.
Learn the secrets to performing like a pro that you won’t learn in school, like how to deal with stage fright.
Learn to melt faces with your amazing chops without sacrificing the groove!
Learn to master elements of music that often go untaught, but are crucial to making good music, like tone, articulation, and dynamics.
Learn important music theory concepts like scales, modes, chords, and how to read music.
Learn to have more fun while playing!
I offer lessons for ALL ages, genders, and experience levels.
You’re never too young or old to start playing bass or continue your studies.
I have extensive technical knowledge of the bass instruments, as well as a thorough grounding in music theory, and a great passion for teaching. Most importantly, I teach bass as integrally as I know how, focusing not just on technique or rhythm, but other elements like tone, articulation, dynamics, and listening.
I understand the role of the bass in many styles – I’ve played jazz, funk, rock, ska, soul, hip hop, fusion, latin styles, orchestral music, gypsy, metal, country blues, and more. I also understand that the bass instruments have many other possibilities beyond their traditional role that we can explore. We can groove like drummers, comp like piano players, and solo like guitar and horn players!
I love to explore the boundaries of what’s possible on the bass, and I have a deep understanding of how efficiency translates to good technique from my years of classical training with a Juilliard graduate.
I studied music and music theory at Santa Rosa Junior College for 2 years, completing their theory program at the top of my class. I read music fluently and can teach you the basics, or bring your reading to the next level.
Whether I’m teaching a middle school student or a retired doctor, my primary interest is in my students learning and having FUN! Our lessons will be fun! I love to take as many cues from my students as possible to determine what direction we move in, so I guarantee we’ll only learn stuff that you’re actually interested in.
Interested? Contact me today to schedule a lesson. My rates are:
One half hour lesson: $40
One full hour lesson: $60
All you have to do to get started is send me an email. You’ll be able to pay securely through PayPal once we schedule a time.
I look forward to working together. May the force be with you!