For the last 15 years I have taught bass at
several educational institutions including: Salford University, Manchester City College and Cheadle Hulme Grammar
I currently tutor Bass Guitar and Double
bass at The Royal Northern College Of Music (RNCM), Salford University and The Liverpool Institute For Performing Arts (LIPA).
Qualifications: BA hons Popular Music and
Sound Recording (Salford University) Diploma in Jazz Studies
(Leeds College Of Music) Higher Education Fellow (LIPA)
I can offering tuition in Bass
guitar and Double bass in too areas in the North West of
England. Salford/Manchester and Macclesfield/ East as well as remote lessons Zoom/Skype.
Areas of study include development
Fingerboard Knowledge - learning note
names in a systematic way. e.g. through building walking bass
Right Hand Techniques - Slap, Pop,
Tapping, Pick and Finger/Thumb Styles.
Repertoire - Bring
your CD's/songs of bass lines you want to
Genres- Understand the application of the
bass in a variety of different styles, including Jazz, Funk,
Latin, Reggae, World as well as mainstream
Sound and projection
Improvisation - building bass lines from
arpeggios and chord symbols, inspiring
Grooving and Time - development through
exercises with a drum box or metronome
Reading Music - Notation and improvising
from chord symbols
Ear Training - learn how to lift parts
from your favorite records, by ear!
Graded Exams - preparation and submission
for Trinity Rock School graded exams 1-8
Double Bass - Simandl method, finger
Bass & Drums Workshop - Study and
develop grooves with your drumming buddy (see rates
Rates (as set 06/2021 )
£40 per 1 hour lesson - discounts apply for block lessons.
Bass & Drums or band coaching
available. A Bass amp and drum kit are supplied.
For more info or to book a lesson please
don't hesitate to contact me by:
Phone: 07971 833 961
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