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Private Lessons

For the last 15 years I have taught bass at several educational institutions including: Salford University, Manchester City College and Cheadle Hulme Grammar School.

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. Cheshire.

Ollie Collins Bass Tuition

Areas of study include development of:

Fingerboard Knowledge - learning note names in a systematic way. e.g. through building walking bass lines.

Right Hand Techniques - Slap, Pop, Tapping, Pick and Finger/Thumb Styles.

Repertoire - Bring your CD's/songs of bass lines you want to learn.

Genres- Understand the application of the bass in a variety of different styles, including Jazz, Funk, Latin, Reggae, World as well as mainstream genres.

Sound and projection

Improvisation - building bass lines from arpeggios and chord symbols, inspiring grooves.

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 style Jazz.

Bass & Drums Workshop - Study and develop grooves with your drumming buddy (see rates below)

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. £POA

Contact details

For more info or to book a lesson please don't hesitate to contact me by:

Phone: 07971 833 961




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Ollie Collins Bass Player