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Stephen Daniell

Stephen Daniell


Bass Guitar Lessons | Guitar Lessons | Theory Lessons, NCEA Music Tutoring

  • Pricing: $40 per half hour
  • Styles: Rock Funk Pop Bass
  • Suitability: 8+ any level


Happy New Year! 

Now taking bookings for 2023 

I currently have teaching slots available in:

  • Mount Maunganui on Wednesdays and Thursdays – afternoons and evenings,
  • Otumoetai College on Tuesday after school

I have been playing bass for over 20 years in various bands and church music teams. I currently make a living from playing in bands; I like to teach bass because I want people to experience the joy that I have got out of playing bass, with the possibility of pursuing a career in music.

I studied at the School of Creative Arts in Oxford Falls, Sydney, as a music major with electric bass as my main instrument, from 2000 -2001.


I also offer beginner/intermediate guitar lessons.


Past music projects: 

The Wingmen – Been playing with this great covers band for 10 years now, playing pubs, private functions, weddings and corporate gigs. have recorded an album called Copernicus Theory.  Here is a music video for one of songs I wrote called ‘Sun is on its way’:

Singer/Songwriter – Write and perform my own songs.

Looking for Alaska – An awesomely talented duo who I played bass for when they needed a 3 piece band as a covers band and also when playing shows to promote their own original music. Played with them for over 7 years, playing pubs, private functions, weddings and corporate gigs. Also have recorded two full albums.


Embassy – Rock band (Australia) 

Penelope The – indie/prog rock

Kingshifta – Reggae/dub band

Music Director at C3 Hamilton church, NZ

Assistant Music director at Coast life church, Central coast, NSW, Australia

Teaching Info

Lessons include:
Lessons are tailored to whatever level the student is currently at and what they want to achieve as a bass or player. While my focus is on the fundamentals of bass playing (technique, music theory, groove) because knowing these things means you can play anything, I am happy to teach you your favourite song. I also use songs that I think will teach you valuable lessons.

Area covered in lessons:
Left and Right hand technique – including exercises on the bass to improve technique.
Reading Music
Reading guitar/bass tab
Chord theory – Knowing chord theory helps you write great bass lines
Fretboard knowledge – Knowing where all the notes are
Tempo and groove – locking in with a drummer
Getting good sound out of your gear
Slap bass playing

I also offer beginner/intermediate Acoustic guitar lessons

Contact Stephen Daniell