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
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 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