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Electric Bass lessons with Hamilton Bassist, Ian King - Woking, London Victoria or Skype

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Hi there,


I now have the use of a purpose built practise/teaching studio in Knaphill, Woking. I'm offering lessons on a Tuesday or Wednesday, do get in touch if you're interested.

Working primarily in theatre these days I've a had a fair few enquiries into tips and advice regarding this area of the music industry. I'm now offering lessons for anyone interested in improving on the skill set needed to play professionally, be it for theatre work or for gigs in general. Subjects covered would be technique, sight reading, following a conductor, playing to click/track and most importantly learning how to interpret a chart in any given style. Suitable for intermediate players and above.

Here's my biog if you want to know a bit more about me:
Bass player Ian King has worked with The Temptations, The Supremes, Sister Sledge, Ronan Keating, Huey Lewis, Paul Young, Rick Astley and Albert Lee. Ian has toured arenas with Andrew Lloyd Webber’s ‘Jesus Christ Superstar’, ‘Dr.Who Live!’ and ‘Symphonic Rock with The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’. He has held the bass chair in the West End for Dreamgirls, The Book of Mormon, Shrek the Musical, Sister Act, Hairspray, Fame & Daddy Cool and is currently playing in Hamilton at The Victoria Palace Theatre, London. TV and studio credits include The Graham Norton Show, The Ruth Jones TV specials, Strictly Dance Fever, Zingzillas and the Tenors of Rock.

http://basschat.co.uk/topic/297997-in-praise-of-ian-king-kingbassist/page__p__3224207__hl__ian king__fromsearch__1#entry3224207


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New teaching facilities 2018

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Met with Ian a couple of times now, with more in the diary, and just to say I would really recommend him to fellow basschatters. I think I'm a pretty decent bassist, but on the basis that there is always more to learn, and its easy to get into a rut, wanted some extra input/coaching (focusing on technique, melodic improvisation etc). Not only is Ian a great bassist, but he's also a top bloke !

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I had a few lessons (more lined up) with Ian focusing on technique, sight reading, rhythmic and melodic variations in the construction of effective bass lines etc and I am starting to see the benefits already. Apart from being a great and experienced player he is also a excellent teacher and a very nice guy. I highly recommend Ian as bass tutor.

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I now have space for students in Knaphill, Woking. Feel free to get in touch for more details. Cheers, Ian

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Having lessons with Ian has had such a great effect on my playing. I came to the first lesson wanting to expand on basslines, tastefully placing fills in the context of a song, and to play charts confidently while adding some of my own flare. Ian went through each of these topics explaining everything clearly and playing me loads of examples. I went away with so many ideas and different concepts to practice. I’ve already noticed a big difference to my playing and this has helped me out on a number of important gigs. 

Ian is an excellent teacher and really Hones in on what you want to improve on as a player. Another great side to the lessons is that you get to see him play! And what a player he is! Looking forward to the next one.

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Thought I'd put a short video up here in case anyone's interested in having lessons.. I have space for one or two more students so do get in touch if you're interested.. If you want to see more videos like this check out my instagram page iankingbass

Cheers, Ian

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