Hi I’m John been playing bass for many years and based in Letchworth, Herts, bass player, songwriter and teacher of bass for over 20 years if anyone’s interested in lessons give me a shout
07525 063874 🤓🎸
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I'm offering electric bass lessons in south west London, I teach from a studio in Earlsfield (SW18, about a 7-minute walk from Earlsfield station)
For those who like to see qualifications, I have a BA from the Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford and a PGCE from the Institute of Education, London.
For those who want 'real world' experience, I've toured/performed across the UK and Europe with a number of artists including Hayley Westenra, Alexandra Burke and Suggs, as well as various washed-up boyband members and reality TV types.
A more detailed bio is available here
Since graduating a decade ago, I've taught hundreds of students both privately and in schools and have successfully prepared students for Rock School, RGT and Trinity exams as well as entrance auditions for music colleges including BIMM and ACM.
Lessons focus on essential musical skills for surviving as a bass player, including:
• Ear training
• Fretboard knowledge
• Developing a strong internal sense of time
• Sight reading
There are plenty of free lessons on my website/youtube channel, I’ve just finished a series of articles on how to practise effectively:
I am an experienced bass teacher living and working in Wallasey, Merseyside. I've been a professional touring and recording musician for the last 17 years with experience of international touring, performing in clubs and festivals and on radio and television across the UK and Europe. I currently work as a member of blues/rock guitarist Aynsley Lister's band http://www.aynsleylister.co.uk
Whether you are a beginner or have been playing for a number of years, I can help you to develop as a player. My experience as a working professional means I can help you to develop confidence for any playing situation you may find yourself in.
I concentrate on teaching the fundamentals of music and the essentials of bass playing. You don't need fancy techniques in order to play well and get good gigs... you need a solid foundation: You need to know the notes available to play in any situation. You need an understanding of harmony, a developed sense of musical hearing and the ability to know your options which will enable you to make informed choices regarding notes, rhythms and phrasing (which comes from analysis of the music you love and the music of other bass players and even other instrumentalists).
Understanding the basics of harmony is actually not as hard as you might think. The hard part is committing to a regular routine of personal practise outside the music lesson to get the concepts in your mind and under your fingers.
I currently teach all age groups and offer lessons weekday daytimes, evenings and weekends.
Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your requirements.
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Here is a small clip of the type of thing i like to do in lessons. How ever lessons are custom designed to the trajectory and desire of the students.
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