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Mr Richard Levy
Mr Richard Levy

Qualifications:
L.R.A.M., Professional Certificate (Hons) -
Royal Academy of Music

MMus University of Leeds
P.G.C.E University of Leeds
Instruments: Double Bass,
Bass Guitar,
Piano/keyboards,
Music Technology.
Genre/Style(s): Classical, Pop,Rock,Funk,Electronic/Dance
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Experience:

Double bass, bass guitar, piano, and music tech tutor since 1998. Horsforth Music Centre tutor.
Music teacher. Accompanist.
Part-time lecturer - L.C.M, University of Leeds, Leeds Met. and University of East London.
Professional session and international touring bass guitarist (over 25 years experience).
Producer, remixer, composer, arranger.

Teaching style:

Friendly, encouraging, structured, organised around students needs.  The focus for beginners is on developing a good technique: correct hand positioning, note and tone production, fingering and muting.  In addition to learning to read music, aural training is also a priority.  This involves learning to recognise note intervals and common chord patterns.  An understanding of harmony (common chord patterns in blues, rock, jazz etc) is developed by playing along to records, working out bass lines by ear (as well as my favourites I encourage students to bring their own favourite tracks along as it is easier and more fun to play tunes you already know and like.)

More advanced students are introduced to a wide range of styles on the bass guitar and can study grades 5-8. They are given technical studies and pieces based around well-known bassists' styles, and develop their improvisation technique, aural skills, and consolidate their understanding of music harmony.


Syllabus:  

Rock School (bass guitar) & ASBRM (double bass).
Hal Leonard Bass Method. (bass guitar)
Jaco Pasorius - Modern Electric Bass (bass guitar)
Simandle/ Bottessini studies, Orchestral repertoire (double bass).
Pop, Rock, Funk, Jazz, etc albums/pieces from 20th and 21st centuries.

Specialities:

Classical double bass, Bass guitar (rock,funk,dub,soul,pop, jazz), Music Technology, Production, Composition, Accompaniment, Aural training.
Logic, Ableton Live, Sampling and Virtual instruments.


Other services, areas of knowledge & musicianship:

Piano, improvisation techniques, music theory, harmony and arrangement.
MIDI, synthesiser programming. Funding and references.

Contact Richard

Address: Yorkshire (West)
LSI7 7AN
Phone: 0113 2250443
Mobile: 0798 559 7938
Fee (30 minutes): £15.00
Fee (60 minutes): £25.00

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