In association with
Mr Ashley de Neef

Bachelor of Music (Honours 2:1) Jazz Performance - Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts
Instruments: Double Bass
Electric Bass
Music Theory
Genre/Style(s): Jazz, Rock, Funk, Pop, Folk, Samba, Salsa, Reggae
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced



My name is Ashley de Neef I'm an experienced and qualified double Bass, electric bass, and music theory teacher with many thousands of hours of performance, studio and teaching experience across 10 full years of music making.

I've has completed a Bachelor of Music (Honours 2:1) in Jazz Performance, performed with some of the world's finest jazz musicians (including trumpeter James Morrison), toured internationally and locally with successful jazz and contemporary acts, performed regularly with my own group - The Ashley de Neef Quartet - and played music in 5/7 continents.

I'm an easy going Australian guy, and I'm excited to help you improve your double bass playing - whether you're a total beginner, or ready for the next big musical challenge. I'm pumped to help you amp up your skills step by step, in engaging and interesting lessons, taken at your pace - Music is meant to be fun, not stressful!

I enjoy a vast array of styles, and would love to teach you some of the following:
World Music Styles such as Salsa, Samba and Reggae
And many more!

Some of my favourite topics for lessons include:

Technique 101 - From hand positions, posture, plucking and bowing - all the essentials to get you making music from day one!
Play by Ear - How to learn your all your favorite songs accurately and for free!
Playing in a band - Knowing the role of the bass in a group
The Timekeeper - How to improve your time and be steady as a rock
Understanding Music Theory De-mistifying those simple scales and chords that make up your favorite music
Improvisation - The not so scary secrets of soloing
Reading Dots - How to play music you've never heard before, confidently!

I'm currently offering lessons at a special rate of £30 p/h and £17 p/30min from my home in Chiswick, and I can travel to you from as little as £5 extra!

Give me a call or send me a message, and we can chat about your goals, what you want to learn, and set up a lesson!


Contact Ashley

Address: Chiswick
Greater London
W4 2HE
Phone: 07490 217096
Fee (60 minutes): £30.00
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00

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