Rockschool Grade 8 Bass (Merit)
ABRSM Grade 5 Music Theory
ABRSM Grade 5 Euphonium (Distinction)
Bass Guitar (all levels)
Music Theory (up to grade 5)
Beginners to Advanced
I am a self taught musician who has been playing bass and writing music for 10 years. I have extensive experience playing bass guitar in a professional setting, and would consider myself fluent in the idiomatic styles of bass playing in:
- "Math" / Technical rock/metal
and full knowledge of the following playing techniques:
- Fingerstyle (including rake)
- Tapping (including 8 finger tapping)
- Soundscaping with effects
I have an extensive working knowledge of music theory, both from within the standard ABRSM syllabus (up to grade 5), but also stretching to university level, including but not limited to:
- Romantic harmony
- Jazz harmony
- Atonal & chromatic techniques
- Advanced Voice Leading
- Modal music
- Exotic scales and world music
My approach to teaching and learning is a hands on approach, based on experience playing appropriate pieces to refine and practice technique, as well as a structured plan to efficiently schedule work on technical exercises.
I find the integration of a working knowledge of music theory is invaluable, no matter which instrument is played, and my instrumental and theory teaching style reflects this.
In my private life I have played within a jazz band, a few rock outfits, and currently play for a progressive band based in York. I have also played drums on occasion, as well as sung in choirs and played guitar for singers needing accompaniment.
I am also in the process of starting my career as a composer, and am available at the present time to write commissioned pieces for free, provided I can use a recording of the piece to contribute towards my portfolio.
Fee (30 minutes): £20.00
Fee (60 minutes): £32.00
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