1. Why should I take bass lessons?
Playing the bass guitar with a high degree of proficiency requires significant physical and mental skill. If you are serious about mastering the instrument it is essential that you place yourself under the guidance of an experienced and skilled teacher. Even if your goals are more modest, you will reach them sooner and save yourself a great deal of unnecessary frustration in the process by studying with a good teacher.
There is an abundance of educational material available to the aspiring bass player. Differentiating the good from the bad presents an initial hurdle. A second problem arises in formulating a plan for tackling the material. To ensure rapid and sustained progress on your instrument it is essential that you have a customised plan of study that takes full account of your current ability, your musical tastes and your goals. This is precisely what a skilled teacher can provide you with.
A good teacher will present you with new concepts in a structured and logical manner. They will explain the importance of each new concept and show its relevance to your musical goals. A good teacher will ensure that you fully understand what you are learning and show you how to apply it in your playing through detailed explanations and demonstrations.
The value of a good teacher ultimately lies in the knowledge and experience they have accrued in travelling the very road upon which you are setting out on and in helping countless others to make that same journey.
2. Why should I choose Pro Bass Lessons?
- You will learn from a highly proficient, versatile and experienced bassist who is recognised by The Registry of Guitar Tutors – the world’s foremost organisation for guitar education.
- You will have access to the best music education resources available.
- You will progress at a faster rate and achieve your musical goals sooner.
- You will harness the skills required to be a capable and creative musician.
3. Do I need to have previous bass playing experience?
No, I place no expectations on your abilities. It is my responsibility to teach you, not your responsibility to prove to me that you deserve to be taught.
4. What is your approach to teaching?
In my view a teacher is someone who opens windows of insight. A teacher should be thought of as a navigator who uses their knowledge, experience and expertise to maximize the student’s potential and keep them on track to reach their musical goals in the most efficient manner possible.
My role as a teacher is to challenge the student to be the best that they can be and in turn aid them in their quest to meet that challenge through direction, encouragement and evaluation. My goal is to create well-rounded, knowledgeable and creative musicians who have a keen awareness of the history of the bass guitar and are fluent in a wide range of musical styles.
Equipping others with the skills to create music and seeing the positive effects that it has on their lives is something that I am very passionate about.