As of March 17, 2020 I will not be teaching
I have transitioned to remote lessons via
Hello electric and upright bassists,
Many of you have been playing bass for a while
now and no doubt can play reasonably well,
and yet you might feel like you are not able to
get the next level in your playing.
The most likely problem is that you have been
able to use your strengths as a bass player to
mask your weaknesses.
I provide a supportive learning environment and
help you to systematically improve your skills
My teaching system begins with an evaluation of
your abilities in eleven categories:
2. neck knowledge
3. chord/scale theory (reading &
4. standard notation (reading &
writing & rhythm)
7. ear training/transcription
10. communicating with a band
followed by a collaborative consultation to
discuss your strengths, weaknesses, and goals,
and formulate a lesson plan, tailored
specifically to you
that will increase your skills in each of the
categories where you need improvement.
We will work together to choose a repertoire of
music for the application of the skills you will
You will need to commit to a program of
practicing and studying.
I offer ongoing long-term lessons, and
short-term, project-based lessons.
Project-based lessons can prepare you for
auditions, recording sessions, and gigs.
$80/hour for lessons
Ask about discounts for prepaid lessons.
lesson times now available
on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
from 2pm until 10pm
All levels, ages, and
interests can benefit from my teaching
I have enjoyed success with people who are
just beginning to play, and have also helped
professional bassists fine tune their
My students range from 12 to 65 years old.
I have been a performing, recording, and
teaching bassist for over twenty-five years.
I have professional experience playing a
wide variety of musical styles, including
jazz, blues, classic rock, indie rock, and
I play fretted and fretless electric basses,
and upright bass.
I have taught private electric bass lessons
since 1989, and upright bass lessons since
contact me by email at
or by phone at
I'm looking forward to working with you,