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Bass Guitar

Bass Guitar Music Teachers

All submissions on this page are written by the teachers themselves and they appear in no particular order. Note that we do not ask for a CRB check or any proof of qualifications for teachers to submit to this list. Many of the teachers will mention if they are CRB checked but please bear in mind that we do not currently corroborate this. If you are currently listed as a teacher and would like your details amended/removed or you would like to submit your details for inclusion on this list then please get in touch with us by using our Contact page.

Guy Avern 020 8292 6856 07596 380802 guyavern@gmail.com

A qualified music teacher with over 10 years experience of class room teaching and instrumental teaching, as well as extensive touring and recording experience. I cover grades 1 – 6 (Rockschool, LCM and Trinity Guildhall) and will also include Music Theory lessons. I specialise in rock/jazz/funk/soul (pretty much all genres really!) on 4 string electric bass guitar and music theory. I have recently gained an MMus in composition from Goldsmiths College, London. I am based in North London and will travel to the following postcode areas: N4, N8, N10, N22, N17, N15, N16 as well as E5, E10 and E17. I can teach all ages and am willing to tailor lessons to your requirements, so whether you just want to learn for fun or work through the exams then I am happy to assist!

Lucia Capellaro 07761 971 369 luciacapellaro@gmail.com 30 min – £20 45 min – £28 1 hour – £35

Fun and friendly lessons for beginners to grade 5 standard. Lessons can either be held at pupils own home, or at Lucia’s house near Turnpike Lane station.

Jon Howells 020 8883 7757 07779 717 794 hovellie@gmail.com £30 per hour (happy to do half hour slots)

Experienced CRB checked Guitar teacher offers tuition for all ages and standards. All boards of graded examination and grade levels catered for on Bass and Guitas. Students are also welcome to set there own study criteria and objectives, all styles catered for. Lessons can take place in my studio (just next to Highgate Tube) or I can visit.

Jamie Purdie info@jamiepurdle.co.uk £25 per hour.

I am a 22 year old male guitar tutor with a 2:1 degree in Music, studied at Plymouth University.  I have acquired grade 8 guitar and music theory and I have vast tuition experience.  I thoroughly enjoy teaching guitar to my students as it is rewarding to see individuals improve on their instrument, and develop such a passion and understanding for music.  I am very passionate about all types of music generally, particularly Pop, Rock, Jazz, and Blues.  I am very patient and reliable, and a friendly and easy-going person.  Whether you want to pursue the guitar as a serious and hardworking individual, or simply as a fun hobby – I can cater either route! Guitar / Bass currently available to teach any ages, musical backgrounds, and as a serious commitment or just as a fun hobby. Covering the North London area, I can visit your home to teach on a weekly/fortnightly/monthly basis.

Dominic Bentham 07801 561 498 dominicbentham@googlemail.com £30 per hour, home visits an option.

I teach good bass technique, theory and musicianship in lessons that are tailored to the student, with the option of taking Rockschool graded exams. I am a professional player with an MMus in Jazz Performance from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, also a published writer and transcriber for Bass Player magazine. I live in East Finchley and I am CRB checked.

Felipe Martins 07423 230 593 £35/hour

I have an encouraging, flexible and fun approach towards learning music (Orff and Wuytack Methods), which always brings confidence, motivation and encourages creativity. I also cover theory, improvisation and composition if required, and can guide you or your child through Grades 1 – 5. Classical or modern approach. Different styles of Music (Classical, Rock, Pop, Soul, Hard Rock and Metal, Reggae…) I can speak and teach in three fluent, different languages (English, Spanish and Portuguese). Visits: Yes Address: 27, Ash Grove, South Ealing, London, W54AU

Max O’Donnell 07891 853 349 maxodonnellguitar@googlemail.com http://maxodonnell.com £25 per hour

Guitar teacher with 7 years of teaching experience based in east finchley (fortis green) Offering Fun, constructive and effective guitar lessons. Lesson available to all ages young- old and all abilities beginner intermediate and advanced Grades covered 1-8 wide range of styles taught such Blues , rock, folk, acoustic, finger style, jazz, fusion, funk, soul, latin country and much more. Techniques covered: Music theory, Sight reading, composition, performance techniques, fret board techniques, aural and transcribing I can help students study and prepare for GCSE, AS , A level and degree level coursework/performance exams. I have good experience of working with young children- I have a full CRB Check and public liability insurance Qualifications: Diploma in popular music performance Bmus degree in popular music performance LRSL licentiate in general teaching practices I have equipment that students are more than welcome to use during lessons at my residence. Beginner Bass guitar lessons also available Home visits: yes Please feel free to get in touch to book a lesson or for any other information

Ross Merrin 020 8444 3778 http://rossmerrin.com

Over 30 years of playing all styles with lessons tailored to the individual. Local to Muswell Hill. Studio and recording facilities.

Michael Doré BMus 07964 916 042 msdore141@gmail.com £30 per hour (Half-hour lessons available)

Based in Muswell Hill, I am a conservatoire trained (Royal Academy of Music) teacher of Double Bass and Bass guitar from beginner to advanced. I can teach a variety of genres and use ABRSM exams (grades 1-8) for Double Bass and Trinity Rock and Pop exams (1-8) for Bass Guitar. For those who wish it, music theory can be included in lessons. I have a full CRB check for school work and I am happy to travel within the North London area.

Nick Marshall BA Hons Royal Academy of Music – 07956 538 740 nickmarshall1@gmail.com http://nickmarshalluk.com/ £40 / hour £30 / 45 minutes £20 / 30 minutes

I play and teach a large range of instruments to a high level, covering pretty much any musical style. Instruments I teach include: All Guitars (classical, steel strung, electric (my speciality) and bass) and I have a fantastic collection of various guitars at my studio with different tunings etc. Strings (Double Bass, Cello, Viola, Violin, Mandolin and Ukulele) Piano / Keyboard (both classical and jazz) Drums Flute and Saxophone I also teach Music Theory, including classical, pop, jazz or any style you may be interested in. I have had students of all ages (young to old), abilities (beginner to pro). Lessons with me can either take place at your home or at my studio in Southgate/East Barnet (EN4). Please feel free to give me a call or send me an email if you have any questions or want to arrange a lesson. – I’m available daytime Monday-Wednesday (sometimes Thursday & Friday when I’m not teaching at schools) and I can also do Friday afternoons and Saturdays. Sundays may also be doable on certain weeks. If you contact me I’m sure we’ll be able to arrange a time and location that will suit you. – I’m also particularly interested in teaching ‘classical’ musicians how to play by ear and how to improvise. If you’d like to free yourself from the constraints of the written page, be more imaginative and develop your ears for working out music (of any genre!) then you should come along to one of the workshops I host on Improvisation at Les Aldrich Music. A little more information and the schedule is available here: http://lesaldrichmusic.co.uk/events/ – Finally a little background on myself: I’ve been playing music every day since I was around 4 years old (1978!) and I’ve been teaching non-stop for the last 16 years. Much of my teaching over these years has been at a variety of schools in Haringey, Enfield & Barnet (both primary and secondary) as well as a very successful Rock & Pop course at the EBMC (East Barnet Music Centre) for around 12 years. Throughout this period I have also had countless private students. I currently teach at Finchley Catholic Boys School (for the last 12 years) and privately (mostly at my studio) in the evenings and on Saturdays. When not doing that I am often composing and recording my own music, collaborating with friends, learning new instruments & caring for my son who is on the autistic spectrum – I also have extensive experience of teaching people with special needs. I look forward to hearing from you and helping you learn to play what you want in a way you enjoy.