Beyond Bass & Music Theory Lessons
Beyond Bass & Music Theory Lessons

Beyond Bass & Music Theory Lessons

$55/hour
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Interested musical styles

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Introduction: It's a fact that the majority of the "bass teachers" you'll see are really guitarists who are trying to earn a little extra money by teaching bass. When you do happen to find a real bassist who is offering lessons, too often you'll find that this person is not actively involved in their local music scene. They rarely, if ever perform live shows and they have no experience in a recording studio. I currently play an average of 115 live shows per year with Crack The Sky - a progressive rock band signed to Carry On Music (and recently featured in Rolling Stone magazine); Petty Coat Junction (Tom Petty Tribute): HFS - a tribute to alt-rock radio and the Dave DeMarco Band in addition to lots of last-minute fill-ins. I've played on countless studio sessions for big names like HBO and ESPN and I appear on over 45 CDs with some of the most most respected names in contemporary music. If you want to learn bass guitar, who better to study with than someone who is involved with every crucial aspect of music-making on a daily basis? The satisfaction of seeing a student reach their goals is a continuing highlight of my career which never gets old. It doesn't matter whether the student has modest goals like being able to play along with their favorite songs or whether they have professional goals in their sights. Whenever I get to see one of my students performing live, I feel like a proud parent! It's also pretty cool when I get an email from a former student and they tell me about something great that they're doing with their musical career. I may not ever have a wing at a hospital named after me, but things like this make me feel just as proud.
Overview

Hired 27 times

Serves Laurel, MD

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1 employee

28 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

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Daniel C.
Mar 7, 2015
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Hired on Thumbtack

Dave is a very patient and understanding basses. He takes his time in explaining every detail that will hopefully transfer into being a bass player. Thanks thumbtack for a good find.
Bass Guitar Lessons
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Richard I.
Apr 1, 2015
As former student of Dave's, I can vouch for his quality as a bass guitar instructor. I went from barely knowing the strings to playing songs(the bass part at least) in only after a year of working with Dave. He is extremely knowledgeable and flexible as a teacher. He caters the lesson to what you want to learn. He is even willing to teach remotely via Skype if necessary which goes a long way in traffic choked Maryland.
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Susan Y.
Jul 23, 2017
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Hired on Thumbtack

I actually got my lesson with Dave from another source. He is a fantastic teacher. His goal is to fulfill your needs. First meeting was to create a plan an direction. Highly recommend Dave!
Bass Guitar Lessons (for adults)
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Cameron D.
Jan 2, 2015
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Hired on Thumbtack

Dave has been helpful, patient, and invested in my progress. I appreciate his flexibility in regards to both Skype and in-person lessons. If you do your part and practice often there is no question that Dave will help you get where you want to be!
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While many of my students are hobbyists who are looking to add to their toolboxes, Cameron made it clear from the onset that he intends to be a professional working bassist. If current progress is any indication of future results, I'd say he's on his way! Thanks, Cameron!
Bass Guitar Lessons
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Larry L.
Mar 31, 2015
Dave is a total pro. I hired him for some studio work and his playing was fantastic. He came up with great bass lines, was easy to work with and punctual. I'd recommended Dave for any project large or small that involves him playing bass.
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