|Sunday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Monday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Tuesday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Wednesday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Thursday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Friday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
|Saturday||10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.|
Maryland Bass & Music Theory Lessons
About this pro
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 offering bass lessons. 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 perform an average of 180 live shows per year and have played on countless studio sessions for big names like HBO and ESPN in addition to numerous 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.
22 years in business
11 hires on Thumbtack
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?If the student is a beginner I will outline the process of learning to become a bassist. This includes the fundamentals like instrument familiarity, the role of bass in music and learning how to practice. For intermediate students I'll let them tell me specifically where they feel they need improvement and then I'll do a skill set assessment to make sure that no crucial areas are overlooked. Advanced students typically want to work on a few very specific areas so I'll still do a brief assessment and then we dig right in!
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I began private lessons at age 10 and then enrolled at the Peabody Institute where I took a full day of music classes on Saturdays during my high school years. Upon graduation I moved to Boston and studied at Berklee College of Music. Every day I use something I learned during my formal education. Peabody and Berklee have somewhat different approaches to music education so I have distilled what I feel are the best aspects of both schools into my teaching practice. In the interest of continuing education, I attend music business seminars both in person and online and keep abreast of new and emerging technologies pertaining to recording.
- How did you get started doing this type of work?I didn't choose music. Music chose me. At the age of five I announced to the world (my family) that I was going to be a musician. And here we are!
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