Steve's Bass, Guitar, and Music Lessons
Steve's Bass, Guitar, and Music Lessons

Steve's Bass, Guitar, and Music Lessons

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Introduction: An Alumni of Berklee College of Music with over 20 years experience playing live, recording, and studying music. Steve currently offers lessons on Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar, Music Theory, Recording/Production with Logic Pro and GarageBand and More. Bass Areas of Focus Include: Technique, Music Theory, Rhythm, Tone, Walking Bass, Harmony, Reading Music, Fretboard Knowledge, Using the Bow (Upright), Improvisation, Groove Playing, Soloing and more. Bass Styles include Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rock, Reggae, Classical, Funk, Fusion, and more. Guitar Areas of Focus Include: Technique, Music Theory, Strumming/Picking, Rhythm, Chords, Learning Tunes, Scales, Arpeggios, Fretboard Knowledge, Improvisation, and more. Guitar Styles include Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Jazz, Reggae, and more. Bass lessons consist of a combination of learning proper technique and fundamentals in order to build a solid foundation on the instrument. I like to keep a balance in areas such as technique, scales, chords and arpeggios, groove playing, improvising, reading and playing in a variety of styles and genres.  Timing and rhythm is essential for any great musician so I emphasize rhythm and help students build from there. My goal is to get students to become working players and to provide them with the tools needed to be well rounded and possess great overall musicianship. My approach also consists of spiritual practices such as yoga, meditation, and dharma studies. Spiritual practice is the foundation that allows me to live creatively  and continue working on music. I'd like to thank my teacher Bhapuji Tisziji Muñoz for his ongoing support and guidance. It is one of the blessings of my life to work with a spiritual and musical master and I'm eternally grateful for his wisdom and guidance. Tisziji has led bands and has shared the stage with musical greats like McCoy Tyner, Pharaoh Sanders, Rashied Ali, John Medeski, Paul Shaffer, Ra Kalam Bob Moses, Dave Liebman and many more. I am grateful to be a student of Tisziji's and am dedicated to spiritual practice as well as playing deep music. Love Always, HU

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Serves Apex, NC

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Casandra F.
May 16, 2018

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Steve is a really great teacher! He takes into consideration what I want to learn and what my goals are. His lessons have a perfect balance between learning music theory and basic skills, and working on songs that I’ve always wanted to learn. I feel like I am making progress on the guitar and learning a lot from each lesson. Also, he is flexible with scheduling which has been really convenient for me! I highly recommend Steve as a teacher!

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Yes, can read music staff • 0 - 2 yrs of formal training • Acoustic • Rock • Yes, the student has an instrument • 60 minutes • As soon as possible • Conducting initial research • I travel to the guitar teacher

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Jim M.
Nov 3, 2017
Steve's lessons offer a relaxed atmosphere and a flexible approach. He adapted his strategies to the things I was already doing and based the lessons on things I was interested in. Basic practice strategies and handwritten directions were provided at each lesson.
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Cathy B.
Jun 10, 2018
Steve is not only a great musician and teacher, but a terrific role model for my kids. He always shows up on time ready to teach with a positive attitude. My children always look forward to his lessons and they are motivated to continue with their musical practice.
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Chris R.
May 14, 2018
Steve's organization, attention to detail, and passion for music creates an optimal learning experience for players of all skill levels. His knowledge of music and composition makes lessons fun and creates a desire to learn and improve. Highly recommended!!!
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Joseph b.
May 14, 2018
I have been taking Bass Guitar and Drum lessons from Steve for over a year. Steve exhibits the utmost in professionalism and take the time to make sure I've mastered the task at hand before we move on to the next lesson. I would highly recommend Steve to any aspiring musician. Joe B
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    General Pricing $35/30 minutes $45/45 minutes $55/hr. $85/90 minutes Online Lessons Subscriptions: $35/30 minutes $45/45 minutes $55/hr. $85/90 minutes

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I like to talk with each student beforehand and hear where the student is at with their musicianship. I love hearing about a students goals, motivations, inspirations and favorite bands/players.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I've been fortunate to be able to study music and have lessons with some of the best teachers in the world. I've studied Bass Guitar at Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA) and graduated from Naropa University (Boulder, CO) with a BA in Music. I've been teaching at local music schools since graduating from college and have taught at schools in the New York area and I’ve been teaching online now for several years.

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