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Instruments Taught

Brian offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!

Bass Guitar

Hourly FeeOnline Lessons
Hourly Fee
Beginner £30.00£27.00
Intermediate £30.00£27.00
Advanced £30.00£27.00

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Teacher Profile
My teaching experience includes one-to-one and small group lessons, and coaching for bass guitar grade exams, both in-person and online. Subject areas include technique and instrument knowledge, rhythm studies, scales and arpeggios, bassline analysis and basic music and harmony theory. I am qualified to Grade 8 on the bass guitar, and hold a Level 6 professional diploma in instrumental teaching. A student charter, enhanced DBS (criminal records check) certificate, first aid certificate and policies covering child and data protection are available to view on request.
Instrumentalist Profile
Initially self-taught and performing regularly as a semi-professional with pop/rock covers bands through the 1980s, I started professional bass guitar lessons in 1990, spending four years studying with Joe Hubbard; one of the foremost bass guitar teachers in Britain (and still teaching today).
During the early 90s, I commissioned two hand-built 6-string bass guitars (fretted and fretless), which were constructed by master craftsman Jeff Finch.
For a period of twelve years from 1992, I was a full-time musician and member of several bands, playing pop, folk, country, ceilidh, soul and originals.
Since 2004, I have been playing on a semi-professional basis with various bands and I have recently resumed more regular musical activities.

Tutoring Experience:

Group: children’s music workshops, ranging from one-off sessions of music-based activities at holiday clubs to fully-funded songwriting and recording projects.

One-to-one: private and small group tuition, including basic technique, scales/arpeggios, rhythm notation and interpretation, bassline analysis and instrument knowledge. Coaching for bass guitar grade exams.

Tutoring Approach:

Explore all aspects of bass guitar playing with an experienced tutor and musician, in your own home or online.
Whether you are looking to work through grade exams or just to get ready to find your first band, we'll have it all covered.
Each lesson builds on the last and you'll soon see how everything links together and where musical ideas come from.
Learn correct technique, nail those scales and chord shapes, sharpen up your sense of rhythm, dip your toe into composing basslines and study the work of those who went before us. Evolve a structured and fulfilling practice schedule and discover your role as custodian of the low end.

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Native Language: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • MLC Academy, Nottingham (2022) - Instrumental Teaching (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of West London (2019) - Bass Guitar Grade 8 (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of West London (2018) - Bass Guitar Grade 7 (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Thames Valley University (2006) - Bass Guitar Grade 5 (Other) (✔ On File)

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