Information About Ricky - Beckenham teacher
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Ricky offers a FREE first / introductory lesson!
I'm offering Bass Guitar tuition for all those wanting to learn and improve their bass playing. Over the course of my musical journey I've been fortunate enough to perform with some of London's finest musicians in venues such as Ronnie Scott's, The Jazz Cafe, The Roundhouse and the Hideaway.
At a young age, I became obsessed with Funk, Soul and Hip-Hop and would spend hours trying to mimic the bass lines of my favourite tracks. This encouraged me to study at The London Music School and Tech Music School where I further honed my skills.
After completing my studies, I purchased my trusty Fender Precision and went on tour across Europe where I performed with Alexia Coley, The Mike Ross Band and The Black Olives.
At home in the UK, and with more than 20 years playing under my belt, I regularly perform in the marvellous Danny Toeman Band, The Jezebel Sextet, and Motor City Revue.
Other artists I've performed with include Izo Fitzroy, Pama International, Nell Bryden, Billie Ray Martin, Matilda Gratte among others.
I have been doing private tuition locally and I like to make the lessons as fun and engaging as possible.
I'm available for both face to face lessons and online lessons via Zoom. For the face to face lessons I will travel to a location of your choosing within a 4 mile radius of Crystal Palace. For the Zoom lessons I will send over a link for the Zoom meeting and send over any handouts that we'll need for the lesson.
My aim is to make the lessons as fun as possible and learning technique through playing along with popular songs is a great method. I use the Trinity Rock and Pop Grade books as a template for this and then I tailor individual lessons to the student. I will focus on songs that you enjoy because I find that this helps the learning process. As the lessons progress I'll introduce the theory needed to create bass lines which will give a fuller understanding of how songs come together.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- London Music School (2009) - Diploma in Popular Music Peformance (College) (✘ Not On File)