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Instruments Taught

Bass Guitar

Hourly Fee
Beginner £15.00
Intermediate £15.00
Advanced £15.00
Casual £20.00

Personal Description:

Started working as a bass player at pubs in 1981, then co-founded popular Swansea band 'Seven Year Itch' around 1983 with singer/songwriter David Inson (Guitar), Mike Penny (Drums), and a superb vocalist named Liza Thomas. The band then went their separate ways a few years later… After a short break, with myself needing to gain experience of working with experienced and seasoned musicians, the chance came to join reformed club band Red Alert (1984-1986).

Whilst working in administration at a Holiday Resort in April 1990, the resident backing band needed a bassist to cover for their regular bass player (who had family matters to short out at home); the chance therefore came to work with well known performers for a relatively short period of time.

On returned to Swansea in 1991 from working away, before getting married a year later, my travels saw me heading back on the road to the London area in 1993/4 to live and work. This was a position where a lot of promises were made that never came to fruition… After moving to Warwickshire in 2002 a friendship was formed with Stuart Preston, who ran a Music Store with his wife Laura, called 'Alpha Guitars'. With there being a spare stock room at the back of the premises, bass guitar classes were given every Saturday, these lessons proving popular leading private bass tuition at students homes and local council community halls.

After returning to the land of song (Wales) in 2009 a five-piece semi-pro group was formed with Manchester guitarist David Fox around 2011, being joined by singer Susannah, with a keyboard player and drummer. This was short-lived when Susannah got offered a teaching position working abroad, leaving the group unable to find a suitable replacement singer, even thought there was interest…

Tutoring Experience:

* Former pupil JQ Music Studio (1984).

* All aspects of bass playing covered from theory to sight reading.

* Most styles catered for: Blues, Jazz, Soul, Rock, Pop.

* RGT coursework available with backing tracks.

* First Tutors UK Registered - **Web Address Removed**

Tutoring Approach:

This is what you get for your tuition fee:

 Relaxed & Friendly Approach
 Structured Learning
 Easy Learning Method
 Self-Study at Home Exercises
 Telephone/Postal/Email Support
 Equipment Advice

You Will Learn the following:
• How to hold a bass/guitar
• Tune a bass/guitar
• Good basic technique
• Gain fretboard knowledge
• Play scales, arpeggios, chords
• Develop your own patterns
• Keep a steady rhythm
• Read chord sheets/tab/notation
• Play alone to full support Band
• Musicianship (bass player attitude)

Advice to Learners.
Want to learn bass, contact a specialist bass tutor, ask for proof of certification.

Tutor Resources: (free to download)

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


  • Swansea ITEC Limited (2010) - BCS Level 2 IT (ECDL Extra) (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Swansea ITEC Limited (2010) - BCS Level 1 IT (ECDL Essentials) (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Gower College Swansea (2010) - City & Guilds 9297 L2 Learning Support (Other) (✔ On File)
  • Swansea Metropolitan University (SIHE) (2007) - HND Management (Professional) (✔ On File)

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