Information About Steve - Swansea teacher
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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 singer named Liza Thomas (lead vocals). 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 vocalists 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 **Telephone Number Removed** 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…
* 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.
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This is what you get for your tuition fee:
Relaxed & Friendly Approach
Easy Learning Method
Self-Study at Home Exercises
Equipment Advice/RGT Music Deals
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)
Bass guitars, bass combo amplifiers, drum machine, metronome, music stands.
Advice to Learners.
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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)