Bass Guitar Tuition

I am available for one-to-one private tuition; at students' own homes in and around Nottingham, or online via  WhatsApp or Facebook Messenger video call. Study areas include technique, instrument knowledge, scales and arpeggios, rhythm studies and basic reading skills (see tuition video clips on Videos page and below). Beginners are welcome, and I offer optional coaching for bass guitar grade exams (see tuition video clips on Videos page and below). I hold a current Enhanced DBS clearance, a First Aid certificate and Public Liability insurance via the Musicians Union; these documents can be viewed via the following links:

Enhanced DBS certificate:

Public Liability Insurance certificate:

First Aid certificate:

Follow these links to view my GDPR and Child Protection policies and accreditation:

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Child Protection policy:

Child Protection in Education (Music) certificate: 

Tuition fees are currently £30 for a one-hour face-to-face lesson, and £18 for a half-hour lesson. Online lessons cost £27 for a one-hour lesson, and £14 for a half-hour lesson. I offer a half-price (£15) introductory trial lesson (face-to-face or online) of one hour. Follow this link to view my full Course Aims and Requirements:

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. 

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 have recently resumed more regular musical activities, performing and teaching from my present base in the East Midlands. 

Visual and aural retrospectives of my playing career appear on the  Videos page. A video summary of my bass course appears on the Videos page and below. 

I am available for regular work, in performing, recording and teaching. I have playing experience in a variety of styles and am accustomed to learning large amounts of material, either from recordings or from written scores, and to playing with chord charts.  I also have some studio experience.

Qualifications and Affiliations

 I am a member of both the Musicians Union and the Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT), and am qualified to Grade 8 level. In November 2022, I gained a diploma-level qualification in instrumental teaching (Licentiate of Rock School London).

Follow these links to view my RGT membership certificate, Grade 8 certicate, diploma certificate and standard classroom risk assessment:

RGT membership certificate:

Grade 8 certificate:

Diploma certificate:

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