Professional Music Tuition for the Aspiring Bass Player
Welcome to Pro Bass Lessons
My name is Scott Sutherland. I am a professional bass player and music educator situated in Auckland, New Zealand. I provide high quality personalised music tuition catering to bassists of all ages and abilities, from gigging professionals through to absolute beginners. Regardless of your current ability or aspirations I can help you take meaningful steps toward realising your musical goals.
WHO I WORK WITH
Feel as though you’ve plateaued and can’t get to that next level?
I can help.
Always wanted to play the bass? Don’t let one of life’s great pleasures pass you by!
Studying with me will give your child the best chance of fulfilling their music potential.
A teacher should be thought of as a navigator who uses their knowledge, experience and expertise to maximize the students potential and keep them on track to reach their musical goals in the most efficient manner possible. In essence my role as a teacher is to challenge you to be the best that you can be and in turn aid you in your quest to meet that challenge through direction, encouragement and evaluation. My value as a teacher ultimately lies in the knowledge and experience I have accrued in travelling the very road upon which you are setting out on and in helping countless others to make that same journey.
What My Students Say
“I am an experienced gigging professional and have been playing bass for over 20 years. I felt that I had plateaued and needed to step up a level so I came to Scott for help. I can honestly say that Scott is the best bass teacher I have come across and I have had several through the years.”
– Steven Jefferies
“I highly recommend Scott to anyone looking to improve their bass playing. Scott is an excellent teacher and my playing ability and musical knowledge has improved vastly since I started taking lessons with him.”
– Ross Penmann
“Scott's ability to customise and pace the material to suit my tastes and goals was amazing and his ability to find what those were and tune into them meant he really clicked with me. Scott is a great teacher, extremely professional and I have no hesitation in recommending him to others.”
– John Lockhart
“I was a student of Scott's for 5 years in which time I went from being a complete beginner to gaining acceptance into the Auckland University Jazz Programme. I will be eternally grateful for the skills I have learned from Scott and highly recommend him as a teacher.”
– Chris Marshal
“I've had bass lessons from several different teachers over the years. Each has brought something different and valuable to the process. However after 20 years in the music industry, I can confidently say that Scott is by far the best bass guitar teacher I have encountered.”
– Bob Russell