MAKE IT HAPPEN
Have you always wanted to play the bass but find yourself make excuses?
“I’m not musically inclined”
“I don’t have time.”
“I can’t afford lessons.”
“I’m too old to start learning.”
Maybe you played when you were younger but found your bass gathering dust as work and family commitments started to take over. Playing a musical instrument is one of life’s great pleasures. Don’t let the opportunity pass you by!
TEACHING YOURSELF DOESN’T WORK
If you’ve spent time trying to learn the bass by watching You Tube videos or working out of method books you’ll have discovered that teaching yourself just doesn’t work. It is an inefficient and ineffective way to learn and though it may appear to be ‘free’, that is really only true if you place no value on your time given it will take you much longer to get to where you want to go
The big problem with trying to teach yourself is that there is inevitably a lack of structure to the process with each resource pulling you in a new direction. This leads to big gaps in your knowledge and can ultimately leave you feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and disillusioned with the whole learning experience.
There is a better way.
A BETTER WAY TO LEARN
The most efficient, effective and enjoyable way to go about mastering the bass is to place yourself under the guidance of an experienced and skilled teacher. Even if your goals are more modest, you will reach them sooner and save yourself a great deal of frustration by studying with a great teacher.
In choosing to study with me you will avoid the pitfalls of trying to teach yourself. You won’t be left questioning whether you’re learning things the correct way, wondering what you should learn next, or find yourself getting stuck with no solution.
I will provide you with a personalized plan of study that takes full account of your current ability, your musical tastes and your goals. My lessons will provide you with strong musical foundations while ensuring a fun and inspiring learning experience that leaves you genuinely excited about music and highly motivated to practice the material we have covered during each session.
In my view a teacher is someone who opens windows of insight. 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.
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 music 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 decided to learn bass at age 48 having only had a short period of guitar lessons in my early teens. They were everything music lessons shouldn’t be in that while covering the theory and practice they were uninspiring and not enjoyable and I see now put me off for a long time. Scott, while covering all those things, is the opposite, exuding expertise but completely friendly and approachable. His ability to customise and pace the material to suit my tastes, progress 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 anyone looking to learn or develop with the bass guitar.”
“I have greatly benefitted from having Scott as my bass tutor. I had tried several different tutors before I found Scott and he has definitely been the best for me! I particularly appreciated that Scott properly identifying my level of knowledge and ability in a range of areas and then tailored the lessons to suit, rather than just throwing things at me which could be too easy or much too difficult, which I had encountered with previous tutors. He was also very flexible around lesson times which was very helpful for me needing to juggle time with my young children. On several occasions I had people comment on how much my playing had improved while I was being tutored by Scott, and if I wasn’t moving overseas I would have been keen to continue.”
“When you’re learning to play the bass, you don’t just need to find a great bass player, you need to find a great bass teacher, and that’s exactly what you’ll find in Scott. He takes a very structured, methodical approach to the learning process, building on each skill in a seamless manner. I started lessons with Scott as a total newbie, feeling rather nervous that I had never played an instrument or studied music before. Scott’s genuinely warm and engaging manner put me instantly at ease. In a short space of time, Scott taught me how to read music, and built my skill level up to the point where I could master much more difficult pieces than I ever thought possible. Whenever I felt that I’d hit a wall, either with motivation or technical ability, Scott’s reassurance and enthusiasm got me right back on track and over each hurdle. Whether you’re brand new to the bass, or a seasoned player looking to build on your existing skill set, you will benefit hugely from taking lessons with Scott. I can’t recommend him highly enough; he is a brilliant teacher! Sign up for lessons with a true master and you’ll never look back!”