These classes can be taken separately or in any combination.
I teach all levels, from complete beginners up to aspiring professionals. I like to focus on the musical interests of the student, so you can bring the songs that you want to learn! Of course, I also have my own propositions as well as a big repertoire of exercises I have created myself.
Some of the things we will work on: getting a nice sound, playing with groove and feeling, a good technique to play more efficiently and prevent injuries, timing, improvising bass lines on chord structures, bass soloing, the different bass techniques (fingerstyle, slapping, popping, palm-mute, plectrum, playing chords a.o.), understanding how the equipment works.
First there was music, and the theory came second. Nonetheless, knowing some theory is very helpful for both the amateur and (aspiring) professional musician. Theory lessons focus on chords, scales, rhythm, harmony, music notation, basic piano skills and the understanding of how they all come together.
In these classes your ears will be trained to be more conscious about what they are hearing. Recognizing different tones will greatly help your improvisational, composing and general music skills. We will practice to recognize and understand; melodies, harmonies and rhythms.
Writing is more than just inspiration. We will work on improving your compositions, writing new ones and looking at examples from others. Basic piano skills, music notation, instrument functions, strong melodies, bass lines, harmonies and 'how to get inspired' are all things that we will discuss.