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Lessons offered by Rye
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Bass guitar
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids

Bass Guitar / Guitar Teacher in Stoke Newington, North London

Methodology

Hi, my name is Rye. I'm a north London based professional musician and tutor.

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach contemporary bass guitar to all levels, ages and aspirations. While incorporating many styles and genres into my teaching, including: soul, motown, pop, rock, indie, blues, country, gospel and jazz.

Through my lessons I am able to help students to learn and improve their playing in the following areas:

Technique and exercises
Harmony and Music Theory behind playing bass guitar
Improvisation and creating bass lines
Song repertoire – learning to play your favourite songs
Sight reading, chord charts and ear training
Time keeping & groove concepts

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I am a predominantly self taught musician, with 20 years of experience playing, touring and recording - 5+ years as a professional full time musician. As a self taught musician I have learnt music the 'hard way' but as a result of which I fully understand what it takes to be a working musician. It is a fulfilling approach that has required a high level of dedication over the years, and importantly a love of performing and teaching music.

In the last few years I have achieved grade 5 music theory, and studied with the Open University - completing their Diploma level course: Understanding Music - Elements, Techniques and Styles.

- How much do you charge?

I charge £30 per hour for lessons from my home in North London. Or I can travel to teach at various parts of London (East, Central, North, West) with additional travel/ time charges added on.

- Where do you teach?

I teach from my home in Stoke Newington, Hackney (North London), which is easily accessible via a range of major transport links.

I am happy to travel to teach at students' homes in the surrounding London areas - Hackney, Islington, Camden, Haringey, Tower Hamlets and beyond - generally, within an hour's travel from the Hackney area.

- When are you available?

I am available to teach throughout the week and weekends. As a freelance musician my availability can vary from time to time - and in that way I aim for a flexible approach with my students.

As a general rule, I ask that students give me at least 24 hours notice of cancellations, and I myself aim for 48 hours notice if my own availability changes.

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

I am happy teaching students of all ages, levels and aspirations.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

I utilise a friendly, patient and encouraging approach to my tutoring. In this way my lessons are always tailored to the individual's requirements and requests, with a large emphasis on discovering their own enjoyment of playing. Music should always be fun whether you're young or old, a beginner or an aspiring professional.

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have a wide range of experience from performing, touring and recording with many bands and artists over the last 20 years. My highlights include onstage appearances beside well known artists: Mica Paris, Andy Bell (Erasure), David McAlmont, Jasmine Kara (Sweden), Sahra Da Silva (Denmark), Dionne Bromfield, James Newman, Mitch Winehouse, and Duffy. As well as International experience touring the likes of Europe, the US, Australia, South Korea and Japan. Although my favourite moment is probably sharing a stage with Guy Pratt (bass player with Pink Floyd, Madonna, Michael Jackson - to name a few names).

I am director / co-founder of the Massaoke (Live Mass-Karaoke) show / club night, which over the last 5 years has grown to be an international awarding show. Highlights of the group have included performances at: Glastonbury, T In The Park, Latitude, Camp Bestival and Secret Garden Party Festivals; 2 sell out runs at the Edinburgh Fringe; a sell out run at Adelaide Fringe; Headlining Rochester Fringe in the USA; crowds of 10,000 people at the Rugby World Cup Final and Semi-Finals; and Sports Relief, to name but a few.

I have over 10 years experience as a private tutor, teaching to students of all ages, levels and aspirations.

- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?

My most recent DBS check is dated: 1st July 2011.

- Where and with whom did you train?

Chris Borud - Gary O'Toole school of Music (central London): 2008-2010
Enrique Galassi: 2009-2011

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Yes, the Musician's Union.

- Tell me about some of your current students.

Lisa - is a student that I've been teaching acoustic guitar to for 7 months. She is 29 and is learning from a beginner/ early intermediate level. She has some musical knowledge from playing the piano when she was younger.

Sarah - is my longest (current) bass student, who I've been teaching for a bit over a year. She is 22 and plays bass in a ukulele folk covers band. Lessons started out with understanding basic accompaniment, and technique - through to analysing bass lines from her groups repertoire and performing to a higher standard.

Colin - is my latest bass student, who started 2-3 months ago. At 21 he is a relative beginner who played for a year at school and was keen to start learning again. Lessons are mainly based around technique and learning bass lines to well known songs. He has just bought his own bass.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £30/h
Lessons offered by Rye
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Bass guitar
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Kids

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