- Hourly rate £40
- Response Time 1h
- Number of students 2
1st lesson free!
Internationally Renowned Double Bassist Welcoming Students of All Skill Levels and Abilities
- at their home
- at your home
- By webcam
About the lesson
I believe that enjoyment of the music must always come first, but can be greatly aided by a strong technical foundation. Before taking on a new student I like to understand what they are looking to develop in our lessons so that we may find a good balance between study and play while working towards their goals.
I am comfortable teaching improvised as well as prepared music and have extensive experience coaching both students and professionals in multiple genres.
A typical 1 hour lesson would consist of:
- a brief mental and physical warm up
- 10-15 minutes of scales and technical exercises
- 30-40 minutes of assigned solo & ensemble pieces
- 10-15 minutes of pieces/technical concepts selected by the student or improvisational exercises performed together with me to establish and develop ensemble skills
I recommend that all of my students join a community orchestra/ensemble/band if they are not already involved with some form of group performance on a semi-regular basis.
I have now reopened the possibility of in person lessons in conjunction with advice from the UK government on private teaching. Please get in touch if you would like me to travel to you or vise versa.
- Music reading
- Bass guitar
- Double bass
- All Levels
I am a professional Classical Double Bassist from Canada, with additional experience in Jazz, Rock, Metal, and self-produced experimental music.
I have significant 1:1 and group teaching experience in Canada & the UK, ranging from beginner to Post-Graduate level at all age ranges, and I have been a regular faculty member at the Banff Center for the Arts in Banff Canada for their annual Youth Orchestra Symposium.
After coming to the UK to pursue postgraduate studies I was the Teaching Assistant to Professor Rinat Ibragimov from 2018-2020 at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and have since branched out into private practice while pursuing a career as an orchestral player in the UK.
Cole is a very talented and experienced musician as well as really kind, positive and reliable person. I recommend him as a diligent, commited and very passionate teacher to all interested in exploring music in many varied ways!
I’ve known Cole for several years and he’s always been an extremely reliable and a truly inspiring musician. I am sure he is also a wonderful teacher, full of passion, keen on passing his knowledge to students and also vey friendly professional.
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- 5h: £180
- 10h: £300
- + ££6
I offer 30 minute lessons to Beginner level or younger students at a rate of £30 / half hour, and as the student progresses we can move to 45 minute lessons at a rate of £35 when they are ready.