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Lessons offered by Jim
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at his home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Bass guitar
  • Double bass
Levels
  • All Levels

Jazz/ Classical Double Bass, Bass Guitar Teacher North Finchley, Totteridge, Barnet, N London

Methodology

I am a highly experienced teacher and seasoned performer. I teach double bass and electric bass guitar. Music can be a great joy and a character builder! I believe that learning music can be fun and I welcome all ages and abilities!

- Which subject(s) do you teach?

I teach double bass and electric guitar. I teach mainly jazz including all styles from dixieland to be-bop to modern jazz. I also teach rock and funk and can teach classical. In addition to this I can also teach theory, harmony and improvisation.

- Tell me about your qualifications.

I am a self taught professional musican with extensive perfromance experience over 52 years. I studied for a short time at Berklee Conservatoire in Boston, U.S.A

- How much do you charge?

£35 per hour (I charge travel fees if I come to you)

I offer a discounted rate for children to try to encourage learning at a more affordable rate of £20 per hour.

- Where do you teach?

I mainly teach at home but can come to you. I'm willing to travel within a 10 mile radius of where I live in North Finchley

- When are you available?

I can be very flexible with times. Please ask!

- Which ages and levels do you teach?

11 upwards, all abilities welcome.

- Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?

National curriculum to professional standard. I can prepare for graded examinations upon request.

- Do you have a personal message for students?

If you WANT enough, you WILL SUCCEED. Practice is all!!!

Background

- What kind of experience do you have?

I have taught in schools for 14 years to include Stoke Newington School and Haggerston School. In addition to this I have a number of private pupils.

I have over 50 years of experience as a proffesional performer to include Theatre, T.V, Radio and Film apperances.

Some performing and recording credits include:

BBBc Radio Orchestra
Nigel Kennedy
Dexter Gordon
Benny Carter
Chet Baker
Barney Kessel
Pepper Adams
Sonny Stitt
Mal Waldron
Rick Astley
Mark Murphy
Eddie Lockjaw Davis
Red Holloway
Dakota Staton
Ernestine Anderson
Georgie Fame band for 15 years
Lulu
Cilla Black
Scott Walker
Will Young

To name a few...

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

I have a CRB certificate.

- Where and with whom did you train?

John Repucci & Greg Hopkins at Berklee Conservatoir Boston, U.S.A

- Do you belong to any professional organisations?

Musicians Union

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £35/h
Lessons offered by Jim
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at his home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Bass guitar
  • Double bass
Levels
  • All Levels

Jim's CV

• Musicians Union

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