I offer bass lessons customized for your learning style.
Beginning to advanced bass players of all ages welcome.
I make in home visits in Marin, Napa, & Sonoma Counties.
Additionally, in Napa County I have a music studio space for lessons, and In Marin County I give lessons at The Magic Flute in San Rafael.
I also teach over Video Chat.
I can teach you:
- Your favorite songs and styles
- Composing bass lines
- Timing and playing in the pocket
- How to jam
- Right hand pizzicato techniques
- Left hand techniques
- Tone production
- Walking bass line construction
- Outrageous slap bass (double thumb & more)
- Bass soloing
- Reading from chord symbols
- Bass note reading
- Practical applied bass music theory
- Playing upright bass with a bow (arco)
-Classical Double Bass Literature
-Technique & Theory
- Roots Music
I have been teaching bass full-time for 22 years.
I have a flexible, fun, and effective program to help you move forward with your playing.
Josh Needleman - Bass Instructor