Greenville (Music Performance)
My Dad gave me my first bass the day I turned 12. Less than two months later I played my first show in his band. I have no idea how I managed to make it through the whole show, but I remember the waves of stage fright before and the flood of euphoria at the end! Playing bass guitar has been a rewarding and life changing hobby (and briefly profession) for me. I deeply enjoy delving into the technical aspects of music theory and harmony that give life to the artistic side of playing.
When it came time to declare a major in college, I picked the only thing I had any self-confidence in - electric bass performance. Surrounding myself with top notch musicians allowed me to expand my repertoire and push myself into new styles of playing and music.
As a junior in college, I began giving private bass lessons both to adults and children as young as 5th grade. People often ask me when they can start playing bass, and I tell them all the same thing - TODAY! As a tutor I delight in seeing the spark of understanding in my students. I love taking difficult tasks and concepts and breaking them down into manageable pieces for them. But my favorite thing is seeing my students take to the stage to perform their art for a real audience!
I have 4 years of experience as a bass guitar performance major, 15 years overall experience in all subgenres of top 40, rock, country, jazz, blues, and Christian music.
Picking up an axe (musician slang for "instrument") for the first time is daunting, but with practice and experience, anyone can master it! Whether you've never even held a bass, are picking up after a few years in the closet, or simply want to expand your abilities, I would love to talk to you and help you in any way I can. My Dad gave me my first bass the day I turned 12. Less than two months later I played my first show in his band. I have no idea how I managed to make it through the whole show, but I remember the waves of stage fright before and the flood of euphoria at the end! Playing bass guitar has been a rewarding and life changing hobby (and briefly
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I have completed 115 of 126 credit hours towards a Bachelor of Science in Music Performance (Concentration Bass Guitar) at Greenville College, Greenville, IL. I have 15+ years experience playing, studying, arranging, and performing bass guitar. I have taught dozens of students ranging in age from 10 to 50 years old, and experience levels from absolute beginner to advanced.