Good bass teachers - Brisbane

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copeland83
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Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by copeland83 » 24 Jun 2014, 23:17

Hey all

Anyone recommend any good bass teachers in Brisbane area? Been playing on off for awhile but haven't progressed past a point and want lessons to improve + push myself to learn new things so I can write more interesting bass lines in the band I'm in. Want to learn scales etc and know what options i have vs trying to find what sounds like it fits.
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by Steve77 » 26 Jun 2014, 22:20

This is a topic I'd like to know about too. I should spend more of my gig money on better skills than GAS :help
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by Spook » 04 Jul 2014, 17:59

Have been meaning to reply to this for days just haven't gotten around to it until now.

I can totally recommend a guy called Bart Stenhouse, he is actually a very accomplished jazz guitarist and mandolin player but has been rocking the bass of over a decade. He is not a guitarist who thinks he can play bass, he plays like a bass player he is very good. He is a graduate of the conservatorium of music has been teaching privately for years. He is a great teacher and a nice guy. He may not be in country though.. You can find him on google.

Helen Russell is another amazing bass player who does teach privately as well. She also teaches at the con' and at the jazz music institute, you can contact her through there. She specialises in double bass but will do electric. She is an incredible soloist.

I have not had lessons from this guy but would seriously consider it if the others were not available..Steele Chabu, has graduated from the con' and has also studied at Berklee, in the United States. He is a very, very good bass player and bass is his main instrument.

There's a couple to get you started, I find with these professional musicians if you contact them first and they aren't available they will recommend others that might be if you ask. They all are right at the top of what they do and take a lot of pride in what they do and are extremely professional, they will not give you a bum steer, they all know their sh#t and know others that know there sh#t.

Contact me if you would like any more suggestions.

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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by Steve77 » 04 Jul 2014, 21:02

Awesome Spook. I was starting to wonder if everyone in Brisbane were self taught or keeping this to themselves :poke: I will start tracking them down once the time is right. Thanks for the tips :clap:
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by copeland83 » 05 Jul 2014, 10:54

Thanks Spook! You are a legend. I especially don't want a guitar teacher teaching bass (which most are) I want a specialist bass teacher but Bart looks legit. Have you heard of Aidan Arnold? He's one of the few I'd found by looking on gumtree google etc. And a dude called Grant Davies but that's the only ones I'd seen until your suggestions that looked good. Grant is about $50/hr alot of others are 60 or 75 and he's close so might be worth a try worst case I don't go back and pay the extra and try one of the guys you suggested . Thanks so much for your help much appreciated !
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by Imaidan » 07 Jul 2014, 20:20

Hey dude! I'm actually Aidan Arnold, so the ad you found online is me :)

I would recommend all of the above.
Steele is a good friend of mine and is really great. He's done lots of pop original recording and has some sweet latin chops.
I've done some recording with Bart Stenhouse at his studio and he's a great player. He's been getting into classical indian music lately which is awesome.
Helen Russel is great but really only plays double bass. She teaches at the Qld Con where I studied (I actually got lessons from her for about 18 months of my course). She's REALLY into oldschool jazz and has an amazing ear for harmony.
I teach classroom music at the same school as Grant Davies so I've said hi but I don't really know his playing. I don't really hear his name much around the pro jazz-funk scene which seems to be where most of the bassist hang.

You're welcome to come hang and we can talk goals and see if I'm putting down what you want to pick up.
Also, there's a funk-soul Jam night at Hotel LA in Caxton St tomorrow Night I should be at, Come say hi there. 8pm - 12pm.

Plenty of others around too. Patrick Farrell, Omar Hanlon, Peter Walters, Chris Pearson.
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by copeland83 » 08 Jul 2014, 20:49

Hi Aidan,

I knew there would have to be some bass teachers lurking the pages of ozbass. Thanks for the reply! Won't make tonight only just home from work but will contact you in the next couple of weeks to work something out to catch up or chat. Have fun tonight
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by PilbaraBass » 08 Jul 2014, 21:42

I've heard Aidan play and don't let his modesty fool you... The young dude has some serious chops, too... And a very good ear

(Yes, I picked all this up in a short time at the GTG... But I know what I heard and saw)
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by Imaidan » 09 Jul 2014, 09:31

Haha, I was barely at that GTG for long, but thank you for the lovely words.
Had to run around that day. I feel like it was chockas with sport of some kind and a rehearsal.

Here's a private soundcloud link I use for promo stuff, mainly originals I've recorded with various people.
https://soundcloud.com/imaidan/sets/rec ... es/s-10vkL
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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by jimmy_effected » 24 Oct 2014, 16:50

I'm hugely late to this, but I can also give a +1 to Steele.

Lovely guy, GREAT player. He teaches privately and out of the Independent Music Academy (IMA) as well. He's taught me a few things from time to time. Highly recommended.

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Re: Good bass teachers - Brisbane

Post by Bassboy » 04 Dec 2014, 15:05

Hi guys I just found this thread and I have also just found myself in a position where I need to start teaching which I am really excited about especially with this new career path.

Some credentials.
Bachelor of music degree in jazz and popular music from QUT here in brisnane.
20 years of playing professionally in various styles and groups.
I can teach
How to read music
Jazz harmony how to construct basslines and solo over jazz changes.
Funk slap bass
Composition
Essential skills in being a professional musician

I have also produced and recorded two jazz albums of my own material.

(This is weird all this self promotion)

My website is http://www.davidgaleamusic.com
Mob 0416156122

I have teaching spaces in brisbane and eagleby/Beenleigh area
Cheers guys

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