I am a highly experienced teacher of Bass Guitar, Double Bass and Music Theory. I offer one to one lessons for learners from a decicated studio room in central Bristol, as well as remotely via Zoom. I really enjoy the time I spend with my students and imparting what I can to help their playing.
With me, you will be learning from someone who is taking an active part in the music industry and importantly is a specialised bass tutor rather than a guitarist who plays bass on the side. I can help you avoid falling into traps that are tricky to avoid as a self-taught bassist by learning good habits that support you as your playing advances.
Though I do insist on a minimum age of 18, all ability levels are welcome. I have students ranging from complete beginners all the way up to music undergraduates and professional musicians.
This usually starts off by getting a good foundation of technique and establishing the role of the bass in music. Ensuring a solid knowledge of the fingerboard is the next step. We can then go on to study a variety of subjects that includes ear training, improvisation, lead sheet interpretation, advanced techniques and much more.
I will tailor the lessons to fit your individual needs and goals. In fact, the more specific you are with what you'd like to achieve, the more effective and satisfying you will find the lessons.
"I've been studying with Sean for about three years now, and my playing has made more progress in those years than in the previous ten. Sean has taught me loads about basslines, solos, harmony, chord theory and technique, introduced me to some amazing music, and is a thoroughly lovely guy. I look forward to trying his patience for some time to come!"
"My bass lessons with Sean have been really helpful. He has helped me to improve my skills within my band. He is very calm and patient and always tailors the class for my individual requirements. I would highly recommend him as a bass teacher."
“A year ago I was playing bass just for the fun of it - now I’m studying a music performance MA. Need I say more”