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Rob D.
Phoenix, Arizona
Learn bass guitar with a 30-year music pro.
We're gonna play some grooves and HAVE FUN! I'm a professional musician and have been a performing bassist for over 20 years, and I hope to pass along some of my knowledge and expertise to you. I customize your lessons to your needs and what you want to do with your ability to play bass. I can prepare you for any genre as I include fundamentals (for example, scales and arpeggios) in your practice. I use these books for reference and/or lesson work: - Hal Leonard's Bass Method-Books 1, 2 & 3 (Ed Friedland) - Mel Bay's Deluxe Jazz & Rock Bass Method (Vincent Bredice) I can help you learn how to play with a pick, how to "slap & pluck," how to sing and play simultaneously, and even how to sightread.
About Rob D.

Hey there! I've been performing music for as long as I can remember, and performing professionally for over 30 years. I have formal training and 12 years of teaching experience. I teach with positivity, patience, and perseverance and help you express the music in you! *** Lesson Details *** All of my lessons are customized to your needs, preferences and goals. No matter what instrument or skill level, I'll take you through the basics and help you build solid practicing fundamentals. I'll also help you develop your performance and, depending on how serious you'd like to get, I can also teach you to read music and learn music theory as well! I balance learning and technical skill with fun and self-expression. *** Studio Equipment *** I have a dedicated music room, stocked with guitars, basses, and practice amp, keyboard and computers with recording software. *** Travel Equipment *** Keyboard, practice amp, and/or instrument cords. I expect the student to provide his/her own instrument, and prefer they have an amplifier for electric instruments. *** Specialties *** I teach in all genres, but have experience in rock, alternative, pop, jazz, and even music theater.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2005


Bachelor of Arts - School of Communication, College of Public Programs

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 8+


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Rob D.
Phoenix, Arizona