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Steve M.
Brooklyn, New York
Develop the skills to play like a pro or just for fun from expert teacher with 30+ years experience
electric and acoustic bass lessons from accomplished patient teacher rock jazz blues reading theory beginners ok
About Steve M.

Steve teaches at the Bass Collective in New York City and is the author of several books for bassists: Developing Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bassists, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Bass. Topics specialized in: Jazz Blues R&B Rock Reading Music Theory Musicianship Technique Steve has played both upright and electric bass professionally since1990. Steve's credits include Rock, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Classical, Theater, World Music and Big Band ensembles, in which he has performed everywhere from CBGB's to Lincoln Center. Career highlights include a stint with the house band on Lifetime TV show Hot Properties, the Duke Ellington Band, Greek Music legend Dionysous Savaolpolis and Off-Broadway shows with award winning actresses Phylicia Rashad (Stormy Weather), Daisy Eagan (Little Prince). In 2017, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators at the Lion Theater Steve freelances around New York and plays regularly with Willie and the Wolves, The Crescent City Maulers, Dig We Must, The Jacks, Mathew Piazzi and the Debonairs, Nick Palumbo, Sean Kershaw, Peter Frank, Katie Bloom. To me, if you're learning, developing your skills and confidence and having fun that's the best.

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1987

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Teaches ages 12+

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Avatar of the tutor
Steve M.
Brooklyn, New York
Develop the skills to play like a pro or just for fun from expert teacher with 30+ years experience
electric and acoustic bass lessons from accomplished patient teacher rock jazz blues reading theory beginners ok
About Steve M.

Steve teaches at the Bass Collective in New York City and is the author of several books for bassists: Developing Reading Skills for the Contemporary Bassists, and Afro-Caribbean and Brazilian Rhythms for the Bass. Topics specialized in: Jazz Blues R&B Rock Reading Music Theory Musicianship Technique Steve has played both upright and electric bass professionally since1990. Steve's credits include Rock, Jazz, Blues, R&B, Classical, Theater, World Music and Big Band ensembles, in which he has performed everywhere from CBGB's to Lincoln Center. Career highlights include a stint with the house band on Lifetime TV show Hot Properties, the Duke Ellington Band, Greek Music legend Dionysous Savaolpolis and Off-Broadway shows with award winning actresses Phylicia Rashad (Stormy Weather), Daisy Eagan (Little Prince). In 2017, Attack of the Elvis Impersonators at the Lion Theater Steve freelances around New York and plays regularly with Willie and the Wolves, The Crescent City Maulers, Dig We Must, The Jacks, Mathew Piazzi and the Debonairs, Nick Palumbo, Sean Kershaw, Peter Frank, Katie Bloom. To me, if you're learning, developing your skills and confidence and having fun that's the best.

Levels taught

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 1987

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 12+

Speaks

Has background check

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Bass Guitar
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$45
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First 3 lessons
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Steve started tutoring our child on the upright bass when our kid was 9. Our child picked the bass when he joined the school orchestra. We started with in-person lessons, then switched to remote, when the lockdown changed everyone's lives. Steve is a reliable, patient teacher with a great musical ear and advanced skills. His tutoring made a big difference for our kid, who was quickly able to rank high in the school orchestra. Highly recommended.

Posted Dec 9, 2021
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Steve is a great teacher. He is knowledgeable and friendly, which provides a great learning environment. My only regret is not taking lessons sooner.

Posted Dec 9, 2021
Online

Steve is a total pro. He knows electric and acoustic bass backwards and forwards. Reading, theory, playing technique... he does it all with grace and charm... and he's a great guy!!! Can't say enough good things about him. He will take you wherever you want your bass journey to go.

Posted Dec 9, 2021
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teacher
Jan 1998 - Present
Collective School of Music, 26 Broadway NY
Steve teaches private lessons, bass classes, music theory classes and plays bass for drum, guitar, keyboard and vocal classes.
English
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
private career school teacher provisional license
Jan 2019
university of the state of new york
license to teach in private career school

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Instructor details
Bass Guitar
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
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Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$25
45 minutes
$35
60 minutes
$45
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30