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Improvisation lessons for all Instruments - Professional Musician & Teacher

I'm offering lessons for anyone interested in learning how to improvise, regardless of the instrument you play or the style you would like to improvise in.
Even if you have no or little theory knowledge yet, I have a way of getting you started with improvisation and then teaching you everything theoretical you need to know.

Topics might include:
- Improvising based on the melody of a song or simple motives
- Common song forms for improvisation
- Theory: Harmony, Rhythm, Ear Training
- Jazz specific: Bebop and Modern language
- Listening to and understanding solos of great improvisers

Location

At teacher's location: Blankenstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam

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General info

Skills:
Age:
Children (7-12 years old)
Teenagers (13-17 years old)
Adults (18-64 years old)
Seniors (65+ years old)
Student level:
Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Duration:
30 minutes
45 minutes
60 minutes
90 minutes
120 minutes
The class is taught in:English, German

About Me

Hi, I'm Philip!
I'm a professional Bass player and teacher from Germany based in Amsterdam.
I have studied with some of the best teachers in Europe as well as famous bassists from the New York Jazz Scene. Besides my studies at different Conservatories, I have been actively performing, recording and teaching since age 16. This has led me to play at different festivals and venues such as North Sea Jazz, JazzOpen Stuttgart, Bimhuis, DeDoelen Rotterdam.
I'm a calm and easy going guy and I enjoy passing on the knowledge I got from my teachers as well as my own experience. My specialty lies in Jazz improvisation, but I am well versed in other styles, too. I always focus on getting you ready or better at playing in a band, since that's what we do as bass players!
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Here's an example for how a 1h lesson could look like:

5 min - Talking, Set-up, Discussing the progress and content of the lesson
15 min - Technical training (Feedback, learning new techniques or exercises)
10 min - Theory, Ear Training or Rhythmic Training
25 min - Learning a song and approaching it together
5 min - Discussing the content of the lesson and what to do at home

This would be one way to do it, but I of course adapt my teaching style to you and your pace.

Education

- 2016-2018 Bachelor Degree in Jazz Double Bass and Bass Guitar at HFM Nuremberg, Germany
- 2018-2020 Bachelor Degree in Jazz Double Bass at CODARTS Rotterdam
- 2020-2022 Master Degree at Conservatorium van Amsterdam
- Further Private Lessons with famous Double Bass Players such as Joe Martin, Orlando LeFleming, Or Bareket and Matt Penman

Experience / Qualifications

- Teaching private students
- Music education training at CODARTS Rotterdam
- Teaching Assistant at CODARTS 2019-2020
- Active performer on the dutch and german Jazz scene
- Played at festivals and venues such as North Sea Jazz, Bimhuis, LantarenVenster...

Reviews (3)

Very nice guy. He really knows his stuff. I can only recommend him.
Philip is great teacher!! I will keep attending classes with him because he's serious and patience and very knowledgeable!!
Really nice, patient and organized teacher. Easy to communicate with. Lesson well structured according to my needs. Highly recommended
Hi, I'm Philip! I'm a professional Bass player and teacher based in Amsterdam. I have studied with some of the best teachers in Europe as well as famous bassists from the New York Jazz Scene. Besides my studies I have been actively performing, recording and teaching since age 16, which led me to play at different festivals and venues such as North Sea Jazz, JazzOpen Stuttgart, Bimhuis, DeDoelen Rotterdam. I'm calm and easy going and I want to pass on the knowledge I got from my teachers as well as my own experience. I always focus on getting you ready or better at playing in a band, since that's what we do as bass players! I'm experienced in and open to a wide variety of styles, my specialization being Jazz. ..................................................................................................................... Electric Bass/ Bass Guitar - Double Bass - Music Theory - Rhythm - Groove - Ear Training - Sight Reading - Audition Preparation - Home Recording - Gear ---> Jazz, Pop, Rock, Soul, Funk, Hip-Hop.... ---> I adapt my teaching to your level (complete beginner to advanced) as well as your goals or your style preferences. If you're playing in a band and would like feedback we can set up a Bandcoaching, too.

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Online reputation

  • Instructor since January 2020
  • 3 repeat students
  • Phone number verified

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