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Music on all levels: Bass guitar/Improvisation/Theory/Composition lessons

Whether you are a complete beginner or an advanced player trying to expand on very specific topics, I am here to help you become a better musician.
I believe the best way to learn music is to study what you love. Therefore, we will always look together for ways of making the process the most enjoyable and tackle different topics through your favorite artists. The classes can be very structured if that is what you like, or very loose: all that matters is your progress and enjoyment.

Among other things, we can focus on:
-Basic technique on the instrument
-Learning songs of your choice, with a method that will allow you to learn songs by yourself later on.
-Learn about different styles: Pop, Rock, Funk, Soul, Metal, Jazz...
-Develop your understanding of music through the instrument (scales, arpeggios...)
-Creativity, and improvisation through the use of the material we have studied together
-Ear training and music theory
-Rhythm, all the way from basic to very advanced
-Basic compositional techniques, or fun ways to start composing

Extra information

If at my home, I can provide an instrument.
For lessons at the student's house, you need to have an instrument and an amp.

Location

At student's location: Around Amsterdam, Netherlands
At teacher's location: Benkoelenstraat, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Online via webcam
At teacher's location: J.l.p. Out Beheer Bv, Oosterdokskade, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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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
The class is taught in:English, French, Portuguese

About Me

Hi,

I'm Matteo, an electric bass player, and composer from Brussels, currently based in Amsterdam.
I have been playing bass for the better part of my life, after discovering it by accident when I was 12 (by buying a Motorhead CD...).
After growing up playing Reggae, rock, and metal in various bands, I fell in love with jazz when I was 19, and have been focusing on that since then.
Through the years, this has led me to play in some majors venues and festivals across Europe as well as the USA, with various artists.
I currently play in many bands based in the Netherlands and in Belgium, as well as lead my own project for which I compose and arrange everything.

At the core of it all is a deep love for music, which I want to share with you. I am thankful to the great teachers I have met over the years, and hope I can carry on their work by helping you on your own musical journey.

Education

Bachelor Degree in Jazz Bass guitar from the Royal Conservatory of Brussels (2017)
- Bachelor Degree in Jazz Bass guitar from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2020)
- Ongoing Master's degree in Jazz bass guitar (with Carnatic music profile) at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam (2020-2022)

Experience / Qualifications

As a touring musician, I have performed all over Europe and the USA.
Some festivals and venues I have performed in include: Jazz Station (Brussels), Mithra Jazz à Liège (Liège, BE), Grachten Festival (NL), Club Bonafide (NYC), Williamsburg Music Center (NYC, US), EDP Cool Jazz festival (PT), Jimmy Can't Dance (Louisville, US), The Whistler (Chicago, US), Gibson Music Hall (Madison, US), Gaume Jazz Festival (BE)...

I have been teaching private lessons to motivated students for the past 5 years.

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