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.
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

Reviews (4)

Super happy with my lesson, looking forward to the next one!
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

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