Josh Needleman Bass Lessons

Josh Needleman Bass Lessons

14 years in business

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Genres: Blues, Rock, Jazz, Pop, Classical, Bluegrass, Folk, Latin, Reggae, R&B, Funk

Specialities: Beginners, Jamming and Improvisation, Bass Techniques, Bass Theory

Bassist and author of the best selling bass instruction manual "Getting Around The Bass" Josh Needleman has taught electric and upright bass students of all ages and levels at Bananas at Large since 1997. Known for his patience, excellent playing ability, and thorough knowledge of technique, theory, reading, transcribing, and improvisation, Josh Needleman has inspired hundreds of bass players to improve. Josh is a regular transcription and video contributor to Bass Musician Magazine and has also recently co authored another bass instruction book for Hal Leonard Corp where he wrote 100 two page lessons (and played 201 sound samples) on jazz bass concepts for both electric and upright bass. "Jazz Bass Goldmine" hit the shelves on January 1st 2015!

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I also offer flat-picking acoustic guitar lessons customized to your learning style. 
Beginning to advanced players of all ages welcome.

I can teach you: 

- Your favorite songs (folk, bluegrass, jazz, gypsy jazz, blues, acoustic rock) 
- How to play solid rhythm from chord symbols 
- How to pick the melodies to tunes 
- How to play many different chords & their uses 
- How to solo over chords 
- Fast flatpicking technique and tone production 
- Singing while playing

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San Rafael, CA 94901
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Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I charge $45.00 for 30 minute lessons, $60.00 for 45 minute lessons and $72.00 for hour lessons. Lessons are paid on a monthly basis and I require 48 hours notice to cancel or reschedule a lesson. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with students of all ages and love to inspire new students. 

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