Do You Want To Be A Better Bass Player, Regardless If You Play An Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Fretted Or Frettless? Want To Learn Audio Soundstage Placement Or Audio Engineering? I Can Help!

Do You Want To Be A Better Bass Player, Regardless If You Play An Upright Bass, Electric Bass, Fretted Or Frettless? Want To Learn Audio Soundstage Placement Or Audio Engineering? I Can Help!

4.8 (4)
Best of 2023
1 employee
30 years in business

About this pro

Welcome to Lessons and my page. My lessons are unique to each student. I am a seasoned technologist for my day job and have mentored and cross-trained all walks of life in technology. I've been a technologist and a musician for 40 years. How I approach teaching, simply put, is in a conversation between the student and myself. It's finding common ground and applying real-like examples as best as anyone can do, and approaching a different view into a lesson.

I love to share my experiences and short-cuts, which generally work for most; however, each person learns differently. I am extraordinarily patient and enjoy finding suitable "lessons" for the right person. I've been blessed as I've earned two certificates of Mentoring at my day job, and I like to think Mentoring can honestly be applied to any person who wishes to learn, as I'm more than willing to teach.

Lessons should be fun, not dull. True, to get good at anything requires work and practice, but why not make practice fun and make the learning experience enjoyable. In the end, the only competition you have is with yourself, as everyone's musical journey is their own.

It's a valuable lesson and the truth of truths! YOU can only do what you can do, and even with all the practice in the world, you can only do so much. In the end, music is about a feeling, as it's the language of the soul. I can help you learn to speak the language, but only you can hold that conversation.

My musical repertoire includes Classical, Jazz, Big Band, Fusion, Blues, R&B, Funk, Hip-Hop, Rock, Metal, Country, Western, Bluegrass, Americana, Folk, World music, and New Age.

I enjoy teaching, and I find it rewarding. With my experience and expertise in music performance, analog and digital production, mixing, pre-mastering, and mastering, I am sure that I can teach you what you're looking to do, from Bass to whatever it is in the musical world.

From my personal experiences as a sideman and bandmate, I have found that the people you're playing with will always provide pointers, tips, and at times, little lessons to help you get to their level. I've learned long ago that you always want to surround yourself with players better than yourself when it comes to music.

Like anything you set your mind to accomplish with time, practice, patience, and experience, you will reach your goals.

For more info about me, please check out my site at http://geoffreyschumann.com

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Credentials

Canoga Park, CA 91308
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4 Reviews

4.8

  • Hiram Abiff

    This teacher is on the level /.'.\

  • Kenneth Jennings

    His willingness to help me improve my overall learning. He never hesitates to reach out with a response that always ends up helpful

  • Randy McKenney

    Absolutely amazing person to work with.

  • David Garman

    It was a pleasant experiece all around. Geoffrey allowed me to follow an idea all the way to the end. I faulterd and failed a few times, but he was there to show me where things went awry and got me back on track. His gentle nature allowed me feel safe in my mistakes, to which I learned more than I could have ever imagined. Thank you for your support.



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FAQs


What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Each student is different, and thus my lessons are adjusted to each students needs.

To my potential students you can check out: http://geoffreyschumann.com


What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

With my approach and style to music and audio production, I'll impact your technique. I have found you really can't measure your practice time in a traditional sense.


For personal growth, you need to consider what you can accomplish after a month. By looking at your progress on a monthly approach vs. a daily practice, you'll see the results.
I have found, better practice equals a more innovative approach to practicing.


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

Each lesson is tuned to each student; the technique will vary depending on age, time to put in, attention span, etc.


I enjoy teaching, and I find it rewarding. With my experience and expertise, I can create a foundation for a good student, willing to learn.


How did you get started teaching?

I have experience teaching professional bass players on reading and writing music. I've also taught bass styles and techniques for Big Band Jazz, Blue, Rock, Funk, Fusion, Etc.


What types of students have you worked with?

All ages and all walks of life.


Describe a recent event you are fond of.

I am passing on the audio techniques that many have forgotten or didn't know. The little gems of knowledge make the night and day difference between an ok mix, to a proper mix, to a fantastic production.


What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

If you are willing to learn, I'll happily teach you. Depending on how our personalities mesh, I can be the reserved professional or your buddy showing you a thing or two; it's honestly up to your preference.

Benefits of hiring me, we can stick to one topic or cover a wide selection of topics for one great price. Since the pandemic is with us all, I prefer virtual lessons. We can connect via Zoom, Google Hangouts, Facetime, Skype, etc.

Music is the soundtrack of your life; score it accordingly.


What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

First and foremost, a student should ask a teacher what is expected of them... For me, the simple willingness to learn is all I ask.

To me, I'll show you, teach you what you need to know.. from there, it's up to you, the student, to put the time in.


Lessons offered

Audio Production Classes Bass Guitar Lessons Double Bass Lessons Film Scoring Lessons Music Performance Lessons Music Recording Classes Music Teachers Podcasting Courses Synthesizer Lessons Upright Bass Lessons