I've been a bassist for the last 38 years. I started playing the bass when I was ten years old. For the last 35 years, I've gigged from the Greek Theatre to small intimate music venues and hired for jingles, EP's, Albums, Film, and live performances.
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 can create a foundation for a good student, willing to commit to learning.
I've learned long ago, that when it comes to music, you always want to surround yourself with players better than yourself. As a musician, this encourages you to become a better musician. When you approach music in this regard, 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.
You can check out my projects and performances here http://geoffreyschumann.com/projects-performances/
A committed student will not only rely on these lessons but seek out more knowledge and musicians to study from. With time, practice, patience, and experience, you will reach your goals.
His willingness to help me improve my overall learning. He never hesitates to reach out with a response that always ends up helpful
Absolutely amazing person to work with.
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.
Each student is different, and thus my lessons are adjusted to each students needs.
To my potential students you can check out: http://bit.ly/geoffreyschumann
My music history/story: http://geoffreyschumann.com/my-music-history/
With my own approach and style to music and audio production, I'll make an impact on 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 approach you'll see the results.
I have found, better practice equals a smarter approach to practicing.
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 make a commitment to learning.
I have experience in 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.
All ages and all walks of life.
I am passing on the audio techniques that many have forgotten or didn't know. The little gems of knowledge makes the night and day difference between an ok mix, to a right mix, to a fantastic production.
I'm easy going, a nerd can be a bit of a goof, but when it comes to the musical downbeat, I'm all Mr. Business.
I'm continually performing every month. You can never stop playing. Music is the soundtrack of your life, score it accordingly.
First and foremost, a student should ask a teacher what is expected of them...
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.