The Groove Spot - Music Lessons

The Groove Spot - Music Lessons

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Offers online services
Offers online services

About

Music Lessons

At my home studio, online or on-site services

Lessons

Bass Guitar: Beginner to Advanced

Upright Bass: Beginner to Advanced

Recording/Production: Beginner to Advanced

Music Theory: Beginner to Advanced

Guitar: Beginner to Intermediate

Drums: Beginner to Intermediate

Piano: Beginner to Intermediate

Many positive Reviews. References and Reviews available upon request.

**Please send me a message about your musical experience (none is ok) and any goals, aspirations, or influences you may have.

More about your teacher:

An Alumni of Berklee College of Music with over 20 years experience playing live, recording, and studying music.

Currently offering lessons on Bass Guitar, Upright Bass, Guitar, Music Theory, Recording/Production with Logic Pro and More.

Bass Areas of Focus Include: Technique, Music Theory, Rhythm, Tone, Walking Bass, Harmony, Reading Music, Fretboard Knowledge, Using the Bow (Upright), Improvisation, Groove Playing, Soloing and more.

Bass Styles include Jazz, Blues, Soul, R&B, Rock, Reggae, Classical, Funk, Fusion, and more.

Guitar Areas of Focus Include: Technique, Music Theory, Strumming/Picking, Rhythm, Chords, Learning Tunes, Scales, Arpeggios, Fretboard Knowledge, Improvisation, and more.

Guitar Styles include Rock, Blues, Folk, Pop, Jazz, Classical, Reggae, and more.

Lessons consist of a combination of learning proper technique and fundamentals in order to build a solid foundation on the instrument. I like to keep a balance in areas such as technique, scales, chords and arpeggios, groove playing, improvising, reading and playing in a variety of styles and genres. Timing and rhythm is essential for any great musician so I emphasize rhythm and help students build from there. My goal is to get students to become working players and to provide them with the tools needed to be well rounded with great overall musicianship.


Highlights

Hired 12 times
1 employee
9 years in business
Serves Apex , NC
Offers online services

Payment methods

Cash, Check, Venmo, Paypal, Square, Apple Pay, Zelle

Specialties

Musical styles

Rock, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Recommendations available

Has instrument

Student who have a guitar, Student who don't have a guitar, but are planning to purchase one

Years experience

No formal training, No formal training; some self-taught experience, 0 – 2 years experience, 2 – 4 years experience, 4+ years of experience

Able to read music

Students who can read music staff, Students who can read guitar tabs, Students who cannot read music

Lesson length

30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes

Student's age

11 – 13 years old, 14 – 18 years old, 19 – 25 years old, 26 – 45 years old, 46 – 65 years old, Over 65 years old

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    Tim C.

    Steve was very knowledgeable about music and teaching, and he was able to break down topics and ideas into easily digestible lessons and teaching moments. He noticed issues with my playing and helped me correct them both by showing me the correct way to do something and giving me exercises/a curriculum to work on. A shame that I am not able to continue doing lessons with him because of a change in our schedule, but I highly recommend him to future prospective students if he becomes available as a teacher again.
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    August 04, 2023
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    Jamie B.

    Overall, Steve helps me improve my music theory and groove for the bass, hes a relaxed teacher and is very patient, if you need help on a topic Steve has you covered.
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    August 10, 2020

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    Art S.

    Highly recommended - he created a friendly, easy-going, supportive environment and appears to have all the technical expertise I could want.
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    August 09, 2020

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    Louis W.

    Steves experience and depth of music knowledge is a real asset as a teacher. Ive improved week after week, and been guided superbly well as Ive worked through nearly two years of bass guitar lessons with him. Highly recommended.
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    August 09, 2020

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    Louis W.

    Steve has an incredible depth of knowledge and experience of music and the bass, his guidance at my own pace and style is superb. Every week my playing in the genres I choose increases consistently and he pushes me along at just the right pace to keep me stretching myself.
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    August 08, 2020

    Frequently asked questions

    I take time to talk and understand where each student is at and where they're looking to get. From there I help the students by providing the proper tools they need to suceed on their instrument.

    20+ years playing live, gigging, recording, and studying music.

    Starting Masters Degree in Jazz Performance at North Carolina Central University (Summer 2024)

    Alumni at Berklee College of Music

    Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Music from Naropa University

    $35/30mins, $45/45mins, and $55/hr.


    Services offered

    Guitar
    Drum
    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory
    Audio Production