I started playing bass and guitar over 25 years ago and graduated from Berklee College of Music in 2003 with degrees in bass performance, arranging and composition. I’ve been teaching bass and guitar for almost 20 years.
My goal is to design a program that fits your needs, centered on the music you like and want to play. We’ll cover proper technique and use songs you know to improve your performace skills.
I like the challenge of figuring out how to help you improve independently of your level. Everyone is different and brings unique skills to the table. My goal is to point you in the right direction and draw from your personal experience in order to achieve your objectives.
I love working with Davide from Bass & Guitar lessons. I study bass with him. He has helped me with many styles: rock, funk, R&B, disco, and metal. He understands them all. He is a talented musician and a patient teacher. He can play what I want to learn. I’ve been with him for a couple of 2-hour sessions in person and a dozen sessions online via Zoom. He has a multi-camera teaching system where he can point his second camera at the fingers I need to see and then adjust Zoom to use that second camera’s angle . His bass comes through clear over Zoom, which is sometimes hard to do. I have confidence that I will continue to learn what I want. We recently made a list of songs I like that have interesting (to me) basslines and he is helping me through them over time. I can already play the guitar and I told him when I met him that I want to be a bassist, not just a guitarist who plays a bass like a guitar. Davide loves music and teaching and it shows in his pursuit :) I’m well on the road, thanks to Davide!
Davide is a patient, dedicated and encouraging teacher. I first signed up for guitar lessons with him back in 2015 to challenge myself to try something new. I didn’t have any prior experience with playing music, so I was anxious and prepared to give up after a month or two. Davide has been a wonderful teacher ever since! He is attentive to the learning process and creative in coming up with different ways to teach concepts, using music you like to teach you how to play. Pretty early on we started with jazz and I struggled to even hear a swing note, let alone play one. When I was finally able to play along to Ella Fitzgerald’s rendition of “Blue Moon” I was, and remain still, so happy! We’ve done different flavors of the blues since then and have been working on the bass too. Things I never thought I would be able to say...I highly recommend lessons with is guy!
I like to learn as much as possible about a student in order to find out their needs and what they'd like to get out of their new hobby. Then we'll design a program that covers any of the topics they might be inerested in, including music theory, ear training, transcribing, how to practice and how to learn music quickly.
I attended Berklee College of Music in Boston and graduated in 2003 with degrees in Bass Performance and Contemporary Writing & Production (recording, arranging & composition).
I normally charge $30 for a half hour or $50 for a full hour.
I've had the pleasure of working with a wide variety of people, from teens and pre-teens to college students, young professionals and retirees. I like the challenge of helping a beginner figuring out how an instrument works as well as pushing an experience player to find new ways to reach his full potential.