FunkMaster Deluxe

FunkMaster Deluxe

5.0 (3)
15 employees
27 years in business

About this pro

I provide the best one on one in Bass Instructional lessons in the area. I cover all and every technique and musical style. 

I love seeing students who can’t play one note to an advanced player really grow, understand and shine as an original Bass Player. 

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Laurence Harbor, NJ 08879
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3 Reviews


  • Johnny L.

    Joe is a great guy with outstanding talent. A knack for teaching to your strengths. A good family family and was wonderful to my family, especially my children. I look forward to working with him again. And, by the way, he's a masterful guitarist - bass and 6 string. I highly recommend!

  • Bob Burns

    Joe is very easy to talk to and work with. He picked songs he knew I would like and were also challenging to play. He broke the songs into parts I could learn. Joe showed me hand exercises to really improved my playing. He has a great personality and as a teacher , he is extremely knowledgeable in music and was a pleasure to work with. Highly recommend joe as a bass teacher to anyone.

  • John Maroney

    He’s the best and the most thorough teacher I ever had.

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

We will cover proper fingerboard knowledge and strength training to make the right hand work well with the left. 

Proper ear and Rhythm training. 

Cover all aspects of musical styles from all around the world. 

Cater to the students specific needs and wants as a growing Bassist. 

Heavy slap and two hand tapping techniques. 

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

Certified music theory teacher from Brookdale community college.

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

I charge $50.00 a lesson. I stay with my student minimally for one hour. If I feel the student needs more time I will extend my services with no additional charge. The amount always remains the same. Bundle package discounts are available upon request. 

How did you get started teaching?

I started with my teacher at 14 and than decided that I wanted to become an Instructor as well. 

What types of students have you worked with?

The ages I teach are from 10 - 55 both male and female. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Preparing my students for high school and college recitals every summer. 

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

Look for a fun teacher who is able to make the student grow, think and perform on his / her own and ultimately become an original Bass Player. 

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

Knowing and questioning the process of learning and studying the bass guitar. 

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