I am a classically trained musician playing upright and electric bass, and guitar. I studied guitar and composition at Berklee School of music. I play jazz standards on upright bass, R&B on electric bass and bossa nova on guitar. I have many years of experience working as a bass player in various styles, including jazz, latin, blues, R & B, soul, etc. My lessons include instrument technique, ear training, music theory. and how to transcribe songs including chords, melody and bass parts. My lessons are an hour and a half in duration in Cleveland Heights. I charge $50 for an hour and a half lesson (theory and practice). I recommend practicing daily for at least an hour and having a lesson every 2 weeks.


Serves Cleveland Heights , OH

Payment methods

Cash, Paypal


Musical styles

Rock, Country, Blues, Jazz, Folk, Classical, Recommendations available

Guitar style

Acoustic guitar, Electric guitar, Ukulele, Banjo, 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

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

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  • Reviews

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    dom M.

    Francois is very patient and is always very enthusiastic about teaching!! He is very good at meeting you where you are and helping you grow. I have been taking lessons from him for a few years now,weve explored many concepts together. Francois has helped me understand music more than i ever have in my life. He is a very dedicated and hardworking musician and I highly recommend his lessons!!!
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    November 21, 2023

    Services offered

    Bass Guitar
    Music Theory