Matt has been teaching since 2004, utilizing his personally developed style and his own innovative method book. His skillful instruction allows students to develop at a rapid pace, meeting musical goals clearly set along the way.
His approach enables students of all levels to build the solid technical foundation physically needed to play the bass. The method also helps students learn about the fundamentals of music and the role the bass plays.
Bass lessons address technique, tone, rhythm, chords, scales, repertoire, performance and improvisation. Beginning students will learn to read music and receive assignments within their abilities.
More advanced students will also learn improvisation and harmony. Lessons are structured on simple principles and a “total musical” concept. Through Matt’s guidance, students learn how to make their own musical ideas a reality.
Lesson ExamplesOpen Strings, Chromatic Notes
Major & Minor Chord Worksheet
TranscriptionsRay Brown - Night and Day
Ray Brown - In The Still of The Night
Ron Carter - Speak Like a Child
Ron Carter - Seven Steps to Heaven