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My clinics/masterclasses are custom-tailored to the particular school, music store, or audience with whom I'm working, however, the most common subject matter that I address is how to make a living as a working bass player. Topics include: vital skill sets, tools of the trade, tone, versatility, networking, how to get/keep gigs, image/stage presence, and professionalism. I also demonstrate sounds, techniques, and concepts that I commonly employ, and products from my endorsing companies. 


Some of the schools/events where I've held clinics/masterclasses include:

• Berklee College of Music (Boston, MA)

• Bass Player Live! Conference (Hollywood, CA)

• Musicians Institute (Hollywood, CA)

• Rock & Roll Fantasy Camp

• University of Miami (Miami, FL)

• Interlochen Center for the Arts (Interlochen, MI)

• Miami-Dade Community College (Miami, FL)

• Quad Cities Rock Academy (Davenport, IA)

CLICK HERE to read about Derek's available programs for your school

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I'm available for private lessons/career counseling at my studio in Los Angeles, in your city if you can catch me on the road, or via Zoom/Skype. Lesson plans are based on the student's needs, but are typically geared towards the more advanced student. Rates are $100 per 60 minute lesson, or $60 per 30 minute lesson.

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Bass player Derek Frank performing a clinic for the students of Berklee College of Music
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