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)
I'm available for private lessons at my studio in Los Angeles, in your city if you can catch me on the road, or via 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.
Do you feel like you're ready for the "next level", but you're not quite sure how to get there? Have you always dreamed of having a career in music, but feel like it's an unattainable goal? Perhaps I can help you... My clinics are mostly based on this sort of career advice, but for those who are unable to attend these clinics, I offer one-on-one career counseling sessions. In our sessions, we can discuss what you feel is holding you back from getting to that next level, and I can offer advice based on experiences I've had during my years in the Los Angeles touring/session scene. In a typical counseling session we'll talk, I'll answer any questions you may have, we'll listen to your music, look at your videos, etc, and figure out what changes you can make to point yourself toward accomplishing your goals. These sessions are for ALL musicians, not just bassists.
My counseling sessions are done through Musician's Council, click HERE for more info.