I teach private lessons to bassists (acoustic and electric) and non-bassists. In my bass lessons I always discuss how to approach the technical aspects of the instrument. The lessons however go far beyond technique as I find it is important to focus private lesson time on theory and training the ear. My approach is similar for bassists and non-bassists as these things are crucial in musical training no matter what instrument the student plays.
I often travel to my student's homes for lessons, but I also have a space in my home (with a keyboard) where I teach privately. Please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions at all.
I have been so fortunate to be working with the students in that music program at Agoura High School. In September 2009, I started an after school Jazz Combo program focusing on the importance of improvisation and musical communication through small group playing. The program began with two groups in my first semester, and quickly grew to five groups by the second semester. By keeping the groups relatively small (five to seven students in each) there is much more one on one interaction and a free exchange of ideas between the students. Over the course of the semester, we work towards a final performance or final recording session.
If this is something you are interested in learning more about, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com and I will be happy to answer any questions you may have.