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Hi, my name is Alex...

I've been playing guitar, electric bass, and upright bass for 20 years. I earned a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music where I studied bass performance and composition. More importantly, I have years of experience performing, recording, and teaching music in a variety of genres including rock, jazz, blues, swing, and many more.

I have enjoyed helping a variety of students with a wide range of goals.  From kids to adults, beginning to advanced, sight reading and tablature, scales and chords, theory and technique ...I've done it all.

Are you just beginning to play, or don’t know where to get started? Maybe you’ve been playing for years and want to refine your technique. Are you wondering what all those scales are about, how to build a chord, or just want to get more out of your practice time? Do you want to give your child the many benefits of learning to play music at a young age?

Whatever your story is, I can help.  My teaching services are custom-tailored to your needs. I help you set your goals and work with you to achieve them.

I specialize in technique and theory. Technique is paramount to your ability to control your guitar or bass with confidence and power.

I help my clients understand the principles of music by breaking down its mysteries into a step-by-step process.  By understanding what you play and why, you will be a more informed player and a more versatile musician.

Play and Understand

If you're in the Tacoma, WA area, your lessons can be in my studio or in your home.

For the rest of the world, I offer music lessons online via Skype! Skype is a great way for us to see and hear each other in real time, no matter where you are. If you don’t have a Skype account, I can help you get set up.  It’s free and easy.  All you need is an inexpensive webcam and an Internet connection.

Many of my clients were skeptical about learning to play music online, but I’ve proven that it can be a fun and effective way to learn to play guitar, electric bass, and upright bass at an affordable rate. Check out what my students are saying about their Skype experience on my Testimonials page.

Please call or email to schedule a lesson or talk to me about playing and understanding music.  I look forward to working with you!

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Guitar • Electric Bass • Upright Bass • Ukulele 
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