Lessons

Ervin is available for private and online Skype bass lessons in Reading, MA. 

Teaching/Instructional Philosophy:

Patience and commitment for learning are important to me.  I strive to uphold the utmost professional decorum for all of my students.  Their confidence in their ability to learn music as they also learn their instrument is very important. 

I focus on understanding what my students want to get out of their learning experience so that each may reach his or her goal(s).  Some students want to train for scholarships to the best/biggest Music Academies in the World, others simply want to play in a garage band or during a camping trip.  Still others are professional musicians at the top of their game seeking to expand and develop further.

Of critical importance is that my students feel a musical connection so that when they reach their goals under my instruction, they have a heightened sense of accomplishment.

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Beginners, intermediate and advance students are welcome.

Lesson will provide:

Technique:
How to develop a good technique for your right and left hand,
Finger Style (two and three finger technique)
Slap Technique

Styles of music:

Jazz, Funk, Latin and many more…..

A step by step approach on how to create Walking Bass line
A step by step approach how to create Funky Bass line

Improvisation:

Improvisation over chord changes.
Building concepts that will help you in any improvisational situation.

Music Harmony:

Major Harmony
Minor Harmony,
Modal harmony,
Modal Interchanges Harmony.

Sight Reading:

Tips and Tricks to develop your sight reading.

Ear Training:

How to recognize intervals, chord qualities etc

Music Notation:

Learning the rules of how to write music the right way.

Testimonials:

 “As a student of music, Ervin has helped me tremendously.  With every lesson, he takes me a little further down the path toward becoming a master bass player, a master musician.  Our time is very well spent.  I feel fortunate to have found someone like him to study with.”  –Kyle Stephens, Bassist

“Ervin is both a virtuoso musician and a brilliant teacher.  I was his student for three years.  His warm and friendly spirit complements his full mastery of the bass.  Ervin is a perfect teacher for a variety of students, including first-time students looking to learn bass or well-established players looking to push themselves toward perfection of this amazing instrument.” – Lucas Reitz, Bassist

“Ervin has brought the gift of music into my children’s lives.  He is an amazing, talented, gifted and patient teacher who keeps his students interested and growing.  We are very lucky to have him as a teacher.  Thank You!!!!” – Jeffrey Dunn, Parent

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