About The Site
I’ve been teaching since 2007, and started making free Youtube bass lesson videos in 2011. I love hearing from people that my videos help them move past blocks in their playing, or show them a new possibility they hadn’t yet imagined. I keep putting out bass videos for free because I remember that when I was first learning I didn’t have money to spend on a lot of books, courses, or lessons.
I didn’t start playing bass until I was thirteen. I don’t know what inspired me to start then, but I did, and I’m glad I did! Playing music is a calling for me, and I do it because I can’t stand not to!
I learned to play bass by spending a lot of time with the instrument (out of excitement, not out of obligation), and exercising a lot of curiosity about what was possible for me. I believe that the way I spend my time away from the instrument is just as important as the time I spend playing.
I live in Oakland, California, and am currently gigging with a hodgepodge of local bands.