Ben McDonald

  • Adv Dip in Contemporary Music Performance (undergraduate)

Lessons offered:
-Bass (beginner to advanced)
-Guitar (beginner to intermediate)
-Keyboard (beginner)
-Theory/WAAPA Audition Prep
-Song/Lyrics workshops

I have studied at WAAPA for 2years, doing an Advanced Diploma of Contemporary music and specializing on the bass guitar.

Since then I have played with many bands (most notably Pond, Meg Mac, and Katy Steele) and played lots of great shows at some of Australia's biggest festivals and venues, as well as a few international performances.

These bands have been mainly in the style/genre of Rock, Funk, Pop and alternative. However, I'm very open to most styles of music and teaching: please ask!

I can teach most ability levels, and as every student will have his or her own strengths and weaknesses, lesson content will vary from student to student..

My lessons are very relaxed and easy going - you tell me your goals and we'll get there!

These are some general points I like to focus on:

-theory - (chords, scales, modes, reading and more!)
-slap (bass)
-song/lyric writing

However as mentioned above, every student is different and I'm happy to teach whatever my student would like to learn.

I can also help prepare for WAAPA auditions (bass)

Group lessons and drive outs available - please inquire!

Thanks for your interest and looking forward to your inquiry :)


Details last updated: February 3, 2023