Bass Guitar Lesson
Skill Level: All levels
Pricing: $65 for first 3 X 30 minute private lessons or why not come in and check us out and have a complimentary FREE first lesson. These offers are for a limited time.
We have an amazing introduction offer – $65 for 3 X 30 minute private lessons or why not come in and check us out and have a complimentary FREE first lesson. These offers are for a limited time.
We offer music instruction for all ages and abilities from hobbyist to professional. You will grow as an artist with us and be inspired by our school to reach your goals at your pace.
Have fun with our unique teaching approach where you will be motivated to learn more, excel and build confidence and be guided on your music journey.
Parents we would like you to know that we provide a safe environment for children and have extra security in place to ease your minds. It is critical that all our teachers have a “Working with Children” clearance.
We recognise achievements by encouraging our students to be involved and perform in our monthly concerts and do regular recordings to document their growth as an artist on their music journey.
We have our own stage at the school to perform on, this means students can invite family and friends to see there growth, whilst remaining a completely private school show.
We see rapid improvement in our students with this regular performance and recording based goal. Students are more focused and motivated to build self-esteem and confidence. On their music journey students feel rewarded seeing these achievements for their hard work and dedication, making TMMSA a unique school.
We have two outstanding guitar, bass and ukulele teachers at Treble Makers Music School Australia that will guide you on your music journey. Please see their bios below.
1. DANIEL TUCCERI – PIANO, KEYBOARD, GUITAR, BASS GUITAR AND DRUM TEACHER, BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Daniel Tucceri is a talented professional multi-instrumentalist who specializes in the four key rock band instruments; piano, guitar, bass and drums and has been playing for over 17 years. After having formal piano lessons from age thirteen, Daniel was offered a place at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music for a Diploma in Classical Piano. Although Daniel eventually decided to focus on playing contemporary music, he has received tutelage in both classical and jazz from noted pianists Alan Kogosowski and previously Allan Zavod. Both men have been an invaluable influence on Daniel’s approach to teaching since he started teaching in 2012. Melbourne’s most patient ukelele and guitar instructor
In 2014, Daniel wrote and recorded two solo albums (‘Tempest’ and ‘Impressions of Melbourne’), followed by a classical guitar collaboration (2015’s ‘Solstice’). Both of his solo albums have been volunteered to both the National and Victorian State Library Archives. Included in Daniel’s repertoire are masterworks by Beethoven, Bach, Chopin, Rodrigo and Debussy. He has recorded on countless albums across a range of genres as a session musician for each of his instruments.
Daniel’s live experience has ranged everywhere from playing local pubs, to touring to national festivals and classical concerts. His unconventional and incendiary approach to performances have seen reviews describe him as an “eccentric piano genius” (Alan Bamford) who “decides to push the performance angle into the hellfire zone” (Jon Kromka). Beyond the stage, Tucceri has recorded for soundtracks, charities and the State Library of Victoria’s ‘Bohemian Melbourne’ Exhibition. He is also the current house keyboardist for sessions at Goatsound and Incubator Studios and has performed on ABC Radio and television. His soundtrack for George Gittoes’ award winning film ‘Snow Monkey’ led him to be described by Gittoes as “a new young king of keys”. Daniel accompanies Melbourne singer-songwriter Brian Henry Hooper (Beasts of Bourbon) for all live performances and recordings. Previously, he has worked with Mick Harvey (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds), Matt ‘Skitz’ Sanders (Damaged/Gravetemple), JP Shilo (Blackeyed Susans/Hungry Ghosts), Mick Turner (the Dirty Three), Raul Sanchez (Magic Dirt) and Kim Salmon (The Scientists). Outside of recording and teaching, Daniel also curates the Melbourne Drone Orchestra, which is an open ensemble of guitarists working within experimental improvised music. Daniel is endorsed by Wertheim Pianos and proudly uses their Euro Series WE133 Model. (Photo by William Russ, Right Eye Media) Daniel teaches piano, keyboard, guitar, bass guitar and drums and is available for one on one private lessons. The key emphasis is on enjoying the instrument as an outlet for self-expression and enjoyment. Daniel is a firm believer in having a strong work ethic, he encourages the important of practice and forming good habits to help get the best out of learning, but importantly, having fun at the same time. Importantly, Daniel aims to instil the idea of listening to musicians and the world around you being a great way to also learn. Daniel is a dynamic, enthusiastic, supportive and friendly teacher with a wealth of knowledge who can accommodate for all ages, all abilities from hobbyist to professional, all styles and needs.
2. KEN HENNESSY – BASS, GUITAR AND UKELELE TEACHER
Ken Hennessy is a talented down to earth bass/guitar player. He has been playing for over 15 years and has extensive experience in all areas of the industry from performing to writing and recording. He has performed professionally in various original bands such as My Piranha, Stackhouse and Last Mistress in which he has toured Nationally and put his stamp on numerous records over the last 9 years. Ken plays bass and guitar (depending on the lineup) professionally in cover bands and on recording sessions as well.
Recently he has been teaching bass, guitar and ukelele at local Primary schools. Ken is available for one on one private bass, guitar and ukelele lessons. He covers all ages and abilities from hobbiest to professional, including contemporary styles such as rock, pop, blues and funk.
He is a very committed, supportive teacher with lots of enthusiasm, patience, and he is very friendly allowing him to impart his musical experience and knowledge with a relaxed teaching approach.
He believes enjoyment and inspiration are the key areas of focus for students, he tailors lessons to suit the needs of the student so they get the most out of each lesson working at their pace.
Ken teaches music genres that the students are interested in and makes sure they are learning the essentials of playing along. Kens lessons are lots of fun and you learn without thinking too much. You will break down songs, watch, learn, listen, jam and play. Ken will also work on performance confidence.
He makes sure students understand the importance of practice during the week to get the best out of their music learning. Also his engaging lessons help students develop skills that allow creativity, confidence and talent to grow. Inspiring students and encouraging them to reach their goals, give them the tools to achieve them whilst growing as an artist on their unique music journey.
Ken is available on Thursday afternoons/evenings.
3. GABRIEL ATKINSON – GUITAR, BASS AND UKULELE TEACHER,
Gabe grew up in a musical family, his father is a saxophonist and his mother is a singer, so music is certainly in his blood.
Gabe always loved music since he was very little and started playing guitar at 8 years old and is classically trained. He then found his love for rock and electric guitar and certainly understands the hard work and dedication required to become good. Spending several hours everyday locked in his room practicing and playing music. He had his first band when he was 13 and has been playing professionally since he was 16. He is a natural born performer and feels completely at home on stage.
Gabe is originally from New Zealand and has deep roots in the Australian music community and is well respected. Gabe moved to Australia in his early 20’s with Kiwi rock band Weta, they signed a major deal with Warner Records. This opened the door to extensive touring of Australia and New Zealand, many recordings, film clips and exposure to the national and international industry. Weta’s debut album Geographica reached Platinum sales in New Zealand. The first Weta gig he played, was with Foo Fighters at the Wellington Town Hall. Weta played Big Day Out shows, Offshore Festival, Rocket Festival. Also supported Silverchair, Powderfinger, Shihad, Regurgitator, Jebediah, Magic Dirt, Killing Heidi and played with Motorace, Nitocris and Pre Shrunk on the Triple J Turn Up Your Radio Tour.
In 2007 Gabe was asked to join Grinspoon as a session guitarist on there national tour of Alibis and Other Lies. Spending a year on the road with one of Australia’s greatest rock bands was an extraordinary experience. Gabe has just finished a 2017 national tour with Debut Album Aria Nominee Gawurra
Gabe has since been performing professionally, song writing, recording, (including a recording session in the U.S.A with Gina Schock from the Go-Go’s). He also plays, records and writes songs in his own band and does solo gigs. He continues to contribute as a session guitarist and write songs with Local artists.
Gabe has a wealth of knowledge, is an expert in his field with over 25 years of experience in the music industry. Has guided and mentored many ambitious musician’s. His advice is with dedication anyone can become musically developed. Gabe would like to see the live music world stay alive and wants to share his passion for music. This led him to start teaching over 5 years ago and also open TMMSA with his great team of like minded musicians and educators.
He is a great educator and has taught all walks of life and abilities, hobbiest to professional, from very young to retires. His “down to earth” approach has inspired many learners onto their musical journey
He effortlessly communicates the joy of learning music with a sense of fun and humour with his charismatic approach.
He has incredible patience, enthusiasm and dedication. With his wealth of experience and knowledge in all areas of the music world, he assists bringing the thrill and pride of playing guitar to all. Gabe has a lot to offer who desire to learn and brings out the best in all of his students. His lessons are creative, supportive and he encourages students to exceed their expectations, be dedicated and to practice. He also encourages monthly performance and records his students regularly to show growth. He believes this really helps drive his students and builds confidence. His knowledge of music is very broad and thus he can teach all styles from pop, blues, country, heavy metal, classic rock, r n b, alternative country, hard rock…
His unique approach will help assist you to reach your goals, give you the tools to achieve them and certainly makes your learning experience exciting whilst you grow as an artist on your music journey.
Gabe is available on Monday Tuesdays and Wednesday afternoons/evenings.
TIGRAN HARUTYUNYAN – CLASSICAL GUITAR, ACOUSTIC/ELECTRIC GUITAR, BASS GUITAR, VOCAL/SINGING, PIANO/KEYBOARD AND DRUM TEACHER, BEGINNERS/INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED
Tigran is a professional multi-instrumentalist musician, songwriter, composer, producer and audio engineer who has worked with countless artists across Australia during his 11 years of his professional career. With an eclectic multidisciplinary background, Tigran brings together his vast musical knowledge to offer a holistic take on musical tutoring and pedagogy. Tigran has been teaching voice/singing, classical guitar, acoustic/electric guitar, bass guitar piano/keyboard and drums for over 10 years. professional multi-instrumentalist musician
Tigran’s musical journey started at the age of 7 when he was introduced to the classical guitar by his father, who was a hobby classical guitarist. Quickly, his skills grew to quite an advanced level which earned him several #1 prize positions in eisteddfods around Melbourne and greater Victoria. At aged 12, he received a scholarship to study at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary school where he was introduced to contemporary classical music by his new musical mentor, the VCASS head of classical guitar. With a newfound love for surrealist contemporary classical guitar and experimental techniques, Tigran took his talent to win several awards in both age restricted and open age competitions. At age 15, he took up the electric guitar and bass guitar to further develop his musicianship, exploring rock, metal and blues music. At age 17 he started exploring his voice and quickly landed a year-long residency in a Richmond pub, performing original music and cover songs. Having learnt from multiple different disciplines and schools of thought relating to vocal pedagogy, Tigran started crafting a holistic picture of the fundamental building blocks of vocal technique and performance which spans from contemporary jazz and classical to rock and heavy metal, combining elements of anatomy, physiology and acoustic physics.
After struggling to find appropriate drummers for his musical projects, Tigran started drumming himself, dedicating part of his time to drumming in rock groups around Melbourne. After writing, recording and performing in blues rock and progressive rock bands during his late teens and early 20’s that toured locally and nationally Tigran continues to perform, write and record music, do session work and teach music. Tigran also decided to focus on audio engineering and production. To date, Tigran has worked on a number of studio albums as a producer and audio engineer for bands in Melbourne and Adelaide that have helped them reach global critical acclaim and land record deals, tours and high profile supports. Tigran continued his study after being invited to study classical guitar at The Adelaide University Conservatorium for six months.
We are thrilled to have Tigran as part of our team he is a very passionate and dedicated teacher. With a vast wealth of knowledge and experience to share, Tigran is available to teach all styles, children and adults of all ages from hobbyist to professional.
Tigran encourages students to record their growth and perform in our monthly concerts held at the school when they are ready. It is astonishing seeing students talent and confidence grow with Tigran’s unique approach that will guide and assist you to reach your goals, give you the tools to achieve them and make your learning experience inspiring whilst you grow as a artist on your music journey. Tigran also does occasional masterclasses in practically applicable musical fields such as song-writing/composition and vocal technique for singers and performers.
Tigran is available to teach on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays afternoon/evening.
GENERAL LESSON INFO:
We are extremely proud of our talented, dedicated teaching staff and our welcoming school. Our teachers come from a diverse range of music backgrounds as well as all being professional musicians, having real world experience. They all have a wealth of knowledge, are highly skilled, passionate, enthusiastic and are great mentors all with many years of teaching experience.
All our teachers are very friendly, supportive and caring. They will guide you to grow as an artist to reach your goals at your pace and learn the music you want to learn. They offer a fun, creative, engaging, informative and personalised approach, with our one on one lesson’s in an inspiring and encouraging environment. We ensure positive learning experiences and you will learn new skills, reach high levels, and stimulate rhythm, coordination and imagination. Anything is possible to achieve with dedication and practice. Every individual has the capability to succeed.
We also offer music instruction on drums, guitar, bass, ukulele, keytar, vocals, piano and the keyboard for all styles of music. We can also help with VCE/AMEB preparation/higher education studies.
We are located at Level One, 82 Acland St St Kilda, in the heart of St kilda making it easy to get to by public transport of car.
Contact us on 0402512648 or email email@example.com
We look forward you starting your music journey with us.
These details were last updated on February 11, 2019