Mike Bear

Address Woodland Hills, CA USA
Email protobass@hotmail.com
Instruments Bass Guitar, Theory, Ear Training, Composition
Musical Styles Rock/Pop, Alternative, Funk/R&B, Metal, Blues, Jazz, Punk, Reggae, World, Country, Christian, Classical, Experimental, Left & Right Hand Efficiency, Tapping
Skill Levels All levels

Personal Statement

The most important thing you can learn about playing bass is that if you don't have fun; you arn't doing it right. There's a lot of hard work to be done. especally if you are just starting or trying to progress furter. Learn what you want to learn but also be honest to YOU and ask what do you think might bring you the skills to express on your istrument best. All the practice in the world and all that you learn and strive for on your istrument is truly for you to express and have fun. Financial agendas are cool to but don't let anyone tell you differetly about quality skills, and expression. They both are from the same school of training.

Teaching Details

Teaching Experience 8 Years
Teaching Location Instrumental Music, Thousand Oaks, CA (805) 496-3774. Some housecalls. Other locations may follow.
Lesson Rates $16 per 1/2 Hour. Rates vary for housecalls.
Cancellation Policy 24 hours notice or you will be required to pay. If cacellations are made. I prefer that you take a make up lesson not only so that I can make my $ but so you can keep some consistency in your training.
Teaching Hours
Thursday: 2pm - 9pm
Friday: 2pm - Open
Saturday: 11am - 6pm
Musical Influences Crimson, Rush, Dream Theater, Jaco, Steve Harris, Geezer Butler, Gary Willis,Jammerson, Jonas Hellborg, Bob Daisley, Pink Floyd, Ozric Tentacles, Stanley Clark, Weather Report, Return To Forever, Mahavishu and All types of rock, metal and jazz/fusion.
Performing Experience Live/touring experiene with many Los Angeles artist on Pro levels, playing virtualy every L.A. venue there is to. I also performed in various Chamber Orchestras.
Education & Training Completed all College music courses. Years of private lessons from various professionals. Years of playing various styles of music live, and recorded in L.A. A constatnt desire to remain a student my self. Training and experience in Upright and Trombone.