Paul Madden

Paul Madden

Online Bass & Piano Teacher

Email: [email protected]

Teacher Info

My name is Paul “Smiley” Madden, a British citizen with strong Jamaican roots. As a young child, I was taught piano and then started playing the drums at the age of 10. I then transitioned to bass guitar in 2005 and now playing bass professionally across the globe.

My early music inspirations came from my Aunt who had a grand piano in her home, and I would visit ever so often to play and learn from her. My love for bass grew after being literally pushed into learning it after the first band I was in lost our bass player. I used my knowledge of piano to advance very quickly, and here I am today.

In between all this, I taught young and middle-aged students who were interested in either piano or bass guitar and found great pleasure in helping other musicians and persons interested in music to grow and learn. I have experience in multiple students and one-on-one styles of teaching.

Although I have no formal teaching papers, I have always managed to bring students closer to their goals in playing by ear and guided them in playing for their Churches, functions, and some even now tour the world with artists. I have used trusted teaching methods and am also able to tweak them where necessary to fit the particular student’s level and aptitude.

Music Qualifications & Achievements:

I have been blessed to tour and record with numerous both established and up-coming artists in my 16-year professional life as a musician. These include Jimmy Cliff, Toots, Big Youth, Junior Byles, Tifa & Luciano.

I am proud of the fact that great and legendary artists and musicians alike find that they can trust me to execute my job as a bass player well. Getting the nod from my peers and colleagues stand out as a true testament to all my hard work, and I am very proud of this.

Watching my past students and mentees perform on world stages provides a great inspiration to continue mentoring and teaching those who show an interest in learning and perfecting their craft. That should be what we all aim and strive to do.

I consider myself a selfless person and love to contribute to others, and so I saw teaching as a perfect way to give back.


An additional travel charge of £5 may apply, in addition to the lesson price below, depending on your location.

3/4 Hour£30
1 hour£35


I offer online lessons, for more information about my music lessons simply get in touch.


To book your first lesson with me, or to find out more about my music lessons, don’t hesitate to get in touch by emailing me on [email protected].

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