Bass, Cello & Double Bass Teacher in London
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My name is Sam Becker and I am a freelance double bass and bass guitarist living and working in London. I began playing cello at the age of 6 and picked up the double bass 10 years later and I have been playing bass professionally for the last 5 years.
I believe that enjoyment should come first. I think it’s really important that the needs of the student are fully catered for and that the love of their instrument and music should come before anything else. I have spent many years honing my teaching skills and I will always make sure that the aims of the student are taken into consideration when coming up with a plan for that pupil. I teach a wide range of styles and skills and I think it’s really important to keep music education fresh and current.
Music is an ever-evolving medium and I think therefore the teaching of music needs to be kept up to date. I always aim to put a smile on my student’s face before the lesson is over! I have 10 years of teaching experience ranging from wider opportunities for teaching in schools to one-to-one private tuition.
I am fully DBS (CRB) checked (recent) and enjoy teaching on a regular basis as part of my career.
Music Qualifications & Achievements:
I began playing cello at the age of 6 and picked up the double bass 10 years later and I have been playing bass professionally for the last 5 years. I studied a Bmus in music performance at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated in 2018 with a first-class honours degree.
I have worked with many of the UK’s leading orchestras including the Halle, the John Wilson Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic. I enjoy a varied career including orchestral and chamber playing as well as various session work and touring. I have recorded for and performed with such artists as: Bryan Ferry, Jess Gillam, Miloš Karadaglić and Alexis Taylor.
I perform, record and write regularly with my band SUN SILVA. We all met whilst studying at The Royal Academy of Music and have been featured in the FIFA 19 soundtrack, supported Kawala and opened for Jungle at their 2nd album launch in London in 2019.
I teach my lessons from a teaching space located on Fortess Road, London, NW5 2HH, UK. My full teaching address will be provided upon your first lesson booking. I also offer online and mobile lessons (subject to my availability and your location). For more information about my lessons simply get in touch.
“Your lesson was just what I needed. You certainly seem to know your stuff and will 100% be wanting another lesson.”
“I was so nervous to even touch a bass in front of anyone but I felt very comfortable so thank you for making it so chill!”