I also teach bass, and have had a few bass students over the years. If your hands are small, you might be unaware that there are short-scale basses available. I mention this, as I’ve had a number of students who really struggle with the full length of a standard bass. If you are about to buy your first bass, do get in touch for some advice first.

I teach all styles of bass, plus different techniques, reading TAB and/or Standard Notation, theory from a bass player’s perspective, etc.

Here’s the only video I have of me playing a bass – an improvisation bringing together some blues and a Middle-Eastern-sounding vibe. I’m using a Danelectro short-scale bass, a fairly cheap and wonderful bass, and not just for beginners:


Email me to discuss taking lessons ( or phone 0131 343 2195