Pete G.

Bass Guitar Tutor


 5 miles


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  • BA Jazz (Hons) 2:1
  • BTEC Nation Diploma Popular Music Studies - Triple Distinction
  • Grade 8 Rockschool Bass Guitar
  • Grade 6 Popular Music Theory - Thames Valley University
  • Musician's Union Member

Styles Taught

Pop, Rock, Acoustic, Country, Electronic, Funk, Fusion, Hip Hop, Indie, Jazz, Latin, Metal, R&B, Reggae, Ska, Soul


Pete has been teaching music privately for a wide range of ages and abilities since 2005. From 2008-2014 he worked as a peripatetic music teacher for Leeds City Council, providing widespread learning experiences for beginner to advanced level in bass guitar, acoustic guitar, latin music, rock/pop ensembles, improvisation and composition. Pete has completed several cruise ship contracts for P&O, working aboard the Ventura and Oceana. As a guest entertainer he was responsible for running their successful 'Rockschool' program tutoring groups of children in a rock band scenario, leading up to a final performance. Working as a creative practitioner for Live Music Now, Pete has been involved in the organising and running a number of community and educational music projects throughout Yorkshire and London.

Teaching Style

Pete's teaching style is relaxed and positive with a focus on the enjoyment of making music. With an understanding that everybody learns differently, Pete strives to find the best approach for the individual student. Although Pete has template lesson plans ready to go, he prefers to work with his students to develop their own personal long-term goals such as sight reading, developing stylistic awareness or technique. This approach brings focus to the lesson, concentrating on the key areas that will benefit the students' musical progression.


Pete is happy to teach from a specific syllabus if requested, though he prefers to create a pathway of learning using a combination of wants and needs of the student.


Improving time feel
Technique (finger style, plectrum, slap)
Creating bass lines
Reading (notation, lead sheets, tablature)
Music Theory (chords, scales, arpeggios)
Learning bass parts by ear

Other Services, Areas of Knowledge & Musicianship

Band leading skills
Notation software (Sibelius)
Digital Audio Workstation software (Logic Pro and Garageband)
Making a living as a musician
Bass Guitar maintenance
Time Management and organisation
Ear Training
Music Appreciation

Teaching Location

Pete has a dedicated music room in his flat in Crystal Palace, London SE20, fully equipped for teaching both individuals and groups. Facilities here include amplifiers, electric and acoustic guitars, keyboard, drum kit and audio play back facilities and printer. Pete has multiple bass guitars (both four and five string) available for use in the lesson. Pete is also available for home visits at an extra cost.

Lesson Prices

Lesson length 30 min 45 min 1 hour
Price at tutor's location £17.50 £30 £35

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