As well as lecturing part-time at The Sage, Gateshead, I am also available for private electric or double bass bass lessons. I have ten years experience with teaching privately and I am happy to work through grades (Rock School or RGT) or work with you on whatever areas you feel need attention. Previous students have gone on to attend Berklee College of Music, Trinity College London, Leeds College of Music, Newcastle University, Liverpool University and various other university honours degrees. Lessons at distance via Skype are also available.

I am also very open to offers of ‘skills swap’ in return for bass lessons. Recent swaps have included learning how to make beer and sour dough bread but any skills swap would be considered!

Please contact me for further information if you are interested.


“Ian has done a wonderful job of opening my eyes to the world of jazz improvisation and beyond. His teaching has a lovely balance of encouragement and challenge. I’m taking great strides but at my own pace” (Graham – double bass student).