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Bass Guitar & Double Bass Teacher in Camberwell - Joe Downard

Joe Downard Bass Guitar Teacher (South East London)

Joe Downard Silver Member

  • Camberwell (SE5) View on map
  • Last Logged In: 05 Jan 2018
  • Sex: Male
  • Can Travel To: Bromley, City of London, Lambeth, Lewisham, Tower Hamlets

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  • Professional Qualification 2:1 Degree from Academy of Contemporary Music, Guildford
  • Professional Qualification Workshop leader for National Youth Jazz Orchestra
  • Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS, formerly CRB) Check Fully DBS checked as well as formal safe guarding training
  • References References are available upon request


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Personal Message
I am a very enthusiastic person with a huge passion for music. My patience and adaptable nature allows me to work in any environment and I look forward to helping you develop as a musician.
Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach Electric Bass and Double Bass.
I am able to teach any style that is needed for both instruments. This includes sight reading, improvisation, composition, stylistic awareness and music history.
Tell me about your qualifications.
Ardingly College (2003-2007) - 9 GCSE grade C and above. (A in Music)
The Academy Of Contemporary Music (2007 – 2011) -
Diploma with distinction
Higher Diploma with Merit
2:1 Degree
What kind of experience do you have?
I have been living in London for the past 5 years and have built up a career as a session bassist as well as a constant live performer. NYJO has been a huge aid in my development as a musician and has given me a huge amount of experience in performance and recording. The band have toured across Europe and the whole of the UK and most recently I enjoyed recording my second album with the band that saw us perform great compositions from some of the UK’s best composers Tim Garland, Nikki Isles and Julian Seigal and through my success in NYJO I was asked to play for the BBC Big band. I have been leading my own quartet that focuses on modern arrangements of standard jazz repertoire. We have been featured twice at the Ronnie Scotts ‘Late Late’ show as well as a concert at the Aldeburgh music Festival in the summer.
I am currently playing electric bass in a modern jazz trio lead by pianist James Beckwith. We have recorded a debut EP and through high praise spent last year promoting the album with gigs in London, Manchester and Lancaster jazz festivals. The trio are due to record a second record and tour extensively throughout the UK later on this year.

I have also recently played with the London Symphony Orchestra, Irelands national Orchestra; the RTE and the Liverpool Philharmonic.
How much do you charge?
I charge a reasonable fee of £30 per hour or £50 for two hours.
Where do you teach?
I am willing to travel to any London borough.
When are you available?
I am most available on weekdays and weekday evenings.
Which ages and levels do you teach?
I am able to teach from beginner to advanced on both Electric and Double Bass
Which qualifications do you prepare your students for?
I can prepare student for all grades and ABRSM exams
Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
I am fully DBS checked.