Hiroki

Hiroki Kew, VIC 3101

  • Double Bass Electric Bass Jazz Blues Funk Reggae Latin

About Me

I am a working jazz bassist in Melbourne, graduated from Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz) at Monash University. Currently studying Honours of Music Performance at Monash.

I have studied extensively with great local bassists Dean Addison, Ben Robertson and Ivan Sultanoff, and with renowned international bassists Eric Revis, Yunior Terry, Mark Helias, Reuben Rogers and Vicente Archer.
I am actively involved with big bands and jazz club gigs around Melbourne, associated with Allan Browne, Tony Gould, Paul Williamson(trumpet), Aaron Choulai, Joe O'Connor and Bopstretch. I have shared the stage with interenational artists such as Gerald Clayton, Terence Blanchard, Maria Schneider and Enrico Rava. I am an experienced and working music teacher in both classical and jazz fields, teaching students ranging from 4 years old up to retirees. I tailor lessons and teaching methods to suit most individuals.


Qualification

Honours of Music Performance (Jazz and Contemporary)

Monash University

2015 - 2015

Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz and Contemporary)

Monash University

2012 - 2014


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Subject

(Free initial 40min trial lesson!)
Hi, thank you for visiting!
I am a working jazz bassist in Melbourne, graduated from Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz) at Monash University. Currently studying Honours of Music Performance at Monash.

I have studied extensively with great local bassists Dean Addison, Ben Robertson and Ivan Sultanoff, and with renowned international bassists Eric Revis, Yunior Terry, Mark Helias, Reuben Rogers and Vicente Archer.
I am actively involved with big bands and jazz club gigs around Melbourne, associated with Allan Browne, Tony Gould, Paul Williamson(trumpet), Aaron Choulai, Joe O'Connor and Bopstretch. I have shared the stage with interenational artists such as Gerald Clayton, Terence Blanchard, Maria Schneider and Enrico Rava. I am an experienced and working music teacher in both classical and jazz fields, teaching students ranging from 4 years old up to retirees. I tailor lessons and teaching methods to suit most individuals.

My aim is to build fundamental bass playing skills and am very adamant in teaching correct physical technique and posture, so that students will able to enjoyably play the double bass with minimal health issues, such as Repetitive Strain Injury. I highly recommend my techniques to those who experience pain, even arthritis, associated with bass playing. My holistic approach in playing involves incorporating the large muscle groups and adapting the natural body stance into a relaxed playing posture. It is my experience that one can produce a warm and powerful sound, and play loud, fast and for long periods of time from the most relaxed of postures.

I will also cover essential ear training and music theory, and will guide students through fundamental exercises, bass lines and grooves. I am adamant in building a solid technical foundation in my students so that they will have the ability to adapt it to any playing style.
My field of basswork includes, but not limited to, jazz, blues, rockabilly, funk, pop, reggae, Afro-Cuban, Latin, hip hop and R&B.

And of course, I'm also totally flexible and am happy to work on whatever you feel like really!
Students will eventually be able to join jams and confidently play with bands as a bassist.
I have perfect pitch and can easily assist in transcription of basslines and solos.

I usually teach from my house in Kew, although in some cases I can travel out to students, and may charge a travel fee.

Please email me, Hiroki, at h.hiroki.44@gmail.com or call or SMS me at 0449 542 422 for more details or a lesson booking.
Current Working with Children Check.

(Free initial 40min trial lesson!)
Hi, thank you for visiting!
I am a working jazz bassist in Melbourne, graduated from Bachelor of Music Performance (Jazz) at Monash University. Currently studying Honours of Music Performance at Monash.

I have studied extensively with great local bassists Dean Addison, Ben Robertson and Ivan Sultanoff, and with renowned international bassists Eric Revis, Yunior Terry, Mark Helias, Reuben Rogers and Vicente Archer.
I am actively involved with big bands and jazz club gigs around Melbourne, associated with Allan Browne, Tony Gould, Paul Williamson(trumpet), Aaron Choulai, Joe O'Connor and Bopstretch. I have shared the stage with interenational artists such as Gerald Clayton, Terence Blanchard, Maria Schneider and Enrico Rava. I am an experienced and working music teacher in both classical and jazz fields, teaching students ranging from 4 years old up to retirees. I tailor lessons and teaching methods to suit most individuals.

My aim is to build fundamental double bass playing skills and am very adamant in teaching correct physical technique and posture, so that students will able to enjoyably play the double bass with minimal health issues, such as Repetitive Strain Injury. I highly recommend my techniques to those who experience pain, even arthritis, associated with bass playing. My holistic approach in playing involves incorporating the large muscle groups and adapting the natural body stance into a relaxed playing posture. It is my experience that one can produce a warm and powerful sound, and play loud, fast and for long periods of time from the most relaxed of postures.

I will also cover essential ear training and music theory, and will guide students through fundamental exercises, bass lines and grooves. I am adamant in building a solid technical foundation in my students so that they will have the ability to adapt it to any playing style.
If there is that particular "sound" you are looking for, whether it be the 50s Paul Chambers, 70s Ron Carter, etc, I can advise on the necessary string type, action, amp setting and playing style to suit you.
My field of basswork includes, but not limited to, jazz, blues, rockabilly, funk, pop, reggae, Afro-Cuban, Latin, hip hop and R&B.

And of course, I'm also totally flexible and am happy to work on whatever you feel like really!
Students will eventually be able to join jams and confidently play with bands as a bassist.
I have perfect pitch and can easily assist in transcription of basslines and solos.

I usually teach from my house in Kew, although in some cases I can travel out to students, and may charge a travel fee.

Please email me, Hiroki, at h.hiroki.44@gmail.com or call or SMS me at 0449 542 422 for more details or a lesson booking.
Current Working with Children Check.


Lesson Information

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  • Online
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  • Kew, VIC 3101