Industry standard bass lessons with professional tutor Lewis Downs.
Hello! My name is Lewis and I am a professional bass teacher located in Shirley.
I offer enjoyable bass lessons for all ages in the local area.
I like to make sure my lessons are always of the highest quality. I pride myself on every single student learning to a high level during every lesson.
I have a wide range of experience in teaching all ages of learner. This enables me to teach students of all ages.
I love all kinds of music and understand that my students do too. Let me know what music you like and I will always aim towards learning the music you love.
Outside of teaching I have experience playing in various function bands and acts. I can use this experience to help you prepare yourself for similar situations.
I offer both hour and half-hour lessons in a wide range of genres. Every lesson will be made to fit your own interests and aspirations.
I would recommend my half-hour lessons to learners who are below the age of 10. I feel an hours lesson once or twice a week is enough to cover everything a young learner needs to know on a weekly basis. I would also recommend half-hour lessons if you prefer to learn little and often.
My hour lessons are my most popular option and probably the best suited to students of all ages. I find that one lesson per week is enough to see some real progress over a few months. I will have you playing your favourite music in no time.
I am an extensively experienced guitarist, performer and composer with over 12 years playing experience. I enjoy teaching all abilities from advanced players with specialised goals to absolute beginner.
I love to make sure that my lessons are enjoyable for anyone who takes them. It's important for me to make sure all of my students leave with a smile as well as having learned plenty of new material.
I am a qualified bassist who has achieved a BA HONS Degree in Jazz performance(2:1), RGT - Grade 8 Electric Guitar (distinction) & ABRSM - Grade 5 Music Theory (Merit). These are just a couple of the qualifications I currently hold.
I have vast experience in performing a wide range of genres which includes jazz, rock, metal, pop, blues, folk and funk. Whatever style of music you love, I can definitely help you improve.
I currently take the majority of my lessons from my home teaching space in Shirley,
Solihull. This is a great place to learn to play because I have created a comfortable environment where you can really unlock your true potential.
If you have any more questions about my location please get in touch. My full address will be provided upon booking your first lesson.
Bass Guitar Shops in Shirley:
There are a few options when it comes to music shops in the shirley area. If you want more choice I would recommend travelling into Birmingham.
Express Music is your best option if you are looking for a local music shop that stocks a wide range of instruments including guitars and basses. You can find them on unit 10, Rear of, 179 Stratford Rd, Shirley, Solihull B90 3AU.
PMT Birminghamis the only other option close by but you will have to travel into Birmingham for this shop. However, it stocks a bigger range of instruments and has super friendly staff. They are located at Unit 4, Trident Retail Park, 6 Westley St, Birmingham B9 4EH.
Music Venues in Shirley:
Shirley has a few good options when it comes to live music in the area. I would recommend visiting most of these places on the weeken for the best experience.
The Farm Inn is a great pub/restaurant that regularly hosts live music on the weekend. Expect more of your singer-songwriter styled music here or cover bands on the od occasion. They are located at Farmhouse Way, Shirley, Solihull B90 4EH.
Another great venue would be The Dovehouse Theatre located on Kineton Green Rd, Solihull B92 7ER, plays host to a lot of musical theatre productions in the area as well as a wide range of performing arts.
I am always happy to answer any questions regarding bass lessons that you may have. Please don't hesitate to get in touch.