Blake Nix ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) — Bass Fundamentals
Blake Nix is a Huntsville, AL-based singer, songwriter, guitarist, bassist and instructor. He has performed nationally and internationally, and enjoys many styles of music. Blake was exposed to music at an early age by his mother, a classically-trained pianist with previous experience as an instructor and choir director, and his father, a self-taught folk guitar player. Blake himself has been playing the guitar and bass for most of his life, and he has over 25 years of experience as a private music instructor. Blake welcomes students of all ages and experience levels, teaching them the fundamentals of music theory that provide a foundation for many styles. Blake’s teaching style encourages composition and improvisation as a means to understand music and musical expression.
For more information on Blake, visit his website at: BlakeNix.org
Greg Staggs ( email@example.com ) — Bass and Bluegrass Studies
Greg was born here in Huntsville and has spent the better part of his life playing and teaching music. His father had a baritone ukulele in his hands by the age of four, playing songs in the living room with the family and joining his mom and dad on stage for hootenannys at the North Parkway VFW hall. Playing the guitar at five and receiving formal piano lessons at six, he was also introduced to mandolin by his uncle and learned claw-hammer banjo from his father at 12.
Greg has toured the southeast playing in rock, grateful dead, original music and bluegrass bands. While living in Los Angeles he was (and is) in a band called The F.O.C.K.R.s that played weekly at the Canter’s Kibitz Room. Fellow players included the current Bassist for Heart, Guitarist for Lou Reed, Guitarist for bands such as English Beat and various musicians who were back from touring. Currently here in Alabama you can find him playing bass for T.U.B., mandolin for 45 Surprise and banjo with the Tangled String Band, as well as solo gigs on guitar at various clubs and restaurants.
Though his father was a computer scientist for NASA and read music, he believed in playing by ear and was primarily interested in roots music. Greg has kept a similarly practical approach to music instruction while also using general theory concepts to simplify the learning of music and how to apply these ideas to any instrument. Specializing in beginning students, Greg will get you up to speed and have you playing the songs you love quickly on Guitar, Bass, Banjo or Mandolin.
Please contact him at (205) 345-7906 about available times and days.
Steve Weber ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) — Bass Fundamentals
Steve Weber moved from Massachusetts to Huntsville in 1973, and has performed with many popular acts based in the North Alabama area including: the Nite Owls, Ground Level Sound and the Valley Cats. In 2001, he became involved in the church ministry (and currently still is), performing at services and concerts, as well as appearing on three of their recorded cd’s. Then in 2002, he branched out into solo performance playing at showcases and writer’s nights, as well as releasing his own recordings of Americana/Pop-flavored Folk Rock originals.
Steve studied Bass for a semester at the Berklee College Of Music, and has been teaching bass and guitar at The Fret Shop since 1985, thus providing income to further his musical pursuits while keeping up-to-date on the ever-evolving trends in music. For more information on Steve and his music, visit: Jango.com and SonicBids.com