THE BASS

Music needs bass!

There's no music without bass. We know how great the bass is here at the Berlin Bass Academy

Whether it's rock, funk, soul, hip-hop, jazz, techno, dubstep, heavy metal, folk or classical music: Every genre needs bass. It makes the music come alive. It lays the foundation for the music, it is the link between rhythm and harmony, creates the groove and makes you want to dance.

TUITION

Bass guitar and double bass lessons

Professional bass lessons from a qualified musician and teacher

The bass is a great instrument to learn. No matter whether you're an absolute beginner, intermediate or an experienced bassist, whether you love jazz, funk, soul, techno or hip-hop or you just love rhythm: Our lessons are open for all to learn bass. We welcome all musical styles, and all age groups.

We offer:

  • Individual lessons (bass guitar / double bass)
  • Group lessons (bass guitar, two - four students)
  • Preparation for entrance exams at a music college (individual lessons on bass guitar / double bass, harmony, music theory and aural training)
  • Band coaching (any kind of band / ensemble)
  • Weekend courses (bass guitar, two - four students)
  • Lessons in German or English


We teach you:

  • The fundamentals of playing a bass
  • How to accompany songs
  • Groove, rhythm and timing
  • Rock and pop songs, funk, hip-hop and Latin grooves, jazz standards by ear or by reading music
  • How to develop your own bass lines
  • Playing techniques
  • Getting a great sound
  • Aural training, music theory and harmony
  • Preparation for entrance exams at a music school
  • Band coaching: We can coach your band, whether it's a punk rock band, jazz combo, big band or hip-hop act, in your own rehearsal space
  • Learn everything about your instrument, amps, effect pedals and other gear



PRICES

Prices

Individual lessons

30 min. on a weekly basis

60€

per month, no classes during school holidays or on public holidays

  • 36 hours a year guaranteed
  • Start anytime
  • Monthly cancellation possible
  • Flexible dates
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Individual lessons

45 min. on a weekly basis

80€

per month, no classes during school holidays or on public holidays

  • 36 hours a year guaranteed
  • Start anytime
  • Monthly cancellation possible
  • Flexible dates
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Individual lessons

60 min. on a weekly basis

100€

per month, no classes during school holidays or on public holidays

  • 36 hours a year guaranteed
  • Start anytime
  • Monthly cancellation possible
  • Flexible dates
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Group lessons

45 min. on a weekly basis

50€

per month, no classes during school holidays or on public holidays

  • Small groups of two to four students
  • 36 hours a year guaranteed
  • Monthly cancellation possible
  • Flexible dates
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Single lesson

1 single lesson 45 min.

30€

one-off fee

  • Flexible dates
  • No obligation
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Four single lessons

4 single lessons 45 min.

110€

one-off fee

  • 4 lessons
  • Flexible dates
  • No obligation
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Preparation for entrance exams at a music college

90 min. on a weekly basis

140€

per month, no classes during school holidays or on public holidays

  • 36 hours a year guaranteed
  • Start anytime
  • Monthly cancellation possible
  • Flexible dates
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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Band coaching

120 min. rehearsal

60€

per 120 min. rehearsal

  • A two hour long rehearsal of your band
  • In your rehearsal space
  • Travel costs within Berlin included
  • Flexible datesl

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Weekend courses

360 min. over two days

120€

per class and student

  • Two to four participants
  • Intensive course
  • 2 x 90 min. per day over two days
  • Flexible dates
  • Teaching location Schöneberg or Tempelhof
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ABOUT

About

Phillip Oertel

  • Born in 1985 in Berlin
  • 2001 - 2006 Bass guitar classes from Boris Löbsack
  • 2007 - 2009 Preparation for music college entrance exams (”Stuvo“) at music school Berlin Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf (now called ”City-West“) with classes from Horst Nonnenmacher, Rainer Winch, Tim Sund, Tal Balshai and Volker Kottenhahn
  • 2009 - 2015 Jazz/Rock/Pop Studies in Bass Guitar and Double Bass at the Hochschule für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden with classes from Tom Götze, Jäcki Reznicek and Tino Scholz
  • Two diploma degrees as Jazz/Rock/Pop Musician and Music Teacher, thesis on "Groove and micro rhythm in hip-hop beats. Production and reception"
  • Current bands and projects: Seraleez, Komfortrauschen, Kite, The Shouting Men
  • Performed with Gunter Hampel, Sebastian Studnitzky, Claudio Puntin, Berliner Camerata, Christoph Adams, Sebastian Merk, Jäcki Reznicek, Lars Kutschke, Muhammad Ra'fat among others
  • International tours to Portugal, Italy, France, Switzerland, Austria, the Netherlands, Iceland, Turkey, Hungary and the Czech Republic
  • 2014 Germany-wide winner of the largest band competition Emergenza with ”The Shouting Men“, awarded the prize as Best Bassist in the Emergenza World Final
  • Workshops by Tim Lefebvre, Larry Grenadier, Jeff Ballard, Vijay Iyer, Mike Stern, Sebastian Merk, Eric Schäfer, Dieter Ilg, Oli Rubow, Eivind Aarset, Jonas Hellborg, Rob Reynolds, Jerry Bergonzi, Jerry Granelli
  • Working as a freelance musician and bass teacher since 2008
  • Bass teacher at music school Musikschule Ungefucht since 2016
  • Teacher for bass guitar, double bass, harmony and band coaaching at music school Berliner Stadtmusikanten since 2017

Phillip Oertel - Berlin Bass Academy

CONTACT

Contact

Just get in touch to find out more:

E-mail: mail [at] berlinbassacademy.de

Phone: +49 162 51 47 516
Landline: +49 30 407 455 82

 

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Phillip Oertel
Berlin Bass Academy
Kyffhäuserstr. 3
10781 Berlin

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Telefon: +49 162 5147516
E-Mail: mail [at] berlinbassacademy.de

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