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    Tige DeCosterOffering private lessons in
    Seattle, Washington
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    I am a professional bassist and guitarist with over twenty years of experience in performance, teaching, touring and recording. I love to teach and try to help my students enjoy their musical experience. Currently I am teaching out of the Seattle Drum School in Georgetown.

    My Teaching Background
    I have taught music to children and adults for over ten years. I have performed professionally throughout the United States, Europe and Central America. My education has been experience and studies with the best musicians I could find including: Don Lamphere, Jabo Ward, Doug Miller and Barry Leiberman. I have played many different styles and use my experience in those styles to inform my students.

    My Teaching Philosophy
    My approach revolves around self-motivation, creativity and practical skills such as sight reading, chart reading, theory, transcription, listening and singing. Singing is the most difficult though....nobody EVER likes the sound of their voice. I try to make the connection between the ear, voice, eyes, brain and hands to allow the student a complete understanding of the material. The seamless flow between those elements is the goal and I apply methods to improve the students weaknesses in those areas. My students should be motivated and prepared for a challenge!

    Rates And Availability
    My rates are $60 per hour payable in advance for a month through the Seattle Drum School in Georgetown. My availability varies, but I am very flexible.

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