Why am I a bass guitar coach? I guess the reason why I call myself a bass coach rather than a bass teacher is because when I think of the word teacher it reminds me of being at school. It makes me think of boring lessons and studying out of mind numbing textbooks. I’m not about that at all…
Lets quickly look at what coaching means.
“Coaching is a method of directing, instructing and training a person or group of people, with the aim to achieve some goal or develop specific skills.”
When I think of a coach I also think of someone who encourages, motivates and inspires other where a teacher simply educates.
I don’t just want to educate people I want to help them. I want to light a fire inside of them and make them hungry to progress and reach their full potential.
I think a lot of people teach music as a second choice. They do it for the extra money but would rather be playing than teaching. For me being a bass coach in my number one choice. It’s what I want to do with my life. I’m not doing it to just pay my bill or because it’s the only option I have as a music career. I do it because I love helping people. I love making a difference in other people’s lives.
Enriching someone’s life with the skills to play an instrument is one of the greatest gifts you can give another person. It’s like teaching someone to speak. You are giving them a musical voice that they can express themselves with.
It’s important to remember that an instrument is just that… an instrument. It’s a tool just like a builder’s hammer or an artist’s paintbrush. An instrument gives us the power to transfer our creativity and thoughts into something incredible.
Being able to play a musical instrument gives you that freedom of expression. It’s an extra channel of communication with the world. It truly is an amazing thing. And I’m so happy to know I can help others experience that.
That is why I proudly call myself a bass guitar coach.