Welcome To Zoltan’s Bass Lounge

Zoltan’s Bass Lounge consists of a range of online videos, to improve on your bass skills and knowledge. A whole online learning experience in an informal setting, where you’re able to work at your own pace, taught by me, Zoltan Dekany, an internationally renowned teacher and performer. It’s early days for the lounge as yet, we plan to build an extensive range to cover all aspects of bass, add live performance videos, featuring visiting artists, and much more. Please drop us a line with what you’d like to see on here and we will do our best to cater for you all. Email ZBL

What Zoltan’s Bass Lounge is about

Learning music is a long process, in many cases a life long pursuit. I have been on this journey for more then 3 decades, playing professionally since my early twenties and teaching the last 20 odd years. In all this time I have experienced music from its many angles, different styles from Orchestral to small Jazz combo, Big Bands, Chamber Music Groups, Shows of London’s West End and Pop Artists with players from around the globe, and I have seen many diverse personalities in students. Having had and continuing with these experiences I can say the main thing that glues us together and allows us to make music is the knowledge of the elements of music: Harmony, Melody, Rhythm, Form and the Technique to execute them. We all need to build these elements from the ground up to understand the bigger picture. It is very important to accept that there are no shortcuts in music, however, there is the joy of steady growth by learning and understanding musical content. At Zoltans Bass Lounge we are committed to deliver these elements of music to you so you can become the Bass Player you aspire to be and confidently take part in a musical community. We wish you the best of success on Your Journey, Team ZBL

Double Bass with Ferenc Homoki at the Zoltan Kodaly Music School.

Classical Double Bass with Ilona Vadasz at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Hungary and with Thomas Martin in the UK.

Jazz Double Bass with Wayne Darling at the Hochschule fur Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Graz Austria and with Charlie Haden and Darek Oleskiewicz at the California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles.

Electric Bass with Jeff Berlin and Alfonso Johnson at the California Institute of the Arts Los Angeles.

Private studies with Arnie Egilsson (Principal Bassist of the Paramount Film Studios Orchestra), Putter Smith and the late Dave Carpenter in Los Angeles. 

A Few of Our Students, past and present:

Meet Our Team

Zoltan Dekany
Zoltan DekanyFounder of ZBL
Zoltan Dekany is a professional Electric/Double Bass player and teacher of 33 years. Principal lecturer at Leeds College of Music UK since 2001. Currently performing in the Elaine Paige Band, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Rhythm Section, plus a number of West End Shows, UK and International Jazz and Pop artists. Conducted a huge number of seminars over the years.
Bazza Preece
Bazza PreeceWeb Developer / Bassist
Web developer and Electric/Double Bass player, geek and eternal student of life. Currently playing in Black Sabbatical, Mortland, Ethers Edge and Rollin’ Dice.
Bazza is an all-round tech wizard who plays a huge role in the developing and maintaining of Zoltan’s Bass Lounge.
Sarah Dekany
Sarah DekanyWeb / Graphic Designer
Sarah Dekany is a creative and versatile designer of 21 years plus. The designer behind the Zoltan’s Bass Lounge brand and overall look and feel for the website. You can find out more about what else she gets up to @ dekanydesign.com or by clicking on her profile picture above.