Welcome to Zoltan's Bass Lounge

A whole online learning experience focused on music to improve your bass knowledge and technique. There are a range or courses and lessons where you're able to work at your own pace in an informal setting, taught by Zoltan Dekany, an internationally renowned real world teacher and performer.

Introduction

My personal bass learning journey took me from the prestigious Franz Liszt Music Academy in Hungary to the California Institute of Arts in Los Angeles via the University of Music and performing arts in Graz Austria. Now as the Principal Lecturer in Jazz Bass at Leeds Conservatoire, and a private tutor to many aspiring bassists worldwide, I know how important it is to understand that there are no shortcuts in music. This said, with steady growth and clear goals, the continued joy and satisfaction we can experience whilst endeavouring to discover more about our instrument is a truly fulfilling and unparalleled experience.

 

Our platform here at Zoltan’s Bass Lounge is based on this principle, taking you through thoughtfully curated step by step courses and lessons tailored for you. We have carefully planned and recorded each lesson in a way that will deliver detailed, clear solutions to any specific problem on both electric and double bass. 

Our commitment

At Zoltan's Bass Lounge we are committed to delivering you all the key musical skills necessary to become the bass player you aspire to be, whilst helping build your confidence on the path to becoming a successful real world musician. Our courses and lessons are specifically designed to enable you to progress at your own pace, and just to help you on your way, each Premium course also comes with a free one-to-one online consultation lesson to ensure you are heading in the right direction with your practice.

 

Regardless of whether you decide to join our free or Premium courses and lessons, we are devoted to giving you access to all the essential tools you’ll need to develop your musical and instrumental knowledge.

Our methods

Besides our extensive library of courses and lessons, we also offer individual one-to-one online lessons to help guide you on your path. Excitingly, we are also in the process of creating a new ‘Bass Booster’ program to accelerate your progress. Within this new program you'll receive my personal feedback and guidance helping you break through any obstacles you encounter during the learning process. With exclusive content, I'll assign you bespoke tasks and exercises to improve your playing and musicianship through a series of video exchange lessons. This is a super flexible way of augmenting your learning experience with specialist advice and development tracking, all with help just a click away.

Our experience

Studying music is a life long pursuit, and I’ve currently been on my own exciting journey for nearly four decades now, whilst also playing and teaching professionally for over 30 years. During this time I have worked all around the World and performed music in its many forms and styles. From classical orchestras to small jazz combos, chamber music to big bands, heavy jazz gigs in LA to shows in London’s West End, tours with popular artists and much more.

Subscriptions, premium courses

We offer a basic free subscription which enables you to take advantage of our numerous courses and lessons. There is enough free material for both beginner and advanced players to keep busy for some time, with no obligation to move onto a paid subscription. 

 

If you'd like to take the next step and explore all of our exclusive Premium content, you have several options. We provide 1 month, 6 month and annual packages, all with a 14 day free trial period as standard. This is a great way to investigate both the free and paid Premium material before you make your decision.

 

Our Premium courses are a great way to get deep into specific subject matter or topics, all designed for you to progress step by step and at your own pace. You can study on your own or with my tailored help, through our one-to-one online lessons or with our brand new flexible ‘Bass Booster’ program.

 

All purchased courses come with lifetime access and a no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee, just in case the time isn’t quite right for you at the moment, or you just simply change your mind.

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Access all the courses, lessons, play alongs and sheet music by subscribing to Zoltan's Bass Lounge.

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About Zoltan:

Teaching

Zoltan teaches as Principal lecturer at Leeds College of Music and has done so since 2001. He has also taught at Jeff Berlin's PlayerSchool of music and as a teaching assistant at California Institute of the Arts.

He has helped many professional players in their careers such as Chris Hargreaves (Benny Greb, Submotion Orchestra), Geoff Chalmers (Discover Double Bass), Sam Vicary (The Cinematic Orchestra), Dan Ezard (Gabrielle) and many more.

Zoltan is also passionate to teach people with an interest in music and bass who wish to progress and keep learning.

Performing

In Los Angeles Zoltan has performed with the guitarist Rick Zunigar (Stevie Wonder), Alan Broadbent (Charlie Haden Quartet West), Brandon Fields (Dave Weckl Band).

And in the UK with the BBC Big Band, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The London Sinfonietta, the Elaine Paige band and numerous West End shows (including Legally Blonde, Shrek, The Lion King, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, Hamilton and Only Fools and Horses).

Education

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. 

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