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.
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 over 30 years.
In all this time I have experienced music from its many angles, different styles from orchestral to small jazz combos, big bands, chamber music groups, shows in London’s West End and pop artists with players from around the globe.
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.
As Principle Lecturer at the Leeds Conservatoire, I know 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 Zoltan's 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.