At WIMA, our teachers know how attached students can get to their own musical style. That’s why, based on the strength of their experience teaching music, they share their passion while adapting the bass guitar lessons to let each student express their own musicality, whether they are beginners or advanced.
All WIMA studios are outfitted with the equipment necessary for learning and practicing guitar. You just have to bring your bass, your sheet music, and your enthusiasm!
During the lessons, we teach the fundamental basics of music while respecting each student’s musical style. All students are strongly encouraged to have their teachers listen to their favourite pieces, and they can choose the musical style they would like to focus on. Our teaching methods, which rely on good communication, allow the students to build a solid foundation for learning music. Once the fundamentals have been acquired, students can tackle more advanced techniques such as writing or improvisation.
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Alec first picked up the guitar at the age of 5. Throughout his childhood, Alec was always surrounded by musicians who lived up to the true sense of the term “rock and roll”. As the son of a semi-professional lead guitar player who played in various bands, Alec was consistently influenced into old school vintage rock and roll music. Deeply rooted in blues, rock, and soul music, Alec’s playing draws influence from players like Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Warren Haynes. After studying the guitar for over 10 years, Alec’s accomplishments include several years of teaching experience, various performances of a wide variety of genres with different bands in Montreal, and even composing music for two small time student produced films in Montreal. Above everything else, Alec’s favourite kind of playing is an old school style unrehearsed jam. Much of Alec’s playing is based on “feel”, and the teaching method implemented puts feel first with a broad overture and application of musical theory.
Alec teaches in Pointe-Claire.
He grew up in a very musical home and being exposed to a large variety of styles was the key to develop a number of influences that can be heard in his playing. Musicians and bands like Stevie Wonder, Jimi Hendrix, B.B.King, ACDC, Tom Jobim, George Benson, Wes Montgomery, Kenny Burrel, Jamiroquai, Al Green and Marvin Gaye are some of his biggest heroes.
Daniel studied with private teachers in São Paulo, Brazil and in 2002 he started his Bachelor’s Degree in a brazilian music university, now he’s pursuing a Jazz Studies degree at Concordia University.
Some of his projects range from a Jimi Hendrix Tribute, Midnight Funkers and a jazz trio called Living Room that play all around different venues, weddings and corporate events in São Paulo.
Daniel’s approach to teaching is based on understanding and not memorizing, ear training development and a constant effort to pass along to his students some of his passion for music.
Daniel teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Devan is a member of many of his own creative bands. He presently plays bass with The Record Breakers, Lost Lighthouse, and The Chris George Project, all of which are based in Montreal. The Record Breakers have published two albums and performed across Eastern Canada, most notably opening for Bon Jovi at The Bell Centre. Lost Lighthouse has a one EP out and has been playing performances all across Montreal for the past two years. The Chris George Project has recorded one CD, which will be published soon, and has performed at numerous venues in Montreal.
Devan’s diversified musical career has taught him how to play a variety of musical styles, including rock, blues, country, pop, funk, and jazz. His ambition is to be able to share his love of music with others so that they can benefit from all that music has to offer.
Devan teaches in Beaconsfield.
Whether a singer or an instrumentalist these are the keys to fundamental learning.
Edward believes in creating a fun and safe space for students to learn and express
Edward teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Hayden is a talented singer, composer, and performer as well. He is the lead singer of The Record Breakers, a country/pop rock band from Montreal. They’ve released two albums and recently performed at the Bell Centre as the opening act for Bon Jovi.
Hayden, who is proficient in rock, country, blues, folk, and pop music, takes a laid-back approach to teaching and encourages students to feel comfortable and knowledgeable with their instrument while having a fun time doing it!
Hayden teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Ilya has also studied film production extensively and has composed music for a number of independent films. He’s also played in a number of progressive rock, funk, and jazz bands, playing at a variety of venues around Montreal.
Ilya’s passion for teaching has always been a method for him to share his enthusiasm with his students. His teaching technique is heavily reliant on good communication and a healthy learning environment. The students begin by honing their basic bass skills by playing songs they enjoy as well as a variety of popular songs. Ilya also enjoys teaching advanced techniques such as improvisation and songwriting to his students.
Ilya teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.
Over the years, Matthew has also studied various other instruments such as piano, ukulele, and drums. Matthew aims to have an inclusive learning environment with his
students, allowing for their interests to shine through within their lessons. Communication and an open ear are key to successful music lessons with Matthew!
Matthew teaches in Pointe-Claire
In his native country, Nicolás taught guitar and piano to children, where he developed his teaching skills and found methods and techniques to have a successful learning experience.
He also has been a member of many rock bands like “Elemental” and “Neofónica”, where he was an instrumentalist, composer, arranger and music producer. As an audio engineer, he has worked as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer.
Nicolás is passionate about music and audio, and willing to share all his knowledge with his students.
Nicolas teaches in Cote Saint-Luc.
Ryan teaches in Pointe-Claire.
Tyler teaches in Pointe-Claire and Beaconsfield.