Lesson Feesfrom $35.00 / 30 Minutes
Alex Malseed is originally from Northern Ireland and now lives in London working as a professional session musician. Alex began learning the bass in her early teens and fell in love with the instrument. After achieving her Grade 8 Rock school bass certificate she went on to study Popular Music Performance at the prestigious Thames Valley University in London gaining a degree in music.
Alex has toured all over Europe with various Artists and also works on an international composing project called ‘History Of Clouds’ doing tours around India and Bangladesh. Alex currently plays with many different independent Artists performing live at shows, recording in renowned studios and taking part in writing sessions. Previous Artists include Natalie Gauci (Australian Idol), Rock band Gaygirl, Mckenzie Brown (Disney High School Musical Film) and KUSH from Shipwrecked. She has also performed on and offstage with musicals 'School Of Rock' and touring Tribute Stevie Wonder Show 'Signed, Sealed, Delivered'.
I have taught privately for 7 years, teaching young people from ages (8 years) to older adults (50+ years) all with different abilities and some with learning difficulties. I have taught a wide variation of styles with students who are ranging from beginner to advanced on the bass guitar. I have experience teaching children and adults with learning disabilities. My qualifications and playing experience mean I tailor my lessons to the individual so I am able to teach sight reading, grades, aural training, tablature and technique. I also have experience preparing students for Trinity Rock School Grades.
Teacher at Rock Camp 2016-2018
Girls Rock London is a non profit organisation that teaches young girls, trans and non binary folk how to learn an instrument helping them gain self confidence and perform in a safe environment. At Girls Rock London I give lessons on the bass guitar to groups of up to 6 people, teaching the basics of the instrument. Some of the campers at GRL have learning disabilities so part of my role is to provide a safe space and an encouraging environment for everyone to learn and feel welcome.
Volunteer Band Coach at Girls Rock London 2018
In 2018 I had a new role as a band coach working with a group of young people aiming to write a song and perform it as a band. My job was to facilitate the band in writing music and create a safe creative space for them.
My aim is for each pupil to get what they want out of music whether it is one song that has inspired them to take up a new instrument or a technique they want to master. My approach is to encourage my pupils to dive in the deep end and give it a go! Music is not about being perfect it is about havuing fun and being creative. I blend my lessons with creative fun exercises and songs whilst also teaching appropriate technique and useful musicianship skills.