Bass Teachers

Want a chance to learn Bass from a university educated instructor in your own home? YourPlace Music School offers in-home bass lessons around Victoria and online bass lessons from anywhere you happen to be. 

We offer everyone from kids, teens, adults and seniors a chance to learn bass. We can accommodate any style: stand-up, slap/pop, electric and more. We also accommodate any genre from pop, jazz, rock, blues, classical, funk, reggae, metal and beyond. We like to incorporate fun games into lessons to help kids use their competitive nature to develop muscle memory. 

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Joshua Amendt-Moylan

Joshua has been a music geek his entire life. He played trumpet in school band, he studied piano until graduating high school and achieving his grade 8 level in the conservatory of music for piano. The instrument that moved him to take up music professionally was the electric guitar. Rock bands like AC/DC and Led Zeppelin inspired him to buy a six string and dedicate himself to learning classic rock & roll riffs, and eventually leading him towards his purpose in life. After finishing his bachelor of music performance degree at UVic, he found various positions around Victoria as a guitar teache...

Hart Parnell

With a passion for music encompassing multiple styles, Hart Parnell (he/him) combines classical training with years of playing in rock and blues bands. Having studied under classical guitar virtuoso Alex Dunn, Hart graduated from UVic with a BMus (2017). Equipped to teach guitar of all styles, ukulele, bass and piano, Hart believes everyone deserves the opportunity to learn to play music and has had great success with students with ADD, ADHD and other diverse abilities in the past. Hart’s lessons focus on fun and enjoyment for the student while sprinkling in basic music theory. He's happy to...

Cole Smith

Cole (he/him) approaches music with jazz training, genre fluidity and a teaching style that emphasizes the importance of groove, feeling and having fun. The experience Cole has ranges from playing trombone in big bands and dj-ing at electronic music festivals, to curating local shows and playing bass in an instrumental trio. His BMus in Jazz Studies provides him with a deep knowledge of technique, ear training, arrangement, improvisation, theory and performance. With an ability to teach guitar and bass from beginner to advanced, Cole also offers beginner piano lessons. Outside of teaching,...

Ian Sirias

Ian Sirias (he/him) is an accomplished pianist, teacher and musician. He has been actively teaching and performing piano and guitar on the island for over 10 years. Ian received a Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria as well as a Diploma from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. On top of being classically trained, Ian teaches a variety of styles including rock, jazz and more. Students have remarked on Ian's easy going and fun nature that allows for an engaging and interactive learning experience. Ian takes great pride in his work to bring the joy of music into peoples lives.

Troy Serson

Troy Serson is a Guitar & Ukulele instructor of 11 years who teaches online and in-person lessons from beginner to advanced. He has hundreds of 5-star reviews and has taught children as young as 3 years old to play their favorite songs. Troy meets with his students online, who sign in from all over the world! He studied classical performance at the Victoria Conservatory of Music and holds his Level 9 in Classical Guitar with the Royal Conservatory of Music. Troy has helped hundreds of students learn to play instruments, while building learner confidence and helping them discove...

Matthew Stott

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Matthew (he/him) is a post-secondary student studying classical guitar at University of Victoria. He is classically trained in guitar and able to play other fretted instruments, including ukulele and bass. He has experience in studio recording and songwriting as well. He has been playing classical guitar since he was 14 and has been playing in public since. Matthew has also competed in the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival 2018 for classical guitar and received an award for 1st place in contemporary classical voice in the Kiwanis Music Festival 2018 Classical Voice. He is comfortable wi...