Free Webinar on how to Teach Music Online

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Music Teachers: How to Take Your Music Teaching Online

Many of my musician friends and colleagues are in dire straits right now because of gig cancellations and school closures. I understand the sentiment – I lost several awesome camps and gigs I had been looking forward to myself (Bass Boot Camp got rescheduled, Women’s Camp at the CJC was canceled, a great gig with Hiromi Oba at SF Jazz not happening…).

But I am completely and fully set up online and have been for years so I can make a few quick and easy adjustments to weather this storm!

I am getting lots of questions, so…

I am offering a free one-time-only webinar to help you quickly right now.

If you need urgent help to move your teaching business online and want to hear some of the most important things I have discovered or developed to make this work, join me for this webinar.

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Some of the topics I plan to cover:
• The most important adjustments you have to make to take music teaching online

• How to help your students practice consistently even if you are far away

• How to keep cancellations at a minimum

• Automize and organize!

• Easy to use online tools optimized for music education

• Time for Q and A

I have been highly successful in the online teaching space for many years. I have a long waiting list for one-on-ones and a string of very happy and loyal students. One webinar is not nearly enough time to convey all that I have learned, but I can help you get started! Many are forced to move into the online space right now. I am happy to help! This is free.

You can watch the rerun of this seminar here

You can submit questions about online teaching here 

Here is a quick start guide on my favorite platform for teaching, Doozzoo

Use coupon ARIBASS03  (that is zero 3) for a first free month.


The most important thing to remember is this:

Whether teaching music online or off, the success of your students IS your success.

Watch a few of my student features:

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The Rainbow of Modes (Student Feature)

Beautiful Practice in A (Jeremy)

Watch my student teach you modes


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Why I love Philly: Bass Boot Camp! (POSTPONED)

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** Please note that Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp has been postponed and rescheduled for August 14 – 16! **

Four Reasons why I love Philly, where Bass BootCamp is about to hit!

Why I love Philadelphia

Philly is special to me for a variety of reasons already… though, as you will see Bass BootCamp promises to be off the charts!

1 • One more mile!!!

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For one, I ran a marathon there – my one and only, not counting the San Francisco half-marathon!

I was going through some severe challenges between 2003 and 2007. In the thick of it, I decided if I’d ever make it through this, I’d celebrate by running a marathon.

Well, here I am, high-fiving the finish sign!

2 • Getting to sit in with… Victor Wooten!

Then, in 2005 I was on tour in Philadelphia with my then band Tempest. We were on one of these long van tours with a gig every day in a different town and just one day off a week. So we are in Philly and it so happens to be a Monday, our usual day off! And I search what’s going on in Philly. And – whoa – Victor Wooten’s Soul Circus is playing just down the street from my hotel. It’s near sold-out but with a network of Bass Camp Alumni in my flip-phone, I get help from the Philly locals and score a ticket!

I text Vic telling him I was coming to his show, and he texts back “Bring your bass!”. I think I stared at that text without comprehending it for about five minutes.

So I do and he gets me up on stage to play together with him and the awesome Alana Rocklin! Jeff Coffin (Flecktones Band, Dave Matthews Band, another big favorite of mine) plays with us, too, and Derico Watson!

I don’t know how Vic does it, but I was zero nervous. He had heard me play before at camps. I trusted his call and it went great.

Jeff Coffin:

And since it’s Philly, look who else was there. That was after we played.

Gerald Veasley and Victor Wooten

3 • Gerald Veasley

The first bass camp I ever attended in my life was with Gerald Veasley in Linz, Austria, of all places. I was very green on the instrument. Becoming a professional was but a distant dream of mine. Maybe it wasn’t even a dream yet. But Gerald surely planted a seed and I can tell you why: he talked about tapping into something bigger than ourselves when we play (it became tangible when he improvised away), and about meeting ourselves when striving for excellence. He discussed that the musician is of service and that the pursuit to improve was a very worthwhile one. I remember him saying that it was important to give oneself permission to claim practice time. Something definitely clicked for me that day and I left hugely inspired.

Here is me with Gerald many years after that at a Victor Wooten Bass Nature Camp. See me beam, and also: my first six-string. Her name was Desert Rose!

4 • Philly Folk Fest

I also love Philly because I played Philly Folkfest with Tempest a few times. Always a great gig.

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With Leif Sorbye, Michael Mullen, Ronan Carrol and Adolfo Laszo of Tempest at the Folk Stage, Philly Folk Fest 2005.
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Philly Folk Fest 2005 with Tempest, Main Stage
Wireless freedom at Philly Folk

And why am I telling you about Philly right now? Because I am about to head there. It is…

Time for Bootcamp! Bass BootCamp that is!

I am excited to be on faculty for Gerald Veasley’s Bass BootCamp in Philly this year to add even more reasons to love my favorite town. It is a huge honor and I can’t wait! The camp features classes, instruction, a concert, a gear expo and more!

Check out the faculty below! Latest news is that Bakhiti Kumalo is joining in as well!

To look at the instructor’s profiles click through and then select the instructor’s image for more info:

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Here is the registration link:

Register for Bass BootCamp

Gear Expo at Bass Bootcamp

And not only can you attend camp, but you can also check out The Gear Expo! Imagine a mini-NAMM Show, bass-related gear only!

There will even be a class on setting up your ax held by Michael Tobias himself. Prepare to be blown away in a masterclass with Stanley Clarke!

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One-on-one Lessons at Bass Bootcamp

I get many emails from bass players from all over the world who are looking to study with me. I offer private lessons online and I have a waiting list at the moment. If you’d like to add yourself to my waiting list for private lessons with Ariane Cap, go ahead, click here! If you don’t want to wait, come to Philly and register now for Bass Boot Camp! In addition to the classes, you can sign up for individual lessons with many of the instructors.

And wait, there is more…

The All-Star concert at the Bass Bootcamp

This year camp celebrates Mingus and P-Funk! If you cannot make camp, I hope you can at least join us here, because I do know that You want the funk!!

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Hope to see you there!

Now you know why I love Philly. Can’t wait!

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