I have taught Bass Guitar and Music since 1990, including Clinics, Master Classes and Live Playing Workshops at schools & colleges like
- Musicians Institute College of Music (M.I. / B.I.T.)
- Los Angeles College of Music (LACM)
- Rock'n'Roll Fantasy Camp
I have taught all styles and techniques to hundreds of private students ages 4-65 at all levels including private and online lessons for thousands of hours. I have also done numerous clinics in both US and Europe - independently, at schools and for companies such as EBS amps & pedals and Carvin bass guitars.
I bring 32 years of playing, world touring, recording, teaching and practicing into my methods of teaching, which are all based on speed learning formulas using the most efficient techniques, easy ways to practice and most logical ways around the instrument, giving you the best ways to retain and develop your musical memory and vocabulary.
I teach online (via Skype, Facetime or Facebook), In-Person and *In-Home lessons.
(*Additional fee applies to In-Home lessons)
MASTER CLASS AT L.A. MUSIC OF COLLEGE, CA 2013
INTERVIEW WITH MUSICIANS INSTITUTE IN HOLLYWOOD, CA 2016
"In a matter of a few lessons I was able to understand theory, strengthen my hands with proper exercises, and play complete songs. Every lesson is structured and meaningful"
(Nicole of Laguna Hills, CA - 40 year old beginner student since 2011)
"Bjorn is a phenomenal teacher that covers everything from theory and technique to improvisation and incorporates your own unique music preferences, influences, and interests into every lesson. He is a true rocker and a great friend. He is patient, but knows how to push you to be your best"
(Jennifer of Thousand Oaks, CA - 24 year old advanced student since 2006)
"I had already been playing bass for years, but Bjorn pushed me in the direction of experiencing a whole new skill level. Focusing on technique and muscle memory training, he showed me ways how to tackle any riff or song so I could have complete confidence while playing out. I play in several cover bands and even if I think I have all of my songs down, I get a lesson from Bjorn just before a show and he shows me a new world of possibilities. Bjorn's expertise allows him to train almost any bassist, aspiring or seasoned. I always look forward to my upcoming lessons and highly recommend Bjorn to take your playing to the next level"
(Tom of Los Angeles, CA - 42 year old advanced/pro student since 2002)