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Bass at WaterBear

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Bass

As a bassist at WaterBear, you’ll likely to be in high demand as we usually lots of bands and artists looking for decent Bass players! We keep our class sizes smaller and you’ll be plugging into your plug in to your own Ampeg amp in class, for personal monitoring. You’ll also get regular time playing live on stage, with access to a range of amps from top quality manufacturers including Ampeg, Ashdown and Marshall, for all the power and tone you’ll need to cover any situation.

You’ll spend time working on a wide range of styles, theory and technique, essential knowledge for any professional Bass player. We encourage you to bring a standard 4-string Bass guitar in standard tuning, but we also love to see players arrive with 5 or 6-string instruments, acoustic basses, and any other specialist gear you may want to use. Be open to innovative new tunings too, as musical diversity is absolutely valued. A decent tuner is a must-have.

Other essentials every Bass player will need include a portable, practical amp suitable for small gigs and practice, a metronome, and ear protection. Don’t feel pressured into having expensive gear though, as it’s perfectly possible to get great tones on budget equipment if you know how to make the most of it.

In addition to accessing the WaterBear studio facilities, the ability to record to a reasonable standard at home is also very useful.

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Meet our Tutors and Mentors

At WaterBear, we’re proud to work with some of the industry’s most accomplished music professionals. Tutors and mentors who are all highly experienced at every level of the music industry. Check out their information below. As working professionals, the tutoring team may be subject to occasional change and availability may vary.

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Kieron Pepper

Director of Artist Development and Mentor

Performance and Songwriting
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Aidan Hampson

Tutor and Mentor

Amba Tremain

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals
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Joe Newman

Head of Electronic Music & Business

Electronic Music
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Rasha Shaheen

Director of Education

Business and Innovation
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George Donoghue

Head of Audio Production and Mentor

Audio Production
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Hannah Boulton

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals and Songwriting
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Jade Williams

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals
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Pete Riley

Tutor

Tom Stevens

Senior Programme Manager (BA) and Tutor

Business and Innovation
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Matt White

Tutor and Mentor

Guitar / Business and Innovation
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Martin Tibbetts

Tutor and Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Georgia Train

Tutor and Mentor

Songwriting / Business and Innovation
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Sam Bell

Tutor and Mentor

Guitar
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Adam Bushell

Co-Founder and CEO

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Bruce John Dickinson

Founder Director

Guitar
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Liam Colin Kearley

Tutor

Drums / Live Performance
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Demelza Mather

Tutor

Toby Moore

Head of MA Entrepreneurship

Business and Innovation
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Georgie Palzeaird

Head of Student Experience

Radio Presenter and Journalist
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Ruth Daniel

Tutor and Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Pat Heath

Tutor

Guitar
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Kat Ward

BA Programme Officer

Business and Innovation
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Lulu Minns

Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Dan Harvey

Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Stacey Haber

Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Steve Hillier

Tutor

Songwriting
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Kieran Daniel

Tutor

Jack Kingslake

Tutor

Electronic Music
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John Hart

Tutor and Mentor

Business and Innovation
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Rob Town

Tutor

Business and Innovation
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Mark Roberts

Tutor

Audio Production
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Abi D’Arcy

Tutor

Songwriting and Vocals
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Lisa McKeown

Tutor

Business and Innovation
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Nick Williams

Tutor

Songwriting
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George Holliday

Tutor

Songwriting
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Megan Sayer

Tutor and Mentor

Vocals
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Claire Spooner

Tutor

Electronic Music
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Sam Coveney

Tutor

Audio Production & Live Sound
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Adam Goodlet

Tutor and Mentor

Audio Production
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Toby Lawrence

Mentor

Tim Belcher

Tutor

Electronic Music
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Stuart Brewer

Tutor and Mentor

Guitar and Electronic Music
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WaterBear Guests

Masterclasses and industry guest visits take place throughout the year, showcasing some of the best artists and innovators in today’s music. Our guest programme varies each year and some of our recent guests are shown below.

Paul Turner

Bass
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Dale Davis

Bass
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Melanie Howard

Bass
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Greyum May

Bass / Electronic Music
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2022 Prospectus

Want to know about our BA (Hons) music degree and master’s courses in more detail? The latest 2022 WaterBear Prospectus is available to order. Just fill out the form and we’ll get one sent to you.

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WaterBear – The College of Music offers BA (Hons) degree and master's courses tailor-made for today's musicians. Smaller class sizes, flexible course delivery.

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