My name is Damion Sheppard, and I am a working musician in Central London. I teach Bass Guitar for all styles, levels, and ages. I also teach guitar, both electric and acoustic, to absolute beginners.

Whether you've been playing your whole life, or have never picked up an instrument before, it doesn't matter; I tailor the lessons to suit your needs. Just tell me where you want your playing to be, and I will get it there. Alternatively, if you just want to *play bass*, then leave it to me to come up with fun but challenging lessons for you. Either way, you can have as much or as little control over the lesson structure as you want.


  • how to play your favourite songs
  • how to play chords on the bass
  • how to play quickly and accurately
  • how to play in time all the time
  • how to improvise over a tune, without letting the overall groove suffer
  • how to play harmonics and when to use them
  • to slap *properly*
  • how to actually hold the guitar (so many people get this wrong!)
  • how to efficiently learn *anything* you want to learn
  • how not to damage your hands (in the long run)
  • to read music (if this interests you!)
  • music theory – from the basics up

When you take up lessons with me you are getting a lot more than just weekly sessions. When appropriate, in addition to the time spent in lessons, I will also:

  • produce extra practice exercises for you; this is especially useful if you are practicing for an exam
  • create a detailed practice schedule, with an audio guide, specially designed to squeeze the most out of your practice time, however little you may have
  • create 'slowed down' or transposed versions of any songs you are learning
  • make backing tracks to help with any particular aspects of playing you are working on

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Music lessons make a great personal gift, which will be remembered for years to come. Lessons will be fun, hands on, and will cover several useful exercises and techniques which can be practiced at home.

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