Bass Guitar Teacher in Hampshire

Welcome to PorterBass! Here you will find my portfolio of videos, music and photos, as well as information about myself as a musician, session player and bass teacher.

As a bass player living and working in the south of England, I have been lucky enough to work with many great musicians and play in some amazing places.

Growing up around the Southampton area, I was able to immerse myself in the local music scene from a young age. I have studied at the Academy of Music and Sound, Southampton Solent University and The Institute Of Contemporary Music Performance in London before becoming Bass Guitar Teacher in Hampshire.

Over the last few years, I have recorded in places such as Abbey Road Studios and Mike Stock’s studio in Sussex, and have played gigs all over the country and Europe. I have worked with many original bands and artists including: Shayne Ward, The Beautiful Secret, Sarah Darling, Boundless Kings, GrooveRoom, ’til Dusk and The Inklings. You can see and hear examples of these bands on my Videos and Music page, as well as my YouTube and Soundcloud playlists – which you can find in the Contact page. You can also see many pictures from gigs and photoshoots on my Gallery page.

I play regularly with function and cover bands, which include: Great Scott, Mister Kanish, OJ’s Soul Band, Standard Street, Northern Quarter, Golden Groove and The Spitfires.

Often, I spend time in the studio as a session bass player. I am proficient at a range of musical styles – from rock, pop, funk, soul, jazz, blues, reggae, ska and metal. You can find examples of these songs and albums on my Soundcloud page.

I am an experienced bass guitar teacher in Hampshire, I teach students of all age ranges and abilities – you can find details on the Bass Guitar lessons page.

Bass Guitar lessons in Hampshire

I offer Bass Guitar Lessons in the Hampshire area for individuals for every age and skill level.

Adam is an awesome bass tutor and honestly one of the only people who I've improved with. I had an assessment recently for university and I wouldn't have gotten through it if it wasn't for his patience and fun way of learning.

Chevelle Frazer-Rose / Bass Guitar Student

Adam is a fun tutor to have, being attentive in the sense that he will make sure everything he teaches you will be understood, and if it isn't he will re-direct his approach to better suit the student . He also keeps a strong structure to the lesson as to make progress as steady as possible, but above all else he is a relaxed and fun musician to learn from.

Kain Foley / Bass Guitar Student

Adam has been my bass teacher for nearly 9 months now and I've constantly been impressed with his tuition. He has made lessons fun and varied by teaching me songs I want to learn, whilst also teaching me the theory behind the songs I'm learning. A great balance of teaching theory and technique. Adam has been very patient with me throughout the time he's been my teacher, and always reassures me that if I'm stuck with anything I can just give him a call or a message. A very supportive, hard working musician who is also very passionate about what he does and has a genuine love for teaching.

Chris Davis / Bass Guitar Student