James Stathatos

Bass Guitar and Double Bass teacher

Based in
Brighton, Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Brighton & Hove
James Stathatos | Bass Guitar and Double Bass teacher

Rates: £25/Hour or £15/Hour in groups of two.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07941 129114

I started playing bass at the age of 12. I hold a grade 8 in electric bass and a Professional Diploma in Music Performance from the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. I have worked with a number of artists as a session musician, I have been on radio and my playing can be heard on albums by Carrie Tree, Simon Scardanelli, Cordelia Gartside and others.

I have a PGCE in Music that qualifies for teaching in secondary schools up to A level standard and for a couple of years I have taught in schools in the south of England.

I started teaching electric bass privately in 2004. I currently live in Brighton and work exclusively as a private teacher and performing musician.I

I can teach both electric bass (all levels of ability) and double bass (beginners and intermediate players). I aim to cover all aspects of playing, technique, theory and sight-reading. I chose to use the RGT teaching resources with all my students as the material covers so many areas of playing comprehensively. I add songs to this syllabus and I encourage students to choose material as well.

I teach at home where I have access to good resources that allow me to provide backing tracks, recordings of lessons and printed resources. I can travel short distances from Brighton.

*PGCE in Music (University of Southampton)
*Professional Diploma in Music Performance Dist. (Brighton Institute of Modern Music)
*Grade 8 Electric Bass (Rockschool)
*Registry of Guitar Tutors (RGT) teaching member

One-to-one lessons


Dr Scardo

Recording and performing with Dr Scardo, an original rock band fromted by Simon Scardanelli (formerly Simon Tedd of Big Bam Boo who had hit singles in the 1990's).

Mar 2011

Sussex Jazz Orchestra

I currently perform as a bassist with the Sussex Jazz Orchestra. (The Sussex Jazz Orchestra was formed in 1987 by the late Ian Hamer to play his original compositions and arrangements with Tubby Hayes, Kenny Wheeler, Stan Tracey and latterly Paul Busby.)

Nov 2010

Secondary School Music Teacher

Taught Music and ICT as a supply teacher in secondary schools in Hampshire, Surrey and Berkshire.

Sep 2007 - Jul 2009

Rock Academy Southampton

Coached a band at the Rock Academy held at the Brookfield Community School in Southampton, Hampshire. Our tutor group received a commendation from the Hampshire County Council for the students' performance at the end of year concert July 2006.

Oct 2006 - Mar 2007

Tribe Community Arts

Taught groups of bass students as a peripatetic tutor at Thornden School in Hampshire for Tribe Community Arts.

Oct 2004 - Jul 2005

Private Teaching

I have taught privately for 6 years and have successfully entered students for Rockschool examinations.

Sep 2004

Bassist for Natural High

Recorded an album and performed gigs with Chris Pearce (University of Southampton guitar tutor).

May 2004 - Sep 2005

Bassist with ex House Band from C5 TV show "The Mag"

Member of the ex Channel 5 house band "The Magnets" from the late 90s TV show "The Mag". The band featured John Roberts on drums (The Blockheads, Wilco Johnson) and Chris Pearce on guitar (University of Southampton guitar tutor).

Jan 1998 - Dec 2000

Educational history

Professional Diploma in Modern Music

October, 2009 - July, 2010
Brighton Institute of Modern Music
I followed a Pro Diploma course at the Brighton Institute of Modern Music. The course covered areas such as modern electric bass styles, techniques and live performance. I received distinction on all subjects as well as for my overall mark.

PGCE Secondary in Music

September, 2006 - July, 2007
University of Southampton
I trained as a Secondary School Music Teacher at the University of Southampton and taught music to students to GCSE level. I taught grade 5 theory to A-level students.


Aimed at: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


24hour cancellation notice required if you cannot make a booked lesson. I am happy to rearrange a lesson at a mutually more convenient time as and when necessary.

Make an enquiry Phone: 07941 129114

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