Vision on Teaching
The Jazz Bass Guitar study at AMPA provides guidance in your artistic development as a bass player. In the lessons we will focus on developing skills like timing, improvisation, sound, harmony, melody, technique, repertoire and composition. We will do this covering various styles, jazz being the most important one.
Together we will also try to create awareness and vision in your musical ambitions and focus on creating a practice routine that fits your path of development.
Our lessons will also include a lot of singing, listening to records and transcribing bass-lines and solo’s. To deepen the understanding of the music and your own relation to it.
AMPA has a great team of teachers which will guide and inspire you in your musical journey.
Freedom in music is something that fascinates bass player Stef Joosten (1996). It is the essential element that attracted him to improvised music. There’s nothing more exciting, fresh and organic than new music taking shape and developing in the spur of the moment.
Stef graduated Cum Laude at the Conservatory of Amsterdam. During and after his studies he was part of BABS, Coolhaven, Koen Smits Quintet and the Tiago Lageira Trio, he also shared the stage with Jeroen van Vliet, Harmen Fraanje, Tristan Refrow, Koen Schalkwijk, Hans van Oosterhout, Pascal Vermeer and many others. Aside from being active as a sideman Stef is currently active as the leader of his project TISOI in which he played with prominent national and international jazz artists, such as Ivo Neame, Morris Kliphuis, Mete Erker and Kika Sprangers.