Bass Guitar Instructor: Andrew Houston
Rock, Pop, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Funk and Reggae.
Andrew has been playing bass professionally for over15 years. As a member of the British group Candleman Summer he became firmly established on the London live circuit, made numerous TV and radio appearances, and enjoyed a successful career recording and touring extensively.
Andrew came to the US in 2000. He has played at several acclaimed music festivals, including the world famous SXSW in Austin and Nadine’s Wild Weekend in San Francisco, and has also shared billing with various national acts such as Berlin, Journey, Peter Frampton, Poe, The Fixx, Oleander, Ronnie Montrose, Dishwalla and Kings X. He demonstrated his diverse bass playing abilities as one of the founding members of Diluvio, whose songs included aspects of Brazilian jazz, Funk, Reggae, and Middle Eastern influences.
He has also written music for well-known poet Joe Montoya with whom he performed regularly throughout the Sacramento Valley. Andrew currently plays bass for rock singer Larisa Bryski and also the hard edged rock trio The Candy Strippers.
Andrew’s method explores the musical interests of the student and is geared towards ensuring their development. He believes that balanced lessons are the key, and that by teaching the student to enjoy playing an encouraging atmosphere for learning can be built.