Debase – fostering local musical talent
If you’d like to take your musical aspirations to the next level, take some professional advice from the friendly, talented musicians at DeBase Music Centre.
Recently relocated from Nelson Street to their handy city fringe location in Morningside, DeBase offers the great combination of instrument tutoring and a live recording studio.
Individual and group lessons include practical and grade theory with one free recording ses- sion included at the end of each term.
The qualified tutors are all passionate about their craft and teach most modern instruments including guitar, bass guitar, keyboard and piano, drums, flute, violin and vocals (pop and rock).
The beauty of DeBase is that they can offer a combination of different teaching methods to suit individual students and to take advantage of all the styles.
Guitar tutor and mem- ber of a few Auckland bands, James Erceg teaches neo-classical rock in the style of Yngwie Malmsteem. Other guitar tutors can cover the genres of jazz, singersongwriter, gypsy jazz and drifting.
Prominent drum tutor, Joe Brownless, is in the band Heavy Metal Ninjas who can often be seen performing at Powerstation, recently as support for Coheed and Cambria.
Vocals tutor, Stks, has released two successful albums in New Zealand and on iTunes and is working on his third album.
‘‘Our live recording studio gives people a chance to showcase their talents,’’ Says audio engineer, Ivan Wong. ‘‘We offer great results at affordable prices.’’
Their recording service for vocal or instrumental also offers song arrangements, even from a simple mobile phone recording. Included in the service is professional advice for people to sing better, improve studio and playing techniques to get the best out of a recording.
Space is available for after-school lessons and weekend study. Live recording studio by appointment.
All DeBase term sessions culminate in one FREE recording session.
Guitar tutor: James Erceg teaches neo-classical rock in the style of Yngwie Malmsteem.