In person and online bass lessons

Bass Lessons

Keeping the time and carving out the feel, playing what the song requires, a good bass player is your backbone.

Wanna learn how to play like Carol Kaye, Charles Mingus, or Jean-Paul Jones? Get yourself started here.

Bass Lessons In West Seattle & Online

Matt Moore : Teacher

Matt Moore


Students: Saxophone (baritone, tenor, alto), clarinet, flute, drums, guitar, piano, ukulele, and beginning bass

Styles: Jazz, Rock, Classical

Preferred pronouns: he/him

Matt Moore is from Austin, Texas. He picked up guitar at the age of 7. In middle school, he began with the saxophone. During high school, Matt learned piano and drums. Through college, he learned to play the clarinet and flute as well as perfected the rest of his instruments. Matt graduated cum laude from the University of North Texas at the Music School with a B.A. in Jazz Studies. From then, he has performed in many professional bands and formed his own groups, such as Circling Drones. Matt has a lot of experience in all the instruments he teaches.

Matt likes to combine what the students wants to learn with his knowledge of that particular style of music. He likes to integrate music theory lessons as well as teaching to read and write. Matt gives homework to allow the students to practice on their own at home. Most importantly, he wants the student(s) to enjoy learning everything they can about music.

What musical styles are you versed in? Which ones are your favorites?:

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Why Matt Loves West Side Music Academy:


Eli Satter : Teacher

Eli Satter


Instruments: Cello, Violin, Piano, Upright Bass

Students: Cello: Beginner to Advanced • Violin and Piano: (Beginner to Intermediate) • Bass (Beginner)

Styles: Classical, folk, band and orchestra

Preferred pronouns: They/them

Elisha started playing the piano at the age of 3; violin and guitar were added to their repertoire by age 11. They always preferred instruments in the lower register, so cello was a natural fit from the moment Elisha picked it up at age 12. By the time Elisha could drive, bass was also in the practice and performance mix. Along the way, they have studied with a variety of modern, baroque and classical cellists including Coral Marchant, Matthew Rehfeldt, Meg Brennand, and Bradley Hawkins

Elisha joined their school orchestra in the 5th grade and currently performs with the orchestra at Seattle Pacific University (SPU), where they’re studying music therapy with an emphasis in psychology. They played cello and bass for the Mount Baker Youth Symphony from 8th-12th grade and is now in their 3rd year with the SPU string quartet. Elisha has played weddings, performed in a church band and has recorded with other artists. They spent a year as the music coordinator for a kids' club and has been a music theory tutor.


On Elisha’s Stereo:

All kinds of albums by all kinds of artists; their favorite genres are indie folk and movie scores. Elisha’s favorite classical composer is Dame Ethyl Smythe who composed “March of the Women” in 1911 as an anthem for the women’s suffrage movement.

Favorite Gig

When Elisha was in high school, they were playing a Christmas Eve church service. While the pastor was making announcements, their audio was set up so they could hear themselves in their headsets but the audience couldn't. Once they were all tuned up, they took turns playing the riff from George Michael's "Careless Whisper".

Why Elisha Loves West Side Music Academy

Elisha feels the comfortable, welcoming environment offered by WSMA is an ideal place to learn and practice one’s art.