Teaches Guitar, Bass Guitar
Guitar, Bass Guitar
About Michael Bell
- Guitarist/Bassist since 1968
- Started teaching guitar in 1972.
- Bachelors degree in Instrumental Music Education, UWisconsion - Oshkosh 1980
- Masters degree in Instrumental Music Education, Arizona State 1990
- Band and Orchestra Director Wisconsin Public Schools - Oshkosh, WI 1983 -1986
- Kyrene (AZ public schools) 1986 -2000
- Wake County Public Schools 2000 - 2018
- Retired 2018
Professional Touring and Studio Music Guitarist/Bassist full- and part-time since 1976. Worked production for Broadway, Bands for talk show hosts as well as back-up for major artists (ie.David Frost, Chuck Berry).
Studio call player for commercials, independent artists etc.
Currently doing more musicals at various levels from amateur to professional.
I started out as a rock band musician and that became my bread and butter for 30 years. I branched out into other areas because of my experience in live venue performance (Rock, Jazz, Country), Education and reading ability.
I feel a guitarist should be a guitarist that can be more than a "one trick pony". The more you know, the more you play, the more you can do.