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      About Steve Billman

      Steve Billman
      Steve Billman
      Music Teacher, Master
      Location: Glendora, CA
      Speaks: English
      Instructs: Bass Guitar, Guitar, Music Theory, String Bass
      Education: I studied at Berklee College of Music - Muscians Institute - Orange Coast College - ( Spudd) Lyle Murphy's "Equal Interval System".
      Performance Experience: I have Played professionally for over 40 years both Bass and Guitar. Traveled the world with such artisit as Frank Gambale and 6 time Grammy winner Daniel Ho
      Teaching Experience: I have a lot of experience teaching all kinds of classes. I taught at Los Angeles College of Music for 26 years. Taught such classes as Music Theory, Vocal Sight Singing, Jazz History, Bass Rhythm Sudies 1&2 and Jazz Bass classes.
      Teaching Philosophy: My goal in teaching has always been to make students not just good players , but to make them great musicians regardless of their instrument. It is also important to give them the skills they will need to be succesful in life no matter what career they choose. I also want them to experience the joy that music can bring, not only to us but to those around us. It is something that we can carry through our entire life.

      Get to know Steve Billman

      Steve Billman


      Musicians Institute- 1980-81 Graduated 1981. Berklee Colloge of Music- 1983-1984
      Spud “Lyle” Murphy- 1992-1999
      Orange Coast College-1979
      Berklee online 2015-Present

      Faculty Experience

      Los Angeles College of Music. 1996 – present
      Musicians Institute: summer of 1981.
      Dick Grove School of music 1986 – 1992. Private teacher for over 30 years

      Courses Taught

      Jazz Bass.
      Rhythm Studies for Bass. Sight Singing for Vocalist. Harmony and Theory 1-2-3-4 Bass Private Lessons
      Fusion Ensemble Classes Music Notation
      Jazz History
      Beginning Piano

      I am also am Proficient in:
      Logic - Finale - Final Cut Pro - Beginning Guitar and Songwriting.


      Written curriculum for:
      Jazz Bass Levels 1-4
      Rhythm Studies for Bass Levels 1-3 Jazz History 1-2 (An online Course)

      Performance Experience

      Daniel Ho –1992 – to present
      Tak Matsumoto
      Liza Minnelli
      Frank Gambale – 2003 - 2005
      Billy Cobham
      Brian Bromberg
      Rob Mullins
      Free flight
      Makoto Ozone
      Pat Kelley
      Chester Thompson
      Craig Sharmat
      Rayford Griffin
      Worship Leader of Light & Life church (The River) - 2000-2008
      Worship Leader for Eagle Rock Covenant Church - 2019 to present.
      Gerry Brown
      Luis Conte
      Dave Coz
      Rio Okomoto ( Spock’s Beard)
      Burleigh Drummond (Ambrosia)
      Alex Acuna
      Abraham Laboriel
      Played clinics with Mike stern (multiple times) and John Scofield.


      The Odd Dogs “Beneath the Surface”

      “Blues Man” (Tak Matsumoto) 2020

      Dinosaur.” (played on 2 songs)

      Steve Billman Trio Plus 1
      “Odd Times for an Odd World” 2012

      Continuum (My Original Band)

      Continuum 1994
      Passages 1998.

      Frank Gambale Raison D ‘etre – 2004

      Daniel Ho
      ‘Ikena –
      2008 Grammy award winning album
      Simple as a sunrise – 2004
      Sunny Spaces – 2008
      Skies are Blue – 2006
      Teresa’s confession 1995

      Tak Matsumoto & Daniel Ho - Electric Island Acoustic Sea Toured Japan and Hawaii. March 2017

      Andy Suzuki
      Slaughter house blues – 1998

      Mark Harrison
      Are we there yet? – 2005 Just add Water – 2010

      Driven- 2006
      Light the fire series iii – 2010 Sunny Side Up - 2012

      Also check out the Odd Dogs you tube page. This has Live Videos as well as some Lesson videos that I have produced. References By Request.

      Steve Billman teaches at:
      848 S Grand Ave
      Glendora, CA 91740
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