John Bass LRAM

Professional musician and specialist music teacher

Hello and welcome to "Music and Strings"






My name is John Bass and I would like to introduce myself and tell you about what I do for a living.


I am a believer that music should be enjoyable. The gift of music is something we can tap into all through our lives.


Music can bridge the divide between nations. It is a universal language just like a smile! Music is the one language everyone speaks.



I am a conservatoire trained professional musician, CRB checked and I offer a friendly and educational approach to the learning of music.


I have a vast experience teaching both privately and in schools having been sharing my knowledge with children and adults for 30 years.


As well as individual string teaching, I have a love of chamber music and conducting student and adult orchestras. I can run various sized groups from string duets up to full orchestras.


I also offer music theory lessons and exam aural lessons on a one to one basis or in groups.


The extra aural tuition is always imperative for any children taking practical exams.





Ariella Strings

I am also a member of the award winning string group Ariella Strings and my arrangements make up a lot of the music they perform.

Ariella Strings commission me to arrange music that their clients may have requested.

Ariella Strings has a very active facebook page - do visit it to find out what we are up to and what new arrangements I have been working on.



Ariella String Duo at Dodford Manor



One of my passions is producing interesting and fun string arrangements.

This is something I have been doing for the last 25 years and I never tire of it.

My arrangements are suitable for professional groups and student groups alike.

Many of my arrangements are available on www.smppress.sheetmusicplus.com.


If you would like a complete list of my arrangements, please do contact me - details below.







"Where words fail,


music speaks


Hans Christian Andersen


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