Setup/Gear/Manufacturer of Instruments:

Fender Jazz Bass, Ampeg BA300 210 combo amp

Why did you begin studying music?

I began studying music in seventh grade. I have continued to take private lessons since then.

What are you doing with music right now?

Right now I am in two rock bands in Massachusetts: “Sound Pilot” and “Pacifists at War”. I am also taking private lessons where I am learning jazz bass. I am also going to attend the Berklee College of Music 5-week jazz program this summer.[/twocol_one] [twocol_one_last]

Bassist Andrew Tegeler

Located in Needham, MA

  • Primary Instrument: Bass
  • Playing for 5 years (age 16)

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Who are some of your influences?

I am influenced by rock bassists such as Flea and Sting. I especially like Flea’s use of slap bass. John Coltrane is also a major influence on my playing style.

Who do you/have you studied with?

I am currently studying bass in private lessons under Sven Larson in Needham.

What do you plan on doing with music in the future?

In the future I plan on advancing forward with my bands as well and with jazz ensembles. I am going to the Berklee 5-week summer program this year to study jazz.


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