June 19, 2016

Joe Santerre

Heavily Respected Bass Instructor Joe Santerre

From His Website Bio:

Joe Santerre is an electric bassist, who plays primarily 6 Joe Santerre string electric bass. He has recorded and/or performed with Mike Mangini, Chad Wackerman, John Blackwell, Dave DiCenso, Mark Walker, Casey Scheurell, Guthrie Govan, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Tom Coster, Ross Ramsay, Steve Hunt, Jon Finn, Don Lappin, Sal DiFusco, Bruce Bartlett, Dino Govoni and George Garzone to name a few….3 bass books published by Hal Leonard.., Rock Bass Lines, Slap Bass Lines & Fingerstyle Funk Bass Lines. 2 Instructional DVDs..,How To Play Bass Lines & Fusion Bass Lesson from GuitarLeading.com. He is a member of the Bass Department of Berklee College of Music and is the first bass teacher there to become a primarily a 6 string electric bassist. Joe is available for recordings (via email using Logic) and lessons (via Skype). He can be reached at joesanterre@comcast.net or on Facebook. He’s also a featured artist on the bass guitar instructional website Jamplay.com.

 

From His Berklee Music Bio:

“My approach to teaching is tailored to the individual student. Each student is unique in his or her strengths, weaknesses, goals, and desires. Joe playing bass in a bandTherefore, I try to custom design each individual’s private lessons, so that strengths are reinforced, weaknesses are strengthened, and every student’s goals and desires are reached, or at least moved closer.”

“My own performance background is a huge influence on the way I teach. What I have to say in the classroom is directly related to my performance experiences. Once students get a solid mastery of the basics, I teach them how all that theory information they’ve been learning can be used practically, in real life playing.”

“Teaching at Berklee has many benefits. It helps me to keep current with new players, techniques, bands, gear, etc. The faculty here are involved in their own performing projects—which makes them better teachers. Faculty members and students come from many different countries, so we have the opportunity to play with people from all over the world. And, most importantly, we get to help students learn and grow as musicians.”

Career Highlights

B.M., Berklee College of Music
Numerous performances as leader of own band and member of the Jon Finn Group
Appearances with Eguie Castrillo, Tom Coster, Jeff Golub, Dino Govoni, Mike Mangini, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, and Joey Franco
Leader on solo CDs Straight Shooter Joe Santerre Playing Liveand The Scenic Route on Audio Image Records
Played on Ross Ramsay’s CD Late September (2005), Sal DiFusco’s CD Great Exploits (2003), and Jon Finn’s guitar book DVD for Mel Bay Publications (2006)
Staff writer for Bass Frontiers magazine
Performances and clinics at Berklee in Los Angeles and Berklee in Argentina programs, and the United States University Performing Artist Series in Costa Rica
Currently working on finger funk bass line book for Hal Leonard/Berklee Press and next solo CD
Former students include Tom Hamilton (Aerosmith), John Myung (Dream Theater), Chris Loftlin (Brian McKnight), Bryan Bellar (Dweezil Zappa), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction/Alanis Morrisette)

 

From His Jam Play Bio:

Joe is a member of the Bass Department at the Berklee College of music. Joe has recorded and performed with Mike Mangini, Chad Wackerman, John Blackwell, Dave DiCenso, Mark Walker, Casey Scheurell, Guthrie Govan, Steve Morse, John Petrucci, Tom Coster, Ross Ramsay, Steve Hunt, Jon Finn, Don Lappin, Sal DiFusco, Bruce Bartlett, Dino Govoni and George Garzone. Joe Santerre is an electric bassist, who plays primarily 6 string electric bass. Joe is a member of the Bass Department at the Berklee College of music. He has 3 bass books published by Hal Leonard.., Rock Bass Lines, Slap Bass Lines & Fingerstyle Funk Bass Lines.

 

Here Are Some Youtube Videos Of Joe Jam’n Out On Bass

 

 

 

 

Additional Links For Bass Instructor Joe Santerre

 

 

Music Instructor at BerkleeInstructor: Joe Santerre
School: Berklee Online

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Teaching bass at Jam Play

Instructor: Joe Santerre
Website: JamPlay
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facebook profile for Joe Santerre

Instructor: Joe Santerre
Website: JamPlay
Check It Out: HERE

 

Some Instructional Bass Publications From Joe Santerre